Research Profile

Maureen O'Connor

Biography

Maureen O'Connor received her BA in English and Creative Writing in Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, and her MA and PhD degrees in English from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. She has taught in a number of undergraduate programmes in southern California, including Loyola Marymount University, Scripps College, and Pitzer College. She held an IRCHSS Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Moore Institute in the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she has also lectured in the English department, the Women's Studies MA programme as well as in the MA programmes in the Centre for Irish Studies and Culture and Colonialism. Before coming to UCC, she was most recently a lecturer in Mary Immaculate College in Limerick. She has published widely in Irish Studies, especially women's writing, and is the author of The Female and the Species: The Animal in Irish Women's Writing (2010), editor of Back to the Future of Irish Studies: Festschrift for Tadhg Foley (2010), and co-editor, with Kathryn Laing and Sinéad Mooney, of Edna O'Brien: New Critical Perspectives (2006); with Lisa Colletta, of Wild Colonial Girl: Essays on Edna O'Brien (2006); and, with Tadhg Foley, of Ireland and India: Colonies, Culture, and Empire (2006). 

 





Research Interests

My research interests are in Irish women writers of the nineteenth and twentieth century, translatlantic Irishness of the fin de siecle period, the dandy, and Ireland and ecocriticism/ecofeminism.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Mary Devenport O’Neill: Writing the Free StateIrish Research Council03-OCT-1101-OCT-15
Sisters in ArmsIrish Research Council01-MAR-1530-NOV-15€1,350.00
The Border in Contemporary Irish Fiction 1969 - 2014: Interrogating the Lines That Continue to SeparateIrish Research Council01-SEP-1501-JUL-20
IRC"New Foundations 2014"M O'ConnorIrish Research Council01-MAR-1530-NOV-15€3,150.00
Tim Robinson Archive€800.00
‘Peatlands in the 21st Century: Trans-disciplinary Perspectives on Heritage, Sustainability, and “Wise Use” of Resources’Irish Research Council02-JAN-1730-SEP-17€5,000.00
Edna O'Brien€3,500.00
RetroReflectionArts Council01-JAN-1516-SEP-15€9,600.00
An Ecofeminist Reading od Identity, Place and Language in Eilis Ni Dhuibhne's fiction.Irish Research Council01-OCT-1431-OCT-17€69,711.00
“A Piece of Fine Meshwork”: The Intertwining Fiction of Edna O’Brien and Philip RothIrish Research Council09-JAN-1207-OCT-16

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2010)The Female and the Species: The Animal in Irish Women's Writing.
O'Connor, Maureen (2010) The Female and the Species: The Animal in Irish Women's Writing. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)'‘Melancholy Ornaments in the House of Edna O’Brien’s Fiction’ in'
Maureen O'Connor (2017) '‘Melancholy Ornaments in the House of Edna O’Brien’s Fiction’ in' In: Rhona Richman Kenneally and Lucy McDairmid (eds). The Vibrant House: Irish Writing and Domestic Space. Dublin: Four Courts. [Details]
(2017)'‘“Revolting Scenes of Famine”: Frances Power Cobbe and the Great Hunger’'
Maureen O'Connor (2017) '‘“Revolting Scenes of Famine”: Frances Power Cobbe and the Great Hunger’' In: Christine Kinealy, Jason King, and Ciarán Reilly (eds). Women and the Great Hunger. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2016)'Eva Gore Booth’s Art of War'
Maureen O'Connor (2016) 'Eva Gore Booth’s Art of War' In: Tina O'Toole, Gillian McIntosh, Muireann Ó Cinnéide (eds). Irish Women, War, and Letters, 1880 – 1922. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2018)'Dark Ecology and Black Comedy in Patrick McGinley’s Foggage'
Maureen O'Connor (2018) 'Dark Ecology and Black Comedy in Patrick McGinley’s Foggage' In: Tina Karen-Pusse and Sabine Lenore Müller (eds). From Ego to Eco: Mapping Shifts from Anthropocentrism to Ecocentrism. Amsterdam: Rodopi/Brill. [Details]
(2018)'“Extremely nervous on this earth”: Fairy Tale Violence in Edna O’Brien’s In the Forest'
Maureen O'Connor (2018) '“Extremely nervous on this earth”: Fairy Tale Violence in Edna O’Brien’s In the Forest' In: Tina-Karen Pusse and Heike Schwarz (eds). Madness in the Woods: Ecopsychopathologies in Literature, Film and Gaming. New York: Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield. [Details]
(2014)'Myth and Metonymy in Irish Women’s Writing: A Consideration of Mary O’Malley’'
Maureen O'Connor (2014) 'Myth and Metonymy in Irish Women’s Writing: A Consideration of Mary O’Malley’' In: Bertrand Cardin and Sylvie Mikowski (eds). Irish Women's Writing. Caen, France: Presses Universitaire de Caen. [Details]
(2013)'Mrkgnao!: Signifying Animals in the Fiction of James Joyce's Fiction'
O'Connor, Maureen (2013) 'Mrkgnao!: Signifying Animals in the Fiction of James Joyce's Fiction' In: Critical Insights: James Joyce. Pasadena, CA: EBSCO/Salem Press. [Details]
(2013)'Dear Dirty Dublin: Historical and Cultural Contexts for James Joyce's Fiction'
O'Connor, Maureen (2013) 'Dear Dirty Dublin: Historical and Cultural Contexts for James Joyce's Fiction' In: Critical Insights: James Joyce. Pasadena, CA: EBSCO/Salem Press. [Details]
(2013)'Fearful Symmetry: An Emigrant's Return to Celtic-Tiger Ireland'
O'Connor, Maureen (2013) 'Fearful Symmetry: An Emigrant's Return to Celtic-Tiger Ireland' In: Extended Family: Essays on Irish America. Chester Springs, PA: Dufours Editions. [Details]
