My first monograph was published by Liverpool University Press in 2020. Roger Casement (1864-2016) was many things to many people: a seminal human rights activist, a key figure in the struggle for Irish independence, a traitor to British imperialism and an enthusiastic recorder of a sexual life lived in the shadows. This book is a work of literary criticism and cultural history, and uses a transnational selection of drama, poetry, prose and visual culture, alongside significant archival research, to argue for Casement’s enduring importance for Anglo-Irish history.

Here are some thoughts from reviewers:

‘As the debates on [the Black Diaries’] authenticity fade from centre stage, the challenges posed […] can now be unpacked, as Garden does so carefully and superbly here. […] a worthy addition to Casement studies’.

Mary McAuliffe in Irish Historical Studies, 45:168 (2021), pp. 351–352.  

‘Garden writes an admirably nuanced and elaborately and systematically interwoven text […] This study adds much to the fields of memory studies, to gender studies, to the nationalist histories of Ireland and Britain, and to literary studies’.

Frances Devlin-Glass in Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, Volume 21 (2021), pp.155-157

‘This is a courageous, profoundly researched and theoretically challenging work that synthesizes the expanding Queer archive of Casement material […] Much of the analysis here is new and captivating.’

Angus Mitchell in Report of Irish Studies in Europe (RISE), 4:2 (2021), pp.160-162.

This has also been reviewed by Fergal Lenehan in Irish Studies Review, 28:4 (2020) pp. 533-534 and Galen D. Bunting in Modernism/modernity Print +, Volume 6, Cycle 3.