Maebh Long is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Her research interests include modernist and contemporary literature in Ireland, Britain, and Oceania. She has published widely on the Irish author Brian O’Nolan/Flann O’Brien and is the author of Assembling Flann O’Brien (Bloomsbury, 2014), as well as the editor of The Collected Letters of Flann O’Brien (Dalkey Archive Press, 2018).
Maebh is a co-investigator of the Oceanian Modernism project, which brings together modernist studies and post-1960s independence and Indigenous rights literature from the Pacific. Among her publications on Pacific literature is New Oceania: Modernisms and Modernities in the Pacific (Routledge, 2019), which she co-edited with Matthew Hayward. She is currently working with him on a co-authored monograph on Pacific literature, Pacific universities, and modernism. She is also in the early stages of a monograph tentatively entitled The Poetics of Immunity. This project, supported by the Marsden fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand, examines the ways ‘immunity’, as a heightened desire for bodily and political security and exemption, became a contagious metaphor for modernist writers.