I welcome PhD applications in any aspect of;
- literature in English written and published between 1680 and 1830
- particularly: women’s writing, Jonathan Swift, Byron, Irish writing in English,
- and feminist approaches to literature and culture of this period.
Public outreach & key achievements
Member of the Royal Irish Academy
Co-Convenor (with Prof Aileen Douglas, TCD) of the Eighteenth-Century Literature Research Network in Ireland
Executive Committee Member of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society
My first research monograph (Byron’s Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend) won the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay award (1998).
I have been awarded research funding for projects on Early Irish Fiction (IRCHSS and AHRC), on Representations of Female Communities (British Academy) and Irish Song (AHRC). For the Irish Song project, see: www.irishsongproject.qub.ac.uk
I have delivered 13 public talks in the last 5 years, principally on eighteenth-century women’s writing and on the works of Jonathan Swift; and over 30 research and conference papers on women’s writing, Swift, and Irish song.