(2011)'The Smithy of Stephen Dedalus’ Soul: Contexts for Joyce’s Novel'
O'Connor, Maureen (2011) 'The Smithy of Stephen Dedalus’ Soul: Contexts for Joyce’s Novel' In: Critical Insights: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Pasadena: Salem Press. [Details]
(2010)'Introduction'
O'Connor, M (2010) 'Introduction' In: Back to the Future of Irish Studies: Festschrift for Tadhg Foley. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2010)'The Mythopoeic Landscape in Edna O’Brien’s Ireland'
Maureen O'Connor (2010) 'The Mythopoeic Landscape in Edna O’Brien’s Ireland' In: A Blackwell Companion to Irish Literature. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwel. [Details]
(2010)'I’m meat for no butcher!”: The Female and the Species in Irish Women’s Writing'
Maureen O'Connor (2010) 'I’m meat for no butcher!”: The Female and the Species in Irish Women’s Writing' In: Irish Women Writers. New Critical Perspectives. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2010)'“Becoming-Animal” in the Novels of Edna O’Brien'
Maureen O'Connor (2010) '“Becoming-Animal” in the Novels of Edna O’Brien' In: Out of the Earth: Ecocritical Readings of Irish Texts. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2008)'Edna O’Brien: “Psychic and Moral Historian”'
O'Connor, Maureen (2008) 'Edna O’Brien: “Psychic and Moral Historian”' In: Clare History and Society. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
(2006)'Introduction'
O'Connor, Muareen; Colletta, Lisa (2006) 'Introduction' In: Wild Colonial Girl: Essays on Edna O’Brien. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. [Details]
(2006)'Introduction'
O'Connor, Maureen; Laing, Kathryn; Mooney, Sinéad (2006) 'Introduction' In: Edna O’Brien: New Critical Perspectives. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]
(2006)'Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray as Irish National Tale'
O'Connor, Maureen (2006) 'Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray as Irish National Tale' In: The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Norton Critical Edition by Oscar Wilde. New York: WW Norton and Co. [Details]
(2006)'Introduction'
O'Connor, Maureen; Foley, Tadhg (2006) 'Introduction' In: Ireland and India: Colonies, Culture, and Empire. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2006)'Edna O’Brien, Irish Dandy'
Maureen O'Connor (2006) 'Edna O’Brien, Irish Dandy' In: Edna O’Brien: New Critical Perspectives. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]
(2005)'Frances Power Cobbe and the Patriarchs'
Maureen O'Connor (2005) 'Frances Power Cobbe and the Patriarchs' In: Evangelicals and Catholics in Nineteenth-Century Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2004)'Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray as Irish National Tale'
Maureen O'Connor (2004) 'Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray as Irish National Tale' In: Writing Irishness in Nineteenth-Century British Culture. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. [Details]
(1999)'Entries for ‘Kathleen “Iota” Caffyn’ (106-7); ‘Ellen Mary Clerke’ (136-7); ‘Frances Power Cobbe’ (139); ‘Isabella Valancy Crawford’ (157-8); ‘Defending Ancient Springs, by Kathleen Raine’ (375-6); ‘Anna Maria Hall’ (300); ‘Frances Sarah Hoey’ (324); ‘The Land of Spices, by Kate O’Brien’ (375-6); ‘Remember Me, by Fay Weldon’ (526-7); ‘Returning, by Edna O’Brien’ (529); ‘Women in the Wall, by Julia O’Faolain’ (677)'
O'Connor, Maureen (1999) 'Entries for ‘Kathleen “Iota” Caffyn’ (106-7); ‘Ellen Mary Clerke’ (136-7); ‘Frances Power Cobbe’ (139); ‘Isabella Valancy Crawford’ (157-8); ‘Defending Ancient Springs, by Kathleen Raine’ (375-6); ‘Anna Maria Hall’ (300); ‘Frances Sarah Hoey’ (324); ‘The Land of Spices, by Kate O’Brien’ (375-6); ‘Remember Me, by Fay Weldon’ (526-7); ‘Returning, by Edna O’Brien’ (529); ‘Women in the Wall, by Julia O’Faolain’ (677)' In: The Cambridge Guide to Women Writing in English. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2010)Back to the Future of Irish Studies: Festschrift for Tadhg Foley
Maureen O'Connor (Ed.). (2010) Back to the Future of Irish Studies: Festschrift for Tadhg Foley Back to the Future of Irish Studies: Festschrift for Tadhg Foley. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2006)Edna O'Brien: New Critical Perspectives
Laing, Kathryn; Mooney, Sinead; O'Connor, Maureen (Ed.). (2006) Edna O'Brien: New Critical Perspectives Edna O'Brien: New Critical Perspectives. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]
(2006)Ireland and India: Colonies, Culture, and Empire
Foley, Tadhg; O'Connor, Maureen (Ed.). (2006) Ireland and India: Colonies, Culture, and Empire Ireland and India: Colonies, Culture, and Empire. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2006)Wild Colonial Girl: Essays on Edna O'Brien
Colletta, Lisa; O'Connor, Maureen (Ed.). (2006) Wild Colonial Girl: Essays on Edna O'Brien Wild Colonial Girl: Essays on Edna O'Brien. Madison, WI, USA: University of Wisconsin Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'‘“Informed Love”: Human and Non-Human Bodies in Tim Robinson’s Ethical Aesthetic’'
Maureen O'Connor (2018) '‘“Informed Love”: Human and Non-Human Bodies in Tim Robinson’s Ethical Aesthetic’'. Estudios Irlandeses, [Details]
