I am a lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago and co-convene the Irish Studies Scholarly Seminar at the Newberry Library. I am the author of Laying Out the Bones: Death and Dying in the Modern Irish Novel (Syracuse U.P. 2017) and have published on death, trauma, and illness in modern and contemporary Irish literature. My research interests lie in theories of the novel, modernism, and the medical humanities. I am currently working on a monograph titled, Self-Destructive Modernisms: Suicide, Medicine, and Failure in the Modernist Novel.
Bridget English is a scholar of Irish literature and culture, modernism, and health humanities, based at the University of Illinois Chicago. She co-convenes the Irish Studies Seminar at the Newberry Library. On Twitter.