Dr Oona Frawley

Dr Oona Frawley

Research Fellow (2004-5)
BA, English and History, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994
MA, English Literature, City College of New York, 1996
PhD, English Literature, The Graduate School and University Center, the City University of New York, 2002

Research Interests
Continuities between medieval and modern Irish literature; 20th century Irish literature; nostalgia in Irish culture; the pastoral in Irish literature.

Current Research
Dr Frawley is writing a book entitled Spenser’s Ghosts, an exploration of the influence of
Edmund Spenser on Irish writers and writing. The project proposes a theory of literary
cultural memory for colonial and post-colonial writers, and examines a series of reactions
to Spenser from Geoffrey Keating to Frank McGuinness.

Selected Publications
Irish Pastoral: Nostalgia in Irish Literature (Irish Academic Press, 2005)
Ed., New Dubliners: Stories to Celebrate the Centenary of James Joyce’s Dubliners (New Island, June 2005)
Ed., Selected Essays of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (New Island, 2005)
Ed., A New and Complex Sensation: Essays on Joyce’s Dubliners (The Lilliput Press, 2004)

Contact Details
E-mail: oona@oceanfree.net