(2018)'Review of Derek Gladwin and Christine Cusick, eds, Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, Culture, and Environment'
Maureen O'Connor (2018) 'Review of Derek Gladwin and Christine Cusick, eds, Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, Culture, and Environment'. The New Hibernia Review, 20 [Details]
(2018)'‘Impossible Authorship’, review of Anne Jamison, Somerville and Ross: Female Authorship and Literary Collaboration'
Maureen O'Connor (2018) '‘Impossible Authorship’, review of Anne Jamison, Somerville and Ross: Female Authorship and Literary Collaboration'. Irish Literary Supplement, 37 [Details]
(2017)'‘Seeing Red’, review of Edna O’Brien, The Little Red Chairs'
Maureen O'Connor (2017) '‘Seeing Red’, review of Edna O’Brien, The Little Red Chairs'. Irish Literary Supplement, [Details]
(2016)'‘Giving Voice to the Voiceless’, review of Kathryn Kirkpatrick and Borbála Faragó, eds, Animals in Irish Literature and Culture'
Maureen O'Connor (2016) '‘Giving Voice to the Voiceless’, review of Kathryn Kirkpatrick and Borbála Faragó, eds, Animals in Irish Literature and Culture'. breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies, [Details]
(2016)'Blue Roads, Blue Fields: The Melancholy of the Girl Walker in Irish Women’s Fiction'
Maureen O'Connor (2016) 'Blue Roads, Blue Fields: The Melancholy of the Girl Walker in Irish Women’s Fiction'. Critical Survey, 29 (1):90-104 [Details]
(2015)'“The most haunting bird”: Unbeing and Illegibility in Contemporary Irish Women’s Writing'
O'Connor, Maureen (2015) '“The most haunting bird”: Unbeing and Illegibility in Contemporary Irish Women’s Writing'. Women's Studies An Interdisciplinary Journal, 44 :940-955 [Details]
(2014)'Girl trouble: Review Essay of The Country Girls'
Maureen O'Connor (2014) 'Girl trouble: Review Essay of The Country Girls'. Dublin Review of Books, 55 [Details]
(2013)'Review of Country Girl: A Memoir, by Edna O'Brien'
O'Connor, Maureen (2013) 'Review of Country Girl: A Memoir, by Edna O'Brien'. Dublin Review of Books, 34 [Details]
(2016)'Review of Eco-Joyce: The Environmental Imagination of James Joyce (Cork University Press, 2014), edited by Robert Brazeau and Derek Gladwin'
Maureen O'Connor (2016) 'Review of Eco-Joyce: The Environmental Imagination of James Joyce (Cork University Press, 2014), edited by Robert Brazeau and Derek Gladwin'. The Irish Review, 52 :83-85 [Details]
(2017)'Special Issue: Ireland and Ecocriticism'
Maureen O'Connor and Derek Gladwin (2017) 'Special Issue: Ireland and Ecocriticism'. Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, [Details]
(2015)'Review of The Irish New Woman (Palgrave 2013), by Tina O'Toole'
Maureen O'Connor (2015) 'Review of The Irish New Woman (Palgrave 2013), by Tina O'Toole'. Irish Literary Supplement, 35 (1):5-6 [Details]
(2013)'Vegetable Love: The Syncretic Nation in the Writings of Margaret Cousins and Eva Gore-Booth'
O'Connor, Maureen (2013) 'Vegetable Love: The Syncretic Nation in the Writings of Margaret Cousins and Eva Gore-Booth'. An International Journal of Irish Studies, XXVIII :18-33 [Details]
(2013)'Review of Eva Gore-Booth: An Image of Such Politics (Mancherster, 2012) by Sonja Tiernan'
O'Connor, Maureen (2013) 'Review of Eva Gore-Booth: An Image of Such Politics (Mancherster, 2012) by Sonja Tiernan'. The New Hibernia Review, 17 (4):125-127 [Details]
(2011)'Review of Irishness and Womanhood in Nineteenth-Century Writing (Ashgate, 2009) by Thomas Tracy'
O'Connor, Maureen (2011) 'Review of Irishness and Womanhood in Nineteenth-Century Writing (Ashgate, 2009) by Thomas Tracy'. Journal of British Studies, 50 (1):237-8 [Details]
(2008)'Review of The Light of Evening by Edna O’Brien'
O'Connor, Maureen (2008) 'Review of The Light of Evening by Edna O’Brien'. Women's Studies An Interdisciplinary Journal, 37 (7):885-91 [Details]
(2007)''Fearful Symmetry: An Emigrant’s Return to Celtic-Tiger Ireland''
O'Connor, Maureen (2007) ''Fearful Symmetry: An Emigrant’s Return to Celtic-Tiger Ireland''. Women's Studies An Interdisciplinary Journal, 36 (7):467-75 [Details]
(2006)''Fearful Symmetry: An Emigrant’s Return to Celtic-Tiger Ireland''
Maureen O'Connor (2006) ''Fearful Symmetry: An Emigrant’s Return to Celtic-Tiger Ireland''. The New Hibernia Review, 10 (1):8-16 [Details]
(2006)'Review of Irish Poetry and the Construction of Modern Identity: Between Fantasy and History (Irish Academic Press, 2005) by Sam Smith'
O'Connor, Maureen (2006) 'Review of Irish Poetry and the Construction of Modern Identity: Between Fantasy and History (Irish Academic Press, 2005) by Sam Smith'. Journal of British Studies, 45 (2):467-9 [Details]
(2005)''Edna O’Brien, Irish Dandy''
Maureen O'Connor (2005) ''Edna O’Brien, Irish Dandy''. Irish Studies Review, 13 (4):469-477 [Details]
(2004)''The Spectre of Genre in “The Canterville Ghost”''
Maureen O'Connor (2004) ''The Spectre of Genre in “The Canterville Ghost”''. Irish Studies Review, 12 (3):329-338 [Details]
(2004)'Introduction to ‘Remembered Nations, Imagined Republics: Proceedings of the Twelfth Irish-Australian Conference’'
O'Connor, Maureen; de Poar, Louis (2004) 'Introduction to ‘Remembered Nations, Imagined Republics: Proceedings of the Twelfth Irish-Australian Conference’'. Journal of Irish Australian Studies 2004, 4 :xi-xii [Details]
(2003)'Review of Irish and Postcolonial Writing: History, Theory and Practice (Macmillan, 2002) by Glen Hooper and Colin Graham (eds.)'
O'Connor, Maureen (2003) 'Review of Irish and Postcolonial Writing: History, Theory and Practice (Macmillan, 2002) by Glen Hooper and Colin Graham (eds.)'. Irish Studies Review, 11 (3):378-9 [Details]
(2002)'Maria Edgeworth’s Fostering Art and the Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde'
Maureen O'Connor (2002) 'Maria Edgeworth’s Fostering Art and the Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde'. Women's Studies An Interdisciplinary Journal, 31 (3):399-429 [Details]
(2002)''Our Debt to Mitzi Myers''
Maureen O'Connor (2002) ''Our Debt to Mitzi Myers''. Women's Studies An Interdisciplinary Journal, 31 (3):289-297 [Details]
(2002)'Review of Critical Ireland: New Essays in Literature and Culture (Four Courts Press, 2001) Aaron Kelly and Alan A. Gillis (eds.)'
O'Connor, Maureen (2002) 'Review of Critical Ireland: New Essays in Literature and Culture (Four Courts Press, 2001) Aaron Kelly and Alan A. Gillis (eds.)'. Irish Studies Review, 10 (2):240-1 [Details]
(2001)'Review of Wilde Style: The Plays and Prose of Oscar Wilde (Longman, 2000) by Neil Sammells'
O'Connor, Maureen (2001) 'Review of Wilde Style: The Plays and Prose of Oscar Wilde (Longman, 2000) by Neil Sammells'. Irish Studies Review, 9 (1):119-20 [Details]
(2000)''Irish Women Writing' Introduction to special issue'
O'Connor, Maureen (2000) ''Irish Women Writing' Introduction to special issue'. Women's Studies An Interdisciplinary Journal, 29 (4):415-21 [Details]
(2000)'Review of Oscar Wilde: The Critic as Humanist (Associated Press, 1999) by Bruce Bashford and Oscar Wilde’s America: Counterculture in the Gilded Age (Yale UP, 1998) by Mary Warner Blanchard'
O'Connor, Maureen (2000) 'Review of Oscar Wilde: The Critic as Humanist (Associated Press, 1999) by Bruce Bashford and Oscar Wilde’s America: Counterculture in the Gilded Age (Yale UP, 1998) by Mary Warner Blanchard'. Irish Studies Review, 8 (2):270-3 [Details]
(1998)'Review of The Wilde Album (Henry Holt, 1998) Merlin Holland'
O'Connor, Maureen (1998) 'Review of The Wilde Album (Henry Holt, 1998) Merlin Holland'. Irish Literary Supplement, 17 (2):16-7 [Details]
(1997)'‘My Hideous Progeny’: Mary Shelley, William Godwin and the Father-Daughter Relationship (Delaware UP, 1995) by Katerine Hill-Miller (review)'
O'Connor, Maureen (1997) '‘My Hideous Progeny’: Mary Shelley, William Godwin and the Father-Daughter Relationship (Delaware UP, 1995) by Katerine Hill-Miller (review)'. Women's Studies An Interdisciplinary Journal, 26 (6):639-43 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'Animals and the Irish Mouth in Edna O'Brien's Fiction'
O'Connor, Maureen (2014) 'Animals and the Irish Mouth in Edna O'Brien's Fiction' Journal of Ecocriticism, . [Details]
(2008)'Review of The Playboy of the Western World (play), a new version by Bisi Adigun and Roddy Doyle, Abbey Theatre, 24 November 2007'
O'Connor, Maureen (2008) 'Review of The Playboy of the Western World (play), a new version by Bisi Adigun and Roddy Doyle, Abbey Theatre, 24 November 2007' OSCHOLARS, 5 (10) . [Details]
(2007)'Review of Lady Windermere’s Fan (play), Parnassus Arts Group, Players’ Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, 14 June 2007'
O'Connor, Maureen (2007) 'Review of Lady Windermere’s Fan (play), Parnassus Arts Group, Players’ Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, 14 June 2007' OSCHOLARS, :4-12. [Details]
(2007)'Review of The Irish Scene in Somerville and Ross (Irish Academic Press, 2006) by Julie Ann Stevens'
O'Connor, Maureen (2007) 'Review of The Irish Scene in Somerville and Ross (Irish Academic Press, 2006) by Julie Ann Stevens' OSCHOLARS, 4 (2) . [Details]
(2006)'Review of Wilde at Heart (play), Town Hall Theatre, Galway, 28 September 2006'
O'Connor, Maureen (2006) 'Review of Wilde at Heart (play), Town Hall Theatre, Galway, 28 September 2006' OSCHOLARS, 3 (12) . [Details]
(2005)''Sydney Owenson’s Wild Indian Girl''
O'Connor, Maureen (2005) ''Sydney Owenson’s Wild Indian Girl'' European Legacy, 10 (1) :21-8. [Details]
(2002)'Review of Outside Modernism: In Pursuit of the English Novel, 1900-30 (St Martin’s Press, 2000) by Lynne Hapgood and Nancy L. Paxton (eds.)'
