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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Gareth Roddy is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of Humanities. He joined Northumbria University in 2020, having previously taught at the University of Sheffield, where he completed his doctoral thesis in 2019. Gareth is a historian of modern Britain and Ireland, and is particularly interested in landscapes and identity, borders, peripheries, and the history of travel and tourism.

Key Publications

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  • Mist in “the West”: literatures of travel and landscape in the western British-Irish Isles, c.1880 1940, Roddy, G. 2019, Literary Tourism and the British Isles, Lexington Books
  • "Westward on the high-hilled plains": The literature of Shropshire and the early-twentieth century imagination, 1896-c.1939, Roddy, G. 2 Jan 2019, In: Contemporary British History
  • Kevin J. James, Tourism, Land, and Landscape in Ireland: The Commodification of Culture (New York, 2014), Roddy, G. 2018, In: Studies in Travel Writing

Qualifications

  • History PhD
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy AFHEA

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