2001 Ph.D. in English (with distinction), Memorial University of Newfoundland
1996 Summer School of Criticism and Theory (SCT), Dartmouth College
1993 M.A. in English, Memorial University
1989 B.A. in English and History, University of Alberta
2017 Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Memorial
2008 Associate Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
2005 Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
2001 Assistant Professor, St. Jerome’s University/University of Waterloo
In Progress: Farquharson, Danine and Arthur Mason, eds. Energy Image. Under contract with University of West Virginia Press.
In Progress: "Drowning Polar Bears in Oil: Greenpeace, Social Media, and Save the Arctic." Energy Image.
"Offshore Rig." Co-authored with Fiona Polack. Fueling Culture: Politics, History, Energy. Eds. Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel and Patricia Yaeger. Fordham UP. 2016: 252-55.
“Love/Hate: A “Lethal Cocktail” for Post-Celtic Tiger Consumption.” Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 37.1/2 (2013): 138-156.
“The Anxiety of Influence in Roddy Doyle’s Fiction.” Companion to Irish Literature. Ed. Julia Wright. London: Wiley-Blackwell. 2010.
“Violence and Ontological Doubt in ‘The Stoat.’” Journal of the Short Story in English, Special Issue on John McGahern. Guest Ed. Claude Maisonnat. 53 (Autumn 2009): 145-163.
“Pity vs. Fear: Performing Violence in Aeschylus’s Oresteia and Contemporary Irish Drama.” Performing Violence in Contemporary Ireland. Ed. Lisa Fitzpatrick. Dublin: Carysfort P, 2009: 9-31.
Farquharson, Danine and Sean Farrell, eds. Shadows of the Gunmen: Violence and Culture in Modern Ireland. Cork: Cork UP, 2008.
“Sexing the Rising: Men, Sex, Violence and Easter 1916.” Shadows of the Gunmen: Violence and Culture in Modern Ireland. Eds. Danine Farquharson and Sean Farrell. Cork: Cork UP, 2008: 63-78.
Farquharson, Danine. Guest Editor. The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies: the Irish in Newfoundland. 34.2 (Fall 2008).
“The Language of Violence in Robert McLiam Wilson’s Eureka Street.” New Hibernia Review 9.4 (Winter 2005): 65-79.
Prison Writings: Conference Proceedings. Ed. Danine Farquharson. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary P, 2003: 31-35 (ISBN: 1-904710-01-8).
“Liam O’Flaherty’s The Martyr and the Risks of Satire.” The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 25.1-2 (1999): 372-387.
“Resisting Genre and Type: Seamus Deane’s Reading in the Dark and Danny Morrison’s The Wrong Man.” Writing Ulster6: Northern Narratives (1999): 89-112.
Selected Conference Papers and Public Lectures
2017 "Carbon Blindness: Energy Humanities and Irish Studies." Keynote Lecture, Canadian Associate for Irish Studies (Derry, Northern Ireland).
2017 "The Lure of the Sublime" CROSS Workshop Presentation (Halifax).
2017 "North Atlantic Sublime: Possibilities and Pitfalls for Ocean Policy." Cultures of Energy 6 (Houston).
2016 “How to Put Oil Onstage: Donal O’Kelly’s Little Thing, Big Thing.” Canadian Association for Irish Studies (Banff).
2015 “The Offshore Sublime.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English Annual Conference, Congress (Ottawa).
2014 “Non-Stop Flights: Colum McCann’s TransAtlantic.” Latitudes: Irish Studies in an International Context (University College Dublin).
2013 “Performing Scotland on the Edge: Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves.” On the Edge: Transitions, Transgressions, and Transformations in Irish and Scottish Studies (Vancouver).
2012 “Fiction Lite: Romance Novels and Easter, 1916.” International Association for the Study of Irish Literature (Montreal).
2012 “Fiction, History, and Romance: 1916 in Contemporary Novels.” Canadian Association for Irish Studies (Ottawa).
2011 “Recontextualizing the Novels of the Easter Rising: Irish Literary Research in Global and Interdisciplinary Contexts.” American Conference for Irish Studies (Madison, WI).
2005-present Memorial University of Newfoundland: several sections of First Year English (1080, 1101, 1110), at the undergraduate level I have taught Irish Literature, Contemporary Literary Theory, and the 20th Century British novel. At the graduate level, I have taught Irish studies and Literary Theory.
2001-2005 St. Jerome’s University: courses at the undergraduate level include: Irish Literature, Women in Literature, Convict Literature, Introduction to Criticism, 20th Century British Literature
Further contributions to English Department Graduate teaching and training
I have served on two PhD supervisory committees and four comprehensive examination committees. I have been internal examiner on six honours theses, and the second reader of three English 6999 papers.
Over the course of the last six years, I have supervised the work of 10 different graduate assistants (funded through seed grants, start-up research grants, departmental Graduate Assistant money, and my SSHRC Standard Research Grant). The work I ask of graduate students always involves research in both traditional and non-traditional media: bibliographic surveys, web searches, internet database work, and archival consultation. I am committed to employing graduate students in work that supplements my research but that also contributes to their professional training in a significant way.
2009-2012 Past-President, Canadian Association for Irish Studies
2009-2017 SSHRC Standard Research Grant and Insight Grantexternal assessor
2006-2009 President, Canadian Association for Irish Studies (elected position)
2006-2008 Judge: Michael J. Durkan Prize for Books on Irish Language and Culture (American Conference for Irish Studies Book Prize Committee)
2008 Academic Program Co-Chair, Canadian Association for Irish Studies Annual Conference: June, Toronto Ontario
2006-2007 Conference Organizer, Canadian Association for Irish Studies Annual Conference: “Secrets and Lies and/or the Irish in Newfoundland” (June 20-23, Memorial University)
2002-2006 Sec/Treasurer, Canadian Association for Irish Studies (elected position)
2002 HSSFC Task Force Member: served on a special task force convened by CFHSS to address the renewal of scholarly infrastructure in Canada through academic associations.
1995-2000 Assistant Editor, The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies
Canadian Association of Irish Studies
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
American Conference for Irish Studies
International Association for the Study of Irish Literature