Coastal Works; Cultures on the Atlantic Edge (Oxford University Press, 2017), edited by Nicholas Allen, Nick Groom and Jos Smith, was recently reviewed by The Times Literary Supplement. In her review, Pamela Clemit notes that "Coastal Works gives a new turn to archipelagic studies. It musters an extraordinary range of scholarly disciplines – including literary criticism, cultural history, field studies, marine biology, thalassology and ethnography – to capture the meeting of water and land through its lived history, ecology, literary writings and visual art." In addition to editing the volume, Dr. Allen also contributed the essay “Ireland, Literature, and the Coastal Imaginary,” which explores the significance of Belfast’s maritime history in a global context.
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