Patricia Coughlan: The Kate O’Brien Hour | Limerick Literary Festival 2020

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Updated: January 6th, 2020

Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien presents

Patricia Coughlan: The Kate O’Brien Hour 

Belltable | February 23rd | 1pm | €14/€12

Patricia Coughlan graduated from UCC (BA), National University of Ireland (MA) and University of London (PhD). Research, publication and teaching interests in two main fields:

1.Irish poetry and fiction, especially 20th-century, with a focus on: Irish modernism (especially Beckett); representations of gender, subjectivity and social change (especially Elizabeth Bowen, Kate O’Brien, Edna O’Brien, Banville, Anne Enright, contemporary poets including Ní Chuilleanáin, Ní Dhomhnaill, Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Bernard O’Donoghue, and others), Peig Sayers and women’s autobiography, representations of femininity in canonical poets and criticism (Heaney, Montague); developing feminist psychoanalytic interpretations of contemporary Irish literature.

2. Early modern literature: English representations of Ireland from Spenser to William Petty; Spenser’s View of the present State of ireland and colonial discourse; Marvell’s poetry and classical literature.


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