Fakultät für Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften

Herr Prof. Dr. Lance Pettitt


Professor Anglistik: Literaturwissenschaft


Nr. 03 auf Ebene O.07

Sprechstundenzeiten im Wintersemester 2021/22:
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Professor Lance Pettitt is the inaugural Travelling Professor of Irish Studies at Bergische University, Wuppertal, a post funded by the Irish government and its Global Irish programme. He is concurrently an Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, where he holds a British Academy/ Leverhulme small research grant (2021/22) for work on film and TV representations of the Border.

Research and Teaching Keywords

Irish cinema

Irish cultural history

Irish border studies

Film and TV representation

Twentieth century Irish literature



The Last Bohemian: Brian Desmond Hurst, Irish film, British cinema (New York; Syracuse UP, 2022).

Maeve ‘Ireland on Film’ series, (Santa Caterina; EduFSC, 2022), co-edited with B. Kopschitz Bastos.

Screening Ireland: Film and Television Representation (Manchester UP, 2000, 2nd edn. 2023 forthcoming).

December Bride (Cork UP/IFI, 2001).

Articles, book chapters and other publications

Prof. Pettitt has published in peer-review journals - ‘Irish exilic cinema’, Irish Studies Review (2011), the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2013) and Eire-Ireland (2015, 2017 as well as numerous essays in book collections (1997-2020) on Irish cinema, television and cultural history. The latest of these, on Pat Murphy and on George Best, appear in volumes published by Cork University Press in 2020.).

His editorial work includes Thaddeus O’Sullivan: Early films, 1973-1986 (IFI, 2014 a critical edition DVD) and in 2011 he was a co-founding editor (with Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos) of ‘Ireland on Film’, a bilingual critical edition series of Irish screenplays and DVDs, currently with four volumes: The Uncle Jack (2011), The Woman Who Married Clark Gable (2013), The Road to God Knows Where (2014) and Maeve (2022).

His current research is on the 1970s television work of Eugene McCabe and a critical edition of Denis Johnston’s Guests of the Nation (1935) He can be contacted at: www.lancepettitt.com and his Twitter is @CISLondon

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