Andrew O'Shea

Dr

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E: Andrew.OShea@dcu.ie
Lecturer

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T: 018842001
E: andrew.oshea@dcu.ie

Biography

Andrew is lecturer in philosophy of education and human development. He is currently the Subject Chair of Human Development an interdisciplinary subject on the BAJH, that combines psychology, sociology and philosophy. He teaches in both Humanities and Education while his primary research interests are in the areas of childhood studies,ethics, and identity and dialogue. One of the first graduates of human development in Ireland, he is a strong advocate of cross-disciplinary dialogue that generates both creative and scientific methodologies while enriching understandings of human development for individuals in global and historical contexts.

Books

  Year Publication
2012 Selfhood and Sacrifice: René Girard and Charles Taylor on the Crisis of Modernity.
O'Shea, A. (2012) Selfhood and Sacrifice: René Girard and Charles Taylor on the Crisis of Modernity. New York and London: Continuum Books. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2013 'Rethinking Transformation in Light of Post-Modern Education: ‘Freire is dead, long live Freire’'
O'Shea, A. (2013) 'Rethinking Transformation in Light of Post-Modern Education: ‘Freire is dead, long live Freire’' In: A. O’Shea & M. O’Brien (Eds.) (eds). Pedagogy, Oppression and Transformation in a 'Post-Critical' Climate. London and New York: Continuum. [Details]
2011 'Strong pedagogy and the making of a secular age'
O'Shea, A. (2011) 'Strong pedagogy and the making of a secular age' In: I. Leask (Ed.) (with E. Cassidy, A. Kearns, F. Ryan, & M. Shanahan) (eds). The Taylor Effect: Responding to a Secular Age. UK: Cambridge Scholars. [Details]
2007 'The Lysistrata project: Intercultural resistance and the economy of sacrifice'
O'Shea, A. (2007) 'The Lysistrata project: Intercultural resistance and the economy of sacrifice' In: A. Pearson-Evans & A. Leahy (Eds.) (eds). Intercultural spaces: Language, culture, identity. New York: Peter Lang. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2013 Pedagogy, Oppression and Transformation in a 'Post-Critical' Climate
O'Shea, A. and O'Brien, M (Ed.). (2013) Pedagogy, Oppression and Transformation in a 'Post-Critical' Climate New York and London: Continuum Books. [Details]
2011 All Changed? Culture and Identity in Contemporary Ireland (The Fifth Seamus Heaney Lecture Series)
Ó Duibhir, P., McDaid, R., & O'Shea, A (Ed.). (2011) All Changed? Culture and Identity in Contemporary Ireland (The Fifth Seamus Heaney Lecture Series) Dublin, Ireland: Duras Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Memory, Origins and the Searching Quest in Girard's Mimetic Cycle: An Arendtian Perspective'
Andrew O'Shea (2019) 'Memory, Origins and the Searching Quest in Girard's Mimetic Cycle: An Arendtian Perspective'. Forum Philosophicum, 24 (1 Spring 2019):43-90 [Details]
2017 'Book Review: 'Sacrifice in Modern Thought''
Andrew O'Shea (2017) 'Book Review: 'Sacrifice in Modern Thought''. Louvain Studies, 40 (2):230-232 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'The unquantifiable as a measure of good education'
O’Shea A.;Lorenzi F. (2015) 'The unquantifiable as a measure of good education'. Ethics and Education, 10 (3):361-371 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Wholeness, Transformation and Dialogue in an Age of Global Citizenship'
O'Shea, A. (2013) 'Wholeness, Transformation and Dialogue in an Age of Global Citizenship'. Irish Educational Studies, Oct [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 Citizenship Education 100 years on: An SPHE Network conference
O'Brien, M and O'Shea, A (2017) A Deeper Well: Reclaiming Wellbeing for Teachers of SPHE . In: Anne Marie Kavanagh eds. Citizenship Education 100 years on: An SPHE Network conference [Details]
2014 Conference on Religion and Violence, Ottowa, Canada
O'Shea, A. (2014) Modern Freedom and Creativity in Girard, Eagleton and Taylor . In: Vern Neufeld Redekop and Thomas Ryba eds. Conference on Religion and Violence, Ottowa, Canada Ottawa, Canada, [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2018 ECER Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research?,
Andrew O'Shea (2018) LEARNING FROM CHARLES TAYLOR'S PHENOMENOLOGY. [Other], ECER Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research?, Bolzano, Italy , 03-SEP-18 - 06-SEP-18 [Details]
2016 Citizenship Education 100 years on: An SPHE Network conference,
O'Brien, M and O'Shea, A (2016) Keynote: Identity, Wellbeing & SPHE. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Citizenship Education 100 years on: An SPHE Network conference, Maynooth University , 11-NOV-16 - 12-NOV-16 [Details]
