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Dr Ryan Twomey's main area of research currently investigates intersections between literature and visual narrative. Working on 'Complex Televsion', Graphic Novels, and Film, Dr Twomey has published on Stranger Things, Mad Men, True Detective, and the television series Fargo. His current monograph, published with Palgrave in August 2020, examines Authenticity and Realism in the HBO series, The Wire. Dr Twomey teaches both internal units, and in Macquarie's Open University Australia (OUA) program. For 2020, Dr Twomey will be convening ENGL2030: Literature and the Visual, and the first year foundation unit ENGL1002 Literature: Modern to Contemporary through the Macquarie University English Department.


Internal Units:

  • ENGL1002 - Literature: Modern and Contemporary
  • ENGL2030 - Literature and the Visual
  • ENGL3030 - Popular Literature
  • ENGL7000 - Literary Studies and Creative Writing
  • FOAR8990 - Master of Research - English

OUA Units:

  • ENGX1002 - Literature: Modern and Contemporary
  • ENGX2030 - Literature and the Visual

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The University of New South Wales

M.Ed, The University of New England

BA (Hons), Australian Catholic University

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Research Outputs

  • Maria Edgeworth's The Double Disguise: language development, experimentation, and the importance of juvenilia

    Twomey, R., 17 Mar 2019, In : Estudios Irlandeses. 14, 1, p. 169-178 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Oedipus in Vinci: parental dynamics in True Detective season two

    Twomey, R., 2018, True Detective: critical essays on the HBO series. Stoddart, S. F. & Samuel, M. (eds.). Lexington Books, p. 167-186 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    An allusion in Maria Edgeworth's The Double Disguise to the historical poisoning at the Castle Inn at Salt Hill

    Twomey, R., 1 Dec 2017, In : Notes and Queries. 64, 4, p. 550-552 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle