Department of English

Dr Ryan Twomey

Ryan TwomeyPosition: Lecturer in English
Contact Details
Office: W6A 621
Telephone: (02) 9850 8743
Fax: 61-2-9850 6593
Email: ryan.twomey@mq.edu.au

Qualifications

BA Hons (ACU), M.Ed (UNE), PhD (UNSW)

Profile

Ryan Twomey's main areas of research are nineteenth-century literature and the genre of juvenilia. His PhD thesis investigated the role that juvenilia plays the development of the child writer into the adult author. He is currently working on the rediscovery of juvenilia manuscripts in conjunction with the Juvenilia Press at the University of New South Wales and students from Macquarie University. Ryan's full-length study of the role juvenilia played in the adult authorship of Emily Brontë, William Harrison Ainsworth, George Eliot, and Maria Edgeworth is available through Hes & De Graaf publishers (2012). Ryan teaches both internal units, and in Macquarie's Open University Australia (OUA) program

Selected publications

Books:

  • "Experimenting with Home: Maria Edgeworth and the Development of the Regional Tale", David Owen and Lesley Peterson, (eds). Home and Away: The Place of the Child Writer. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, accepted 2014.
  • Twomey, Ryan. 'The Child is Father of the Man': Importance of Juvenilia in the Development of the Author. Netherlands, Hes & De Graaf, 2012.

Edited Volumes:

  • -   Edgeworth, Maria. Norton Critical Edition of Castle Rackrent. New York: Norton, 2014.
  • · Edgeworth, Maria. The Double Disguise. Christine Alexander and Ryan Twomey, (eds). Sydney: Juvenilia Press, 2014.
  • · Ainsworth, William Harrison. The December Tales: A Selection. Ryan Twomey and Jennifer Simkins, (eds). Sydney:       Juvenilia Press, accepted 2013. 
  •    Edgeworth, Maria. Norton Critical Edition of Castle Rackrent. New York: Norton, 2013.
  •    Edgeworth, Maria. The Double Disguise. Twomey, Ryan., and Christine Alexander, eds. Sydney: Juvenilia Press, 2013.
  •    Ainsworth, William Harrison. The December Tales: A Selection. Twomey, Ryan., and Jennifer Simkins, eds. Sydney: Juvenilia Press, 2013.

Scholarly Books:

Twomey, Ryan. 'The Child is Father of the Man': Importance of Juvenilia in the Development of the Author. Netherlands: Hes & De Graaf, 2012.

Refereed Journal Articles:

"Maria Edgeworth's youthful influence on Sir Walter Scott's Waverley", Sydney Studies in English, forthcoming. By invitation, May 2014. 
 

Teaching
  • Internal Units:
    ENGL108 - Literature and the Political
    ENGL120 - Approaches to English Literature
    ENGL209 - Children's Literature
    ENGL370 - Reason, Imagination, Revolution: Pope to Austen
  • OUA Units:
    ENG110 - Approaches to English Literature
    ENG315 - Australian Children's Literature
    ENG360 - Shakespeare

 


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