2012 ESAI,
O'Shea, A. (2012) Critical Pedagogy and the Possibilities of Transformation. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ESAI, Cork [Details]
2011 ITE Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin,
O'Shea, A. (2011) Wholeness, Transformation and Dialogue in an Age of Global Citizenship. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ITE Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, St. Patrick's College, Dublin [Details]
2011 Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University, Lithuania,
O'Shea, A. (2011) Blood in the Word: Violence and Identity in the Work of Seamus Heaney. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University, Lithuania, Lithuania [Details]
2011 The Humanities in Education Seminar, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin,
O'Shea, A. (2011) The Scene of the Crime: Foundational Violence in the Work of René Girard. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Humanities in Education Seminar, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, St. Patrick's College, Dublin [Details]
2009 Presented to ‘Tracing the Contours of a Secular Age’ Conference,
O'Shea, A. (2009) Religion, Secular Culture, and ‘the Dark Abyss of Time’. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Presented to ‘Tracing the Contours of a Secular Age’ Conference, All Hallows College, Dublin [Details]
2009 Seamus Heaney Lecture Series at St Patrick’s College,,
O'Shea, A. (2009) Chair of the Sixth Seamus Heaney Lecture, introducing Professor Richard Kearney, Boston College, who spoke on “The Poetics of the Stranger”. [Chaired Session], Seamus Heaney Lecture Series at St Patrick’s College,, St Patrick's College, Dublin [Details]
2006 Full length paper presented to the Limerick Philosophical Society (invited speaker),
O'Shea, A. (2006) Charles Taylor’s Philosophical Anthropology. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Full length paper presented to the Limerick Philosophical Society (invited speaker), Likerick [Details]
2005 Presented to the Conference on Religion and Violence,
O'Shea, A. (2005) Mimesis and Authenticity. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Presented to the Conference on Religion and Violence, Koblenz, Germany [Details]
2004 Presented at the Voices and Images of Children and Adolescence: Rethinking Young Peoples Identities Conference,
O'Shea, A. (2004) A child centred strategy?. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Presented at the Voices and Images of Children and Adolescence: Rethinking Young Peoples Identities Conference, St Patrick's College, Dublin [Details]
2003 Presented to the Royal Irish Academy,
O'Shea, A. (2003) The Lysistrata Project. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], Presented to the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin [Details]
2002 Presented to the British Phenomenological Society, University College Cork,
O'Shea, A. (2002) The Myth of Sisyphus and Girard’s Concept of ‘Scandal’. [Oral Presentation], Presented to the British Phenomenological Society, University College Cork, Cork [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2016 A Human Development (PSP) Framework for Orientating Education and Schools in the Space of Wellbeing.
O'Brien, M and O'Shea, A (2016) A Human Development (PSP) Framework for Orientating Education and Schools in the Space of Wellbeing. NCCA website: Working Paper [Details]

Exhibition

  Year Publication
2015 Venus of the Night.
O'Shea, A. (2015) Venus of the Night. Exhibition [Details]

Research Interests

  1. Natality and the Crisis in Education in Arendt's Political Thought
  2. Hope in the PUCA - Possibilities for Critical Pedagogy
  3. Phenomenological Questions for Education (Taylor)
  4. Orienting Education in a Space of Wellbeing
  5. Ethics in Education beyond Post-humanism
  6. Girardian Crises and Educational Beginnings
  7. Childhood: Discontents and Possibilities

Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
Dialogue across Education and Humanities Conference DCU Incorporation Fund 22-JUN-16 - 24-JUN-16 Project Co-Leader 2,000.00

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2020 Introduction to Human Development 1 HD109Introduction to Human Development 1
2020 Philosophy: Perspectives on Childhood HD114Philosophy: Perspectives on Childhood
2020 Recurrent Themes in the History of Ideas HD214Recurrent Themes in the History of Ideas
2020 Counselling and Psychotherapy HD313Counselling and Psychotherapy
2020 Therapeutic Approaches,Well-being, Education HD3130Therapeutic Approaches,Well-being, Education