O'Connor (2002) 'Review of Outside Modernism: In Pursuit of the English Novel, 1900-30 (St Martin’s Press, 2000) by Lynne Hapgood and Nancy L. Paxton (eds.)' English Literature in Transition, 45 (4) :443-6. [Details]
(2001)'Review of Women's Writing on the First World War, edited by Agnes Cardinal et al'
Maureen O'Connor (2001) 'Review of Women's Writing on the First World War, edited by Agnes Cardinal et al' English Literature in Transition, 44 (3) :368-371. [Details]
(1999)''Light Running Out of Dark' (short story)'
O'Connor, Maureen (1999) ''Light Running Out of Dark' (short story)' Denver Quarterly, 34 (1) :123-5. [Details]
(1999)''Counting Chickens Always Already Hatched in Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables''
O'Connor, Maureen (1999) ''Counting Chickens Always Already Hatched in Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables'' LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory, 10 (3) :219-34. [Details]
(1982)'‘A Proposal’ (short story)'
O'Connor, Maureen (1982) '‘A Proposal’ (short story)' Helicon, 3 :24-33. [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2014Failte Ireland Grant Failte Ireland
2017Moore Iinstitute Visiting Fellowship Moore Institute, NUI, Galway
2017Visiting Researcher Residency University of Nantes, France
2016IRC New Foundations Grant Irish Research Council
2015IRC New Foundations Scheme Irish research Council
2015Arts Council of Ireland Project Award Arts Council of Ireland
2012Meiji University Travel Grant Meiji University, Japan
2010University of Caen Travel Grant University of Caen, France
2010Grants for ‘Ireland and Ecocriticism’ conference, Mary Immaculate College Limerick County Council and Fáilte Ireland
2008Travel Grant, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Books Library (MARBL) Emory University Emory University
2008Social Science Research Centre Grant, for Irish Feminist Thought conference, NUI, Galway Social Science Research Centre
2005Arts Council of Ireland Grant (for Edna O’Brien: New Critical Perspectives) NUI, Galway
2005Grant In-Aid-of-Publications Fund (for India and Ireland) NUI, Galway
2005Social Science Research Centre Grant (for India and Ireland) NUI, Galway
2005Grant In-Aid-of-Publications Fund, for Edna O’Brien: New Critical Perspectives NUI, Galway
2005Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellowship IRCHSS
2001Culpepper Foundation Multimedia Teaching Assistant Fellowship Culpepper Foundation
2000Graduate Student Council Travel Award Claremont Graduate University
2000Graduate Student Council Group Award Claremont Graduate University
1999Graduate Student Council Travel Award Claremont Graduate University
1999Dissertation Grant Claremont Graduate University
1996Summer Term Fellowship Claremont Graduate School
1998Graduate Student Council Travel Award Claremont Graduate University
1996Distinction in major field examination, nineteenth-century British literature Claremont Graduate University
1997Graduate Student Travel Award North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
1996Distinction in minor field examination, twentieth-century British literature Claremont Graduate University
1996Distinction in minor field examination, nineteenth-century American literature Claremont Graduate University
1995Academic Fellowship Claremont Graduate School
1994George and Margaret Jagels Full Academic Fellowship Claremont Graduate School
1982Edwin L. Schuman Award in Fiction Northwestern University
1982Dean’s List Northwestern University

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures Member/
Nordic Irish Studies Network Member/
Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland Member/
American Conference for Irish Studies Member/
European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies Member/
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment--UKIreland Member/
Spanish Association of Irish Studies Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2017)French Society for Irish Studies International Conference, ‘Networks and Connections’,
Maureen O'Connor (2017) ‘Melancholy Nature: Blue Landscapes in Irish Women’s Literature’. [Oral Presentation], French Society for Irish Studies International Conference, ‘Networks and Connections’, University of Caen, France , 17-MAR-17 - 18-MAR-17. [Details]
(2017)XVI International AEDEI Conference, ‘Fe/Male Challenges in Irish Studies’,
Maureen O'Connor (2017) ‘The Fauna in Tim Robinson’s West’. [Oral Presentation], XVI International AEDEI Conference, ‘Fe/Male Challenges in Irish Studies’, Logrono, Spain , 25-MAY-17 - 27-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017)Ecocriticial Encounters: Woman and Nature in Galician and Irish Cultural Production Conference,
Maureen O'Connor (2017) ‘Moya Cannon’s ‘Scríob” and the Bones of the “Dishonoured Dead”’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Ecocriticial Encounters: Woman and Nature in Galician and Irish Cultural Production Conference, University College Cork , 04-MAY-17 - 04-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017)Centre d’Études en Civilisations, Langues, et Lettres Étrangères Lecture Series,
Maureen O'Connor (2017) ‘Intersections between Diet and Politics in the Work of First-Wave Irish Feminists’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Centre d’Études en Civilisations, Langues, et Lettres Étrangères Lecture Series, University of Lilles 3, France , 02-MAR-17 - 02-MAR-17. [Details]
(2017)English Department seminar series,
Maureen O'Connor (2017) ‘Intersections between Diet and Politics in the Work of First-Wave Irish Feminists’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], English Department seminar series, University of Nantes, France , 23-MAR-17 - 23-MAR-17. [Details]
(2017)Landscape Studies MA programme,
Maureen O'Connor (2017) ‘Irish Ecofeminism and the Contemplation of Bones’. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Landscape Studies MA programme, University of Nantes, France , 24-MAR-17 - 24-MAR-17. [Details]
(2017)Emerson College Creative Writing Summer School,
Maureen O'Connor (2017) ‘Tim Robinson and the Anthropocene.’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Emerson College Creative Writing Summer School, Burren College of Art , 08-AUG-17 - 08-AUG-17. [Details]
(2017)School of English Research Seminar Series,
Maureen O'Connor (2017) ‘Tim Robinson’s Dark Materials’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], School of English Research Seminar Series, University College Cork , 22-NOV-17 - 22-NOV-17. [Details]
(2017)Centre for Irish Studies research seminar series,
