Arts & Humanities Research Institute




Dr Frank Ferguson

AHRI: English Cluster Co-ordinator (CISS)

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About Dr Ferguson

Frank Ferguson is the Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies. He has over fifteen years’ experience as a researcher and teacher in literary studies. He joined Ulster University in 2005 as a Research Associate at the Institute of Ulster Scots Studies and became a lecturer in 2010. Before then he had taught at Queen’s University Belfast.

Research Fields

Frank Ferguson has written and edited a number of significant texts on Ulster-Scottish literature. Awarded a Distinguished Research Fellowship in 2014, his work on Ulster-Scots writing and book history has been recognised as internationally excellent. As director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish literature he leads a number of ongoing academic and community projects, such as the Ulster-Scots Education Project and the Ulster Poetry Project. His research interests include: Ulster and Scottish writing, literary diaspora studies, Scotch-Irish literature and culture, Irish and British book history and the study of the Romantic period ballad in Britain and Ireland. As research co-ordinator for the English unit at Ulster he welcomes approaches from institutions, groups and individuals who would like to explore opportunities for research partnerships, collaborations and outreach. He would also like to hear from individuals seeking to conduct Master’s and Doctoral Research projects in English Literature at Ulster.

Education

2002, PhD, Queen’s University Belfast
1998, MA Modern Literary Studies, Pass with Distinction, Queen’s University Belfast
1996, BA English Literature and Modern History, First Class Honours, Queen’s University Belfast

Contact Details

Office I008
+44 (0)28 7012 3577
f.ferguson@ulster.ac.uk

Books Edited

Number of items: 6.

Agee, Chris, Cheape, Hugh, Dillon, Charles, Ferguson, Frank, Mac Aindreasa, Seamus, Macdonald, Murdo, Mackay, Peter, MacLeòid, Aonghas, McLean, Janet, O Searcaigh, Cathal, Philip, Andrew and Sewell, Frank, eds. (2014) The Other Tongues: an Introduction to Writing in Gaelic and Scots in Ulster and the West of Scotland. 236 pp. Irish Pages Ltd.. ISBN 978-0-9561046-1-8

Ferguson, Frank and White, Kathryn, eds. (2013) John Hewitt A North Light.Twenty-five Years in a Municipal Art Gallery. Dublin. 294 pp. Four Courts. ISBN 978-1-84682-364-0

Ferguson, Frank, ed. (2012) Robert Dinsmoor’s Scotch-Irish Poems. Belfast. 250 pp. Ulster Historical Foundation. ISBN 978-1-908448-56-9

Ferguson, Frank and McConnel, James, eds. (2009) Across the Water: Ireland and Scotland in the Nineteenth Century.. Dublin. 182 pp. Four Courts. ISBN 9781846821509

Ferguson, Frank and Holmes, Andrew R., eds. (2009) Revising Robert Burns and Ulster: literature, religion and politics, c.1770-1920.. 198 pp. Four Courts. ISBN 9781846821974

Ferguson, Frank, ed. (2008) Ulster-Scots Writing: An Anthology.. Dublin. 527 pp. Four Courts. ISBN 9781846820748

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Book Sections

Number of items: 10.

Ferguson, Frank and Baraniuk, Carol (2013) “Donegal’s Presbyterians: The Ulster Scots Connection.”. In: An Historical, Environmental and Cultural Atlas of County Donegal. (Eds: MacLaughlin, Jim and Beattie, Sean), Cork University Press, Cork, ISBN 1859184944

Ferguson, Frank (2011) The Industrialization of Irish Book Production, 1790-1900.. In: The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV. (Eds: Murphy, James H.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 420-431. ISBN 9780198187318

Ferguson, Frank (2011) Ulster-Scots Literature. In: Oxford History of the Irish Book, vol. IV. (Eds: Murphy, James H.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 9-26. ISBN 978-0198187318

Ferguson, Frank (2010) Ulster-Scots Revival or Ullans twilight? States in Play in Contemporary Ulster-Scots Literature.. In: Language Issues: Ireland, France and Spain. (Eds: Hutchinson, Wesley and Ní Ríordáin, Clíona), Peter Lang, Bern, pp. 43-58. ISBN 9789052016498

Ferguson, Frank (2010) ‘ “The Third Character”: the Articulation of Scottish Identities in Two Irish Writers’.. In: Across the Water: Ireland and Scotland in the Nineteenth Century. Four Courts, Dublin, pp. 62-75. ISBN 9781846821509

Ferguson, Frank, Erskine, John and Dixon, Roger (2009) Commemorating and Collecting Burns in the North of Ireland, 1844-1902.. In: Revising Robert Burns and Ulster: literature, religion and politics, c.1770-1920. Four Courts, Dublin, pp. 127-147. ISBN 9781846824

Ferguson, Frank and Holmes, Andrew R. (2009) Introduction. In: Revising Robert Burns and Ulster: literature, religion and politics, c.1770-1920. Four Courts, Dublin, pp. 9-14. ISBN 9781846821974

Ferguson, Frank (2009) Towards an Anthology of Ulster-Scots Writing: Motivations, Complications and Negotiations. In: Institute of Ulster Scots Studies, Working Papers Volume 1. (Eds: Hay, Martin), University of Ulster, Londonderry, pp. 3-14. ISBN 9781859232323

Ferguson, Frank (2009) ‘ “Burns the Conservative”: Revising the Lowland Scottish Tradition in Ulster Poetry’.. In: Revising Robert Burns and Ulster: literature, religion and politics, c.1770-1920. Four Courts, Dublin, pp. 83-105. ISBN 9781846821974

McConnel, James and Ferguson, Frank (2009) Introduction. In: Across the Water: Ireland and Scotland in the Nineteenth Century. Four Courts, Dublin, pp. 7-10. ISBN 9781846821509

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Exhibition

Number of items: 3.

Peters, Marie-Claire, Ferguson, Frank, Ó Dochartaigh, Pól, MacRaild, Donald, Montgomery, Barry and Morrey, Rowan (2016) Representations of Jews in Irish Literature Exhibition. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.

Ferguson, Frank, McMillan, John and White, Kathryn (2013) John Hewitt: Home Words. Market Place Theatre Armagh.

Ferguson, Frank, White, Kathryn and McMillan, John (2012) ‘Every Townland Earned its Name in Song’ John Hewitt’s Ulster-Scots Tradition. Marketplace Theatre Armagh.

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