Dr Dermot Burns


 
researcher
 

Biography

Dermot taught at secondary level in the UK before moving to Ireland in 2003 to study for an MA in Literature and Publishing and then a PhD in medieval literature. He has also worked extensively in the fields of Adult Education and International Education, as well as in education consultancy. Dermot presently lectures in the Discipline of English at NUI Galway. Courses include Studies In Medieval Literature, North American Literature, Medieval Piety: Poetry, Play, Prose, Shakespeare's plays and poetry, Renaissance Fiction, Fiction of Adolescence, Medieval Aesthetics, Service Learning, Literature and the Social World, and Reading (and Writing about) Literature. He is currently supervising PhD research in the field of mental health narratives and stigmatisation in modern literature and has supervised numerous MA dissertations on a range of topics.

Books

  Year Publication
(2017) Writing a scientific-style thesis: a guide for graduate research students.
Dermot Burns (2017) Writing a scientific-style thesis: a guide for graduate research students. Galway, Ireland: National University of Ireland, Galway. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2023) Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Text and Images
Dermot Burns (2023) What's in a flinch? Courage and cowardice in the poem `Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' and its 21st -century screen adaptation, The Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Text and Images [Details]
(2022) The Federation of European Literacy Associations 22nd European Conference/The Literacy Association of Ireland's 46th Annual Conference
Dermot Burns (2022) `Literacy Lift-off! How two undergraduate service-learning English modules at University of Galway are enhancing literacy skills and stimulating reading for pleasure among primary school children in Galway The Federation of European Literacy Associations 22nd European Conference/The Literacy Association of Ireland's 46th Annual Conference [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2009) Imbas: The National University of Ireland, Galway, Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Medieval Conference,
Dermot Burns (2009) Clerical notions of courage inherited by the middle ages from antiquity: Aristotle, Aquinas, and Bernard of Clairvaux. [Conference Paper], Imbas: The National University of Ireland, Galway, Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Medieval Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway , 13-NOV-09 - 15-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009) Imbas: The National University of Ireland, Galway, Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Medieval Conference,
Dermot Burns (2009) Co-organiser of international interdisciplinary conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Imbas: The National University of Ireland, Galway, Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Medieval Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway , 13-NOV-09 - 15-NOV-09. [Details]
(2023) Discipline of English Research Seminar,
Dermot Burns (2023) Service -learning and the promotion of reading for pleasure. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Discipline of English Research Seminar, Moore institute, University of Galway , 23-MAR-23 - 23-MAR-23. [Details]
(2012) EAIE - European Association for International Education,
Dermot Burns (2012) Literacy and learning in Ireland: a service learning programme for visiting US students. [Conference Paper], EAIE - European Association for International Education, Convention Centre, Dublin , 11-SEP-12 - 14-SEP-12. [Details]
(2022) International Arthurian Society,
Dermot Burns (2022) Uncanny courage: how Sir Gawain and the Green Knight subverts the chivalric ideal of worth. [Conference Paper], International Arthurian Society, University of Lincoln, UK , 31-AUG-22 - 03-SEP-22. [Details]
(2008) Borderlines: Past Structures, Present Constructs,
Dermot Burns (2008) The code of chivalry and the virtue of courage. [Conference Paper], Borderlines: Past Structures, Present Constructs, UCC, Cork, Ireland , 07-APR-08 - 09-APR-08. [Details]
(2007) New Voices in Irish Criticism,
Dermot Burns (2007) Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Problem of Courage. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], New Voices in Irish Criticism, UCC, Cork, Ireland , 01-APR-07 - 01-APR-07. [Details]
