Dr. Danine Farquharson is Interim Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies, and Associate Professor of English. An established scholar in Irish literature who also teaches literary theory and British literature, Danine is engaged in Cold Water Oil: a joint research project with Dr. Fiona Polack that contributes to the field of Energy Humanities. They examine how the North Atlantic offshore oil and gas industry is imagined in a wide range of high and popular contexts – everything from oil company websites, to government-sponsored documentaries to literary fiction. Danine’s publications include Shadows of the Gunmen: Violence and Culture in Modern Ireland (Cork UP, 2008, with Dr. Sean Farrell) and Energy Image (forthcoming, with Dr. Arthur Mason). She’s a member of the Petrocultures Research Cluster, the Canadian Association for Irish Studies, and the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English.