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Philip McGowan

QUB

BA (Dublin 1992) PhD (Dublin 1997)

Philip McGowan is Senior Lecturer in American Literature at Queen's University Belfast with research and teaching interests in twentieth-century American poetry, contemporary American fiction, as well as in film. A former Chair of the Irish Association for American Studies (2011-16), he is currently President of the European Association for American Studies (2016-20).

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