(2009) Medievalism Transformed,
Dermot Burns (2009) Medieval Church Criticism of Chivalric Ethics and Practices. [Conference Paper], Medievalism Transformed, Bangor University, UK , 20-JUN-09 - 20-JUN-09. [Details]
(2022) 9th Living Knowledge Conference,
Dermot Burns (2022) A story about stories! Case study of `Literacy Lift-off! Service-learning English programme in Galway, Ireland - lessons learned and adapting to the `new normal. [Conference Paper], 9th Living Knowledge Conference, University of Groningen, Netherlands , 29-JUN-22 - 01-JUL-22. [Details]
(2023) 36th Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Dermot Burns (2023) `Ga seik the jasp!¿: Medieval aesthetics of beauty, truth, and climactic symmetry in Robert Henryson¿s Moral Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian. [Conference Paper], 36th Irish Conference of Medievalists, Trinity College Dublin , 22-JUN-23 - 23-JUN-23. [Details]
(2022) Educational Studies of Ireland Conference 2022,
Dermot Burns (2022) Service-Learning in Higher Education: 'Imagining the New Normal. [Conference Paper], Educational Studies of Ireland Conference 2022, DCU Ireland , 07-APR-22 - 08-APR-22. [Details]
(2017) International Symposium of Service Learning,
Dermot Burns (2017) Exploring the potential links between research-enhanced learning and service learning. A Case Study: Service-Learning Course for Visiting Students from North America: Literacy and Learning in the Community. [Conference Paper], International Symposium of Service Learning, NUI Galway , 14-JUN-17 - 16-JUN-17. [Details]
(2019) Discipline of English Research Day,
Dermot Burns (2019) Medieval notions of aesthetics: beauty, truth, and climactic symmetry in the Moral Fables of Robert Henryson. [Oral Presentation], Discipline of English Research Day, Moore Institute, NUI Galway , 27-MAR-19 - 27-MAR-19. [Details]
(2020) CAMPS Presentation Lab,
Dermot Burns (2020) NUI Galway, `Medieval Notions of Aesthetics: Beauty, Truth, and Climactic Symmetry in the Moral Fables of Robert Henryson¿. [Oral Presentation], CAMPS Presentation Lab, Moore Institute, NUI Galway , 14-FEB-20 - 14-FEB-20. [Details]
(2019) IMBAS 2019,
Dermot Burns (2019) `Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' and the token of vntrawþe: Uncanny Heroism and the Transfiguration of Knightly Virtue. [Keynote Address], IMBAS 2019, National University of Ireland, Galway , 29-NOV-19 - 01-DEC-19. [Details]
(2023) Borderlines XXV Landscape and Movement in the Medieval and Early Modern World,
Dermot Burns (2023) Involuntary movement and the problematization of steadfast chivalric courage in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. [Conference Paper], Borderlines XXV Landscape and Movement in the Medieval and Early Modern World, Queens University Belfast , 13-APR-23 - 14-APR-23. [Details]
(2023) Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Text and Images,
Dermot Burns (2023) What's in a flinch? Courage and cowardice in the poem `Sir Gawain and the Green Knight¿ and its 21st -century screen adaptation, The Green Knight. [Conference Paper], Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Text and Images, Sorbonne, Paris , 07-DEC-23 - 09-DEC-23. [Details]
(2022) Federation of European Literacy Associations,22nd European Conference on Literacy/Literacy/The Literacy Association of Ireland's 46th Annual Conference,
Dermot Burns (2022) `Literacy Lift-off! How two undergraduate service-learning English modules at University of Galway are enhancing literacy skills and stimulating reading for pleasure among primary school children in Galway. [Conference Paper], Federation of European Literacy Associations,22nd European Conference on Literacy/Literacy/The Literacy Association of Ireland's 46th Annual Conference, DCU, Dublin, Ireland , 04-MAY-22 - 06-MAY-22. [Details]

Electronic Publication

  Year Publication
(2014) Introduction to Critical Thinking MOOC.
Dermot Burns (2014) Introduction to Critical Thinking MOOC. Electronic Publication [Details]

Manual

  Year Publication
(2015) Introduction to Learning, CALPD.
Dermot Burns (2015) Introduction to Learning, CALPD. Manual [Details]
(2014) A Tutor's Guide to Supervising Dissertations, CALPD.
Dermot Burns (2014) A Tutor's Guide to Supervising Dissertations, CALPD. Manual [Details]

Teaching Interests

Service-learning, Medieval and Renaissance literature, North American literature, Medieval aesthetics, Shakespeare, Arthurian literature.