FOSTER, John Wilson

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John Wilson Foster has taught Irish and British literature at UBC since 1974. He won the 1992 American Conference For Irish Studies Book Prize For Literary Criticism for his collection of essays, Colonial Consequences: Essays in Irish Literature and Culture. In his follow-up study, The Titanic Complex: A Cultural Manifest, Foster studies the folklore, art, drama, songs and poems inspired by the Titanic disaster. He also looks at how the construction and loss of the ship fits into the industrial and socio-political culture of east Belfast.


Forces and Themes in Ulster Fiction (Gill & Macmillan, 1974)
Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival (Gill and Macmillan, 1987)
Colonial Consequences (Dublin, 1991)
The Titanic Complex: A Cultural Manifest (Penguin, 1997)
Titanic (Penguin, 1999)
The age of Titanic: cross-currents in Anglo-American culture. (Dublin: Merlin, 2002).
Recoveries: neglected episodes in Irish cultural history. (Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2002).
Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction (Oxford University Press, 2008)

[BCBW 2009] "Maritime" "Irish"