Professor Patrick Mullen Publishes Book on Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History

October 9, 2012

Professor Patrick Mullen’s book, The Poor Bugger’s Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History, has been published by Oxford.  With a long historical view, moving from the first wave of Irish Modernism (James Joyce, John Millington Synge, Roger Casement) to the postmodernism of Patrick McCabe, Neil Jordan, and Jamie O’Neill, Professor Mullen’s book brings the paradigms of queer theory and postcolonial studies to bear on Irish literature.