Maureen O'Connor (2017) ‘Ecofeminism and Animals in Tim Robinson’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Centre for Irish Studies research seminar series, NUI, Galway . [Details]
(2017)Master-class, ‘Environments of Knowledge: Interdisciplinary Research between STEM, Humanities and the Social Sciences’,
Maureen O'Connor and Ben Gearey (2017) Interdisciplinary Peatlands. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Master-class, ‘Environments of Knowledge: Interdisciplinary Research between STEM, Humanities and the Social Sciences’, University College Cork , 28-SEP-17 - 28-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017)Metaphors of Transformative Change Colloquium,
Maureen O'Connor (2017) A Different Difference. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Metaphors of Transformative Change Colloquium, University College Cork , 15-SEP-17 - 15-SEP-17. [Details]
(2016)International Spanish Association of Irish Studies,
Maureen O'Connor (2016) ‘“The wind is our confederate”: Nation and Nature in the Work of First-Wave Irish Feminist Revolutionaries’. [Plenary Lecture], International Spanish Association of Irish Studies, Zaragoza, Spain , 26-MAY-16 - 28-MAY-16. [Details]
(2016)Emerson College Creative Writing Summer School,
Maureen O'Connor (2016) Memoir and Irish Ecocriticism. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Emerson College Creative Writing Summer School, Burren College of Art , 09-AUG-16 - 09-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016)UGC/Golden Jubilee International Conference on ‘Re-Thinking Environment: Literature, Ethics, and Praxis,
Maureen O'Connor (2016) ‘Eastern Influence on Environmental Thinking in the Work of Western First- Wave Feminists’. [Plenary Lecture], UGC/Golden Jubilee International Conference on ‘Re-Thinking Environment: Literature, Ethics, and Praxis, Beramphur University, India . [Details]
(2016)School of English Research Seminar Series,
Maureen O'Connor (2016) ‘Animal Souls and Votes for Women: Vegetarianism and Suffrage in the Work of Fin-de-Siècle Irish Feminists’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], School of English Research Seminar Series, University College Cork . [Details]
(2016)Irish Women’s Writing, 1890-1920, Symposium,
Maureen O'Connor (2016) ‘Animal Souls and Votes for Women: Vegetarianism and Suffrage in the Work of Fin-de-Siècle Irish Feminists’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Women’s Writing, 1890-1920, Symposium, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 25-NOV-16 - 25-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016)American Conference for irish Studies,
Maureen O'Connor (2016) Irish Women Writing Indian Women: Sydney Owenson and Margaret Cousins. [Oral Presentation], American Conference for irish Studies, Notre Daem, Indiana, USA , 30-MAR-16 - 03-APR-16. [Details]
(2015)Women and the Decade of Commemorations: an all-island perspective,
Maureen O'Connor (2015) Performing Commemoration: Eva Gore-Booth’s The Death of Fionavar. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Women and the Decade of Commemorations: an all-island perspective, Maynooth University , 25-NOV-15 - 25-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015)Aestheticism and Decadence in the Age of Modernism: 1895-1945,
Maureen O'Connor (2015) “Golden Spores of Decadent Pollen”: Dreams of Revised Nature in Wallace Thurman’s Infants of the Spring. [Oral Presentation], Aestheticism and Decadence in the Age of Modernism: 1895-1945, Institute of English Studies, London , 16-APR-15 - 18-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)Yeats and the West,
Maureen O'Connor (2015) Some Vague Utopia”: Eva Gore-Booth’s’ The Death of Fionavar. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Yeats and the West, Moore Institute, NUI, Galway , 27-NOV-15 - 27-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015)Queering Irealnd 2015: Politically Queer?,
Maureen O'Connor (2015) Queer Nature / Queer Nation: The Unnatural Woman Patriot in the Writing of First-Wave Irish Feminists. [Oral Presentation], Queering Irealnd 2015: Politically Queer?, University College Dublin , 12-AUG-15 - 14-AUG-15. [Details]
(2015)Women and the Great Hunger Conference,
Maureen O'Connor (2015) “Revolting Scenes of Famine”: Frances Power Cobbe and the Great Hunger. [Oral Presentation], Women and the Great Hunger Conference, Quinnipiac University , 03-JUN-15 - 06-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015)School of English Research Seminar,
Maureen O'Connor (2015) Sisters in Arms: Eva Gore Booth and Constance Markievicz's Art of War. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], School of English Research Seminar, University College Cork , 28-JAN-15 - 28-JAN-15. [Details]
(2014)Our Bodies, Whose Property? A Transdisciplinary Thinkery,
Maureen O'Connor (2014) Response to 'Layers of Meaning: Archaeology and the Face'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Our Bodies, Whose Property? A Transdisciplinary Thinkery, University College Cork , 16-MAY-14 - 16-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014)UCD Scholarcast,
Maureen O'Connor (2014) Introduction to Irish Ecocriticism. [Oral Presentation], UCD Scholarcast, University College Dublin , 08-JUL-14 - 08-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014)Masterclass in Ireland and Ecocriticism,
Maureen O'Connor (2014) What is Irish Ecocriticism?. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Masterclass in Ireland and Ecocriticism, University College Cork , 18-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)School of English Research Seminar Series (invited presentation),
Maureen O'Connor (2014) The Sado-Masochism of Things in Edna O’Brien’s Fiction’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], School of English Research Seminar Series (invited presentation), University College Cork , 05-MAR-14 - 05-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)Reading Animals: An International English Studies Conference,
Maureen O'Connor (2014) Myth and Mutation in Edna O’Brien’s Fiction’. [Oral Presentation], Reading Animals: An International English Studies Conference, University of Sheffield, UK , 17-JUL-14 - 20-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014)American Conference for Irish Studies,
Maureen O'Connor (2014) Ecologies of Decay and Detritus in Contemporary Irish Women’s Writing. [Oral Presentation], American Conference for Irish Studies, UCD , 11-JUN-14 - 14-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)The First Ómós Áite: Space/Place Research Network International Conference (invited presentation),
