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Assoc Professor Lucy Collins

Assoc Professor

Lucy Collins

Associate Professor
School of English, Drama and Film
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University College Dublin, School of English Drama and Film, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


Lucy Collins joined UCD in 2008 after previously teaching at Trinity College Dublin and in the UK at the University of Cumbria. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, where she completed both her BA and PhD degrees, she spent a year at Harvard University on a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her research interests are in poetry and poetics; recent publications include Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement (2015), Poetry by Women in Ireland 1870-1970: A Critical Anthology (2012) and a co-edited collection of essays Aberration in Modern Poetry (2011). She has published widely on individual poets from Ireland, Britain and America and has a particular interest in gender issues and in ecocriticism. A co-edited anthology, The Irish Poet and the Natural World: An Anthology of Verse in English from the Tudors to the Romantics, was published by Cork University Press in 2014. She is co-founder of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive, a national digital repository.


  • Vice Principal for Graduate Studies
    University College Dublin, UCD College of Arts and Humanities, Ireland3 Feb 2020


  • Senior Lecturer
    University of Cumbria4 Sep 2000 - 31 Dec 2007
  • Lecturer
    University College Dublin1 Sep 1998 - 31 Aug 2000
  • Associate Professor
    University College Dublin, UCD School of English, Drama and Film, Ireland1 Aug 2018
  • Lecturer
    University College Dublin, UCD School of English, Drama and Film, Ireland1 Jan 2008 - 31 Jul 2018


  • BA (Mod)
    Trinity College Dublin
  • PhD
    Trinity College Dublin
  • MRes History of the Book
    University of London
  • Prof Dip University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin