Open to PhD applications in the field of
- Contemporary Poetry
- Modern Irish and British poetry
- She supervises students undertaking both critical and creative projects in poetry
Public outreach & key achievements
- Dr McConnell was Principal Investigator for 'Listening to Voices: Creative Disruptions with the Hearing Voices
Network' funded by the AHRC under the Connected Communities Programme.
- She won the Ink, Sweat and Tears Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2017 and her work has been funded by the Arts Council Northern Ireland
- Beyond the academy, she has given and hosted talks at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Mountains to Sea/Poetry Now, Happy Days International Beckett Festival, Dublin Writers Festival, Aspects Festival, and on the Seamus Heaney: Five Fables TV series and app.
- She co-edits The Irish Review.
- She has read poetry at Just For One Day – marking the twentieth anniversary of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement; Belfast Pride, Carafest; and at the Universities of York and Reading.
|PhD Title||Labour in the poetry of W.B. Yeats|
|PhD Title||The Northern Irish Poetry of the 1960s and 1970s and the Politics of Reception|
Alumni: Where are they now
|PhD Title||If All the World and Love Were Young and “A Body That is Made into A Sign”: Elegy, Translation and Ekphrasis in Anne Carson’s Nox.|
|Current Position||Teaching Assistant at Queen’s University, Belfast|
|PhD Title||'The Breadbasket of Europe: new poems and moving images; Perpetual Speech: Hollis Frampton's Gloria! as Lyric Poem’|
- Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Arts, English and Languages
- Seamus Heaney Centre