Dr Anne Oakman
MA, English, University of St. Andrews, 2000
MA, English (Irish Writing), Queen’s University Belfast, 2001
PhD, English (Irish Women’s Writing), Queen’s University Belfast, 2004
Modern Irish women’s writing and, in particular, legal, literary, and technological theories of collaborative authorship; the marginal and socio-cultural representation of women’s texts and literary genres; textual negotiations between public and private modes of writing; and the tensions between Irish women’s authorial, gender, and national identities.
Dr Oakman is currently working on the E. Œ. Somerville and Martin Ross archive at Queen’s. She is editing a selection of letters from the Somerville-Ethel Smyth correspondence for publication and is further planning to have the correspondence digitized in its entirety and made accessible on a dedicated searchable Somerville-Smyth archive website. The project seeks not only to shed new light on the relationship between Somerville and Smyth, but also to stimulate new research into the ways in which women’s private letters of the modern period were used as means of both establishing a public textual network for their political and aesthetic ideas, and defining their artistic identities.
‘Sitting on the “Outer Skin”: Somerville and Ross’s Through Connemara in a Governess Cart as a Coded Stratum of Linguistic/Feminist Union Ideals.’ Éire-Ireland 39.1/2 (Spring/Summer 2004): 110-135.
‘Theatricality and the Irish R.M.: Comic Country House Dramatics Versus Abbey Theatre Ideology.’ New Voices in Irish Criticism 5. Ed. Ann Coughlan. Dublin: Four Courts Press. Forthcoming March 2005.
(co-ed. with Neal Alexander and Shane Murphy) ‘To the Other Shore’: Cross-currents in Irish and Scottish Studies. Belfast: Cló Ollscoil na Banríona, 2004.
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