John Singleton received his primary degree in English and Music from UCD in 2008 and completed the MA in Anglo-Irish Literature in 2009. He thought English in Dublin for several years before transferring to the Doctoral research program at NUI Galway in 2015.
He is a third-year Ph.D. student, working with the School of English and ‘John McGahern archive’ at NUI Galway, under the supervision of Dr. John Kenny
His research centres spatiality in the novels of John McGahern. It examines the correlation between McGahern’s aesthetic and stylistic evolution and geopolitical divisions in Ireland. His research offers a new reading of McGahern as a culturally and politically self-aware author, to reimagine the fiction beyond the existing delineations of rural elegy or universal existentialism.