Maureen O'Connor (2014) Alone in a Fantasy Lifeworld: Vanishing Wilderness and Violence in Edna O’Brien’s In the Forest. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The First Ómós Áite: Space/Place Research Network International Conference (invited presentation), NUI, Galway , 27-MAR-14 - 30-MAR-14. [Details]
(2013)Ireland-India-Asia: Entangled Histories and Cultural Processes’ (invited presentation),
Maureen O'Connor (2013) Irish Women Writing the Indian Woman and Nation: Sydney Owenson and Margaret Cousins’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ireland-India-Asia: Entangled Histories and Cultural Processes’ (invited presentation), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India , 28-OCT-13 - 29-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013)'Ireland Past and Present.' Fifty-first Annual American Conference for Irish Studies,
O'Connor, Maureen (2013) '“Shadow Feminism” and the Unborn Bird in Edna O’Brien’s Fiction'. [Oral Presentation], 'Ireland Past and Present.' Fifty-first Annual American Conference for Irish Studies, Chicago, IL, USA , 01-APR-13 - 03-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)Ninth Annual European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies,
O'Connor, Maureen (2013) Dark Ecology and Black Comedy in Patrick McGinley's Foggage. [Oral Presentation], Ninth Annual European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, Galway, Ireland , 05-JUN-13 - 08-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)'Gender, Performativity, Play' Symposium,
O'Connor, Maureen (2013) Natural Beauty: Girls, Animals, and the Body. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], 'Gender, Performativity, Play' Symposium, NUI, Maynooth , 16-MAY-13 - 16-MAY-13. [Details]
(2012)Irish Short Story Conference,
O'Connor, Maureen (2012) 'Edna O’Brien’s “Inner Cowboy” and Object-Oriented Ontology'. [Oral Presentation], Irish Short Story Conference, Leuven, Belgium , 01-NOV-12 - 03-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) Conference,
O'Connor, Maureen (2012) ‘“Dominance and Pity, Peace and War”: The Collaboration of Eva Gore-Booth and Constance Markievicz in Representing the Irish Nation'. [Oral Presentation], Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) Conference, Trinity University, Dublin. June 2012 , 15-JUN-12 - 17-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)Ralahine Centre Workshop, ‘Otherworlds Inspiring This One: Utopian Thinking and Ecological Action’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2012) ‘The Utopian National Body and Irish Myth in the Work of Eva Gore-Booth’. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Ralahine Centre Workshop, ‘Otherworlds Inspiring This One: Utopian Thinking and Ecological Action’, University of Limerick , 04-MAY-12 - 04-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)Ireland and African-America Conference,
O'Connor, Maureen (2012) 'Black Dandies and Irish White Negroes on the American Stage'. [Oral Presentation], Ireland and African-America Conference, University College Dublin , 01-MAR-12 - 03-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)IASIL-Japan, ‘Irish Voyages’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2012) ‘Vegetable Love: The Syncretic Nation in the Writings of Margaret Cousins and Eva Gore-Booth’ (Keynote Address). [Plenary Lecture], IASIL-Japan, ‘Irish Voyages’, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan , 12-DEC-12 - 12-DEC-12. [Details]
(2012)School of English Staff-Postgraduate Seminar Series,
O'Connor, Maureen (2012) '“Sketched on its own placenta”: Melancholy, the Uncanny, and “Dark Ecology” in Contemporary irish Women's Writing'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], School of English Staff-Postgraduate Seminar Series, Trinity College Dublin , 12-DEC-12 - 15-DEC-12. [Details]
(2012)IASIL-Japan, ‘Irish Voyages’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2012) ‘The most haunting bird: Unbeing and Illegibility in the Work of Moya Cannon, Edna O’Brien, and Mary O’Malley’. [Invited Oral Presentation], IASIL-Japan, ‘Irish Voyages’, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan , 12-OCT-12 - 14-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)Fiftieth Annual ACIS national meeting. 'Erin at Home, Erin Abroad: Capturing the Irish Experience',
O'Connor, Maureen (2012) 'Cat Got Your Tongue? Animals and the Irish Mouth in Edna O’Brien’s Fiction'. [Oral Presentation], Fiftieth Annual ACIS national meeting. 'Erin at Home, Erin Abroad: Capturing the Irish Experience', New Orleans, LA, USA , 15-MAR-12 - 17-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Research Seminar Series,
O'Connor, Maureen (2012) ‘Ecosocial Transformation and Nationalist Mythology in the Plays of Eva Gore-Booth’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Research Seminar Series, University College Dublin , 03-FEB-12 - 04-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012)The Bradshaw Conference, ‘Celebrating Forty Years of Women’ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal and Feminism in the Academy’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2012) ‘Ecofeminism and Irish Women’s Writing: The Journey from Claremont to Cork’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Bradshaw Conference, ‘Celebrating Forty Years of Women’ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal and Feminism in the Academy’, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA , 03-FEB-12 - 04-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012)‘Behind the Lines: Women, War, and Letters’ conference,
O'Connor, Maureen (2012) ‘Eva Gore Booth’s Art of War’. [Oral Presentation], ‘Behind the Lines: Women, War, and Letters’ conference, University of Limerick , 01-JUN-12 - 03-JUN-12. [Details]
(2011)Research Seminar Series,
O'Connor, Maureen (2011) ‘Vegetable Love: The Syncretic Nation in the Writings of Margaret Cousins and Eva Gore-Booth’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Research Seminar Series, University College Cork , 04-DEC-12 - 05-DEC-12. [Details]
(2011)Female Masculinities Research Project meeting,
O'Connor, Maureen (2011) ‘Margaret Cousins, Femaculine Patriot’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Female Masculinities Research Project meeting, University of Limerick , 04-APR-12 - 05-APR-12. [Details]
(2011)ACIS-West Conference, ‘Globalization and Ireland.’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2011) 'Margaret Cousins, Transnational Nationalist'. [Invited Oral Presentation], ACIS-West Conference, ‘Globalization and Ireland.’, San Jose State University, California, USA , 14-OCT-11 - 15-OCT-11. [Details]
