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Jonathan Bolton

Jonathan Bolton



Jonathan Bolton

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9090 Haley Center

Office Hours

Tuesday, Thursday 1:45-3 pm

About Me

Jon Bolton specializes in modern British and Irish literature. He is the author of Personal Landscapes: British Poets in Egypt and Blighted Beginnings: Coming of Age in Independent Ireland, and he is currently working on a study of the Cambridge spies in literature and film. His essays have appeared in such journals as Irish University Review, Modern Drama, New Hibernia Review, Journal of Modern Literature, Contemporary Literature, and South Atlantic Review.

Research Interests

20th-century British and Irish literature, drama, fiction, poetry


  • “Irish Autobiographical Fiction,” in A History of Irish Autobiography, ed. Liam Harte. Cambridge: Cambridge UP (2018): 178-192. 
  • “’I cannot rub this strangeness from my sight’: Contemporary Belfast and Sinéad Morrissey’s Through the Square Window.” Irish University Review, Vol. 47. Issue supplement, Nov. 2017, 416-31.
  • “From Mulberry Bend to Coney Island and the World: Charles F. Outcault’s Hogan’s Alley and Irish Immigrants in New York’s Lower East Side, 1895-6.” New Hibernia Review, vol. 19, no. 4. Spring 2015.
  • “Bernard Spencer and Oxford Poetry,” Bernard Spencer: Essays on his Poetry & Life. Ed. Peter Robinson. Bristol: Shearsman Books (2012): 26-35.
  • “Lucid Song: The Poetry of the Second World War.” Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century War Literature. Ed. Adam Piette and Mark Rawlinson. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, (2012): 85-93.
  • “John Osborne and Blasphemy in A Subject of Scandal and Concern and Luther,” Modern Drama, 53:1, Spring 2010, 39-57.