School of English
University College Cork
College Road, Cork
|Heather Laird is a lecturer in fiction at University College Cork. She was raised on a small farm outside Carrick-on-Shannon,
Co. Leitrim and attended schools in Boyle, Co. Roscommon and Sligo town. She completed a doctoral thesis at University College
Dublin and was the James and Mary Fox Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway. She has published
several essays and book chapters on the consequences of, and responses to, colonialism in Ireland, and is the author of Subversive Law in Ireland, 1879-1920 (2005). She also has a keen interest in Irish cultural criticism, and is the author of "The 'Placing' and Politics of Elizabeth
Bowen in Contemporary Irish Literary and Cultural Criticism" (2009) and editor of Daniel Corkery's Cultural Criticism: Selected Writings (2012).