(2010)French Society for Irish StudiesInternational Conference, ‘Landscapes’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2010) 'The Mythopoetic Landscape in George Egerton’s Fiction'. French Society for Irish StudiesInternational Conference, ‘Landscapes’, Nantes, France , 01-MAR-10 - 03-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)'Ireland and Ecocriticism’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2010) 'Ireland and Ecocriticism’. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 'Ireland and Ecocriticism’, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 01-JUN-10 - 05-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)Symposium on ‘Ireland, Modernity, and the Fin de Siècle’,
O'connor, Maureen (2010) 'Inhuman Voices Wake Us: Animals and the “Mythical Method” in Irish New Woman Writing'. [Oral Presentation], Symposium on ‘Ireland, Modernity, and the Fin de Siècle’, Limerick, Ireland. April 2010 , 01-OCT-10 - 03-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Irish Women Writers (Écrivaines Irlandaises) Conference,
O'Connor, Maureen (2010) ‘Myth and Metonymy in Irish Women’s Writing’ (Keynote Address). [Plenary Lecture], Irish Women Writers (Écrivaines Irlandaises) Conference, University of Caen, France , 11-NOV-11 - 13-NOV-11. [Details]
(2009)Royal Irish Academy Committee for Irish Literatures in English, ‘Ireland and the Fin de Siècle’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2009) 'The Yellow Aster and the Green Carnation: Decadent Nature in Irish New Woman Fiction'. [Oral Presentation], Royal Irish Academy Committee for Irish Literatures in English, ‘Ireland and the Fin de Siècle’, Dublin, Ireland , 06-SEP-09 - 09-SEP-09. [Details]
(2009)Nineteenth Conference on British and American Studies,
O'Connor, Maureen (2009) 'Black Dandies and Irish White Negroes on the American Stage'. [Oral Presentation], Nineteenth Conference on British and American Studies, Timişoara, Romania , 21-MAY-09 - 22-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009)Children’s Literature Conference, ‘At Play’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2009) 'Speaking to Animals in Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls and In the Forest'. [Oral Presentation], Children’s Literature Conference, ‘At Play’, Limerick, Ireland , 20-MAY-09 - 20-JUL-09. [Details]
(2009)Second Galway Conference for Irish Studies,
O'Connor, Maureen (2009) 'Mythic Metamorphoses in the Fiction of Edna O’Brien'. [Oral Presentation], Second Galway Conference for Irish Studies, Galway, Ireland , 17-JUN-09 - 18-JUN-09. [Details]
(2008)Sixth Biannual Nordic Irish Studies Conference, ‘Place and Space’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2008) 'Edna O’Brien’s Ecofeminist Fiction'. [Oral Presentation], Sixth Biannual Nordic Irish Studies Conference, ‘Place and Space’, Vaasa, Finland , 06-MAY-09 - 10-MAY-09. [Details]
(2008)Women’s Studies Open Forum,
O'Connor, Maureen (2008) ‘Frances Power Cobbe, Political Animal’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Women’s Studies Open Forum, University of Limerick, Ireland , 20-MAR-12 - 21-MAR-12. [Details]
(2008)Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland (SSNCI) Annual Conference, ‘Visual, Material and Print Culture in Nineteenth-Century Ireland’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2008) 'White Negroes, the Dandiacal, and the Fin de Siècle'. [Oral Presentation], Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland (SSNCI) Annual Conference, ‘Visual, Material and Print Culture in Nineteenth-Century Ireland’, Limerick, Ireland , 08-JUN-09 - 10-JUN-09. [Details]
(2008)Irish Studies Programme (invited presentation),
O'Connor, Maureen (2008) ‘The Edna O’Brien Archive’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Studies Programme (invited presentation), Emory University, Atlanta, GA , 05-APR-10 - 06-APR-10. [Details]
(2007)Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention,
O'Connor, Maureen (2007) 'Landscape and the Performance of Gender and Nation in Edna O’Brien’s Fiction'. [Oral Presentation], Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, USA , 12-DEC-09 - 14-DEC-09. [Details]
(2007)Irish Women Writers: National and European Contexts’ Conference,
O'Connor, Maureen (2007) “I’m meat for no butcher!”: The Female and the Species in Irish Women’s Writing. [Oral Presentation], Irish Women Writers: National and European Contexts’ Conference, Leuven, Belgium , 04-OCT-07 - 05-NOV-12. [Details]
(2007)Fifth Galway Conference on Colonialism, ‘Settler Colonialism’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2007) ‘Settler Colonialism’. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Fifth Galway Conference on Colonialism, ‘Settler Colonialism’, National University Ireland (NUI), Galway , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL) conference, ‘Varieties of Irishness’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2007) 'Landscape and the Performance of Gender and Nation in Edna O’Brien’s Fiction'. [Oral Presentation], International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL) conference, ‘Varieties of Irishness’, Dublin, Ireland , 01-JUL-07 - 03-JUL-07. [Details]
(2007)Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences Seminar Series. March ,
O'Connor, Maureen (2007) ‘Frances Power Cobbe and the “Negro Question”’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences Seminar Series. March , National University of Ireland, Galway , 07-MAR-07 - 08-MAR-07. [Details]
(2007)‘Irish Feminist Thought’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2007) ‘Irish Feminist Thought’. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ‘Irish Feminist Thought’, NUI, Galway , 01-APR-07 - 05-APR-07. [Details]
(2007)Forty-Fifth Annual ACIS national meeting, ‘Ireland and the Americas’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2007) 'Frances Power Cobbe’s American Sympathies'. [Oral Presentation], Forty-Fifth Annual ACIS national meeting, ‘Ireland and the Americas’, New York, USA , 07-APR-09 - 07-JUN-09. [Details]
(2006)Forty-Fourth ACIS national meeting,
O'Connor, Maureen (2006) Standing on Our Hind Legs: Irish Women “Becoming Animal”. [Oral Presentation], Forty-Fourth ACIS national meeting, St. Louis, MO , 04-APR-06 - 06-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)Forty-Fourth ACIS national meeting, ‘Old Age Pipers to New Age Punters: Ireland through the Ages’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2006) ‘Axis Mundi’ (creative non-fiction). [Invited Oral Presentation], Forty-Fourth ACIS national meeting, ‘Old Age Pipers to New Age Punters: Ireland through the Ages’, