dr. C.T. Cusack (Christopher)

Universitair docent - Departement Moderne talen en culturen
Universitair docent - Radboud Institute for Culture and History

Chris Cusack (he/him) is Assistant Professor of English and American Literature and Culture. He teaches in the English Language and Culture and American Studies BA programmes, in the English track of the two-year educational MA programme, and in the MA in Transatlantic Studies.

In 2018, Chris received his PhD cum laude from Radboud University. He has an MA (distinction) from University College London, and a BA (cum laude) from Radboud. His research mostly focuses on questions of cultural identity formation, usually in transatlantic contexts. His PhD analysed representations of the Great Irish Famine in Irish and North American literature. Since then, his work has focused on a variety of themes and their (sometimes oblique) interconnections, including the transatlantic cultural memory of famine, local colour in transatlantic contexts, religion in Irish American writing, and the representation of death in Irish and American culture and literature. He also has an interest in apocalypticism in contemporary literature and culture, on which he teaches an MA course, and occasionally writes about literature pedagogies. His work has appeared in a wide range of journals and edited books, and his first monograph is under contract with Liverpool University Press.

Chris has been the recipient of several scholarships and awards, including the Huygens Scholarship (twice), a GHI Horner Fellowship, a Keough Naughton Library Research Award, and a Boston College Summer Visiting Fellowship. As a literary critic, he writes for publications such as the Irish Times, the TLS, de Nederlandse Boekengids [Dutch Review of Books], Poetry London, and Poetry Review. By night, he moonlights as a poet, with big words but only fair to middling success.

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