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Matthew Hayward

School of Language, Arts & Media
University of the South Pacific


Matthew Hayward joined USP from England in 2013, having taught at the universities of Durham, Hertfordshire, London South Bank and Sunderland. He completed his PhD at Durham with the thesis ‘Advertising and Dublin’s Consumer Culture in James Joyce’s Ulysses’, supervised by John Nash and conducted as part of the Leverhulme Major Research Project ‘Consumer Culture, Advertising and Literature in Ireland, 1848-1921’ (dir. John Strachan). He continues to publish on Joyce, modernism, Irish commodity culture, and transnationalism, and is currently working on the monograph Joyce in Business, which presents a study of Joyce’s so-called ‘Notes on Business and Commerce’. Mistakenly excluded from Joyce’s genetic corpus, these notebooks offer an important archive for understanding Joyce’s engagement with advertising, insurance, shipping, the stock exchange, and many other modern business practices in Ulysses. He is also interested in Pacific literature, and is coediting (with Maebh Long) the collection New Oceania: Modernisms and Modernities in the Pacific (currently under review). Enquiries are welcome from prospective postgraduate students in any area of literary studies, particularly in relation to modernist and 20th-century literature, consumerism and popular culture, globalisation, and Pacific literature.

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Matthew Hayward research interest is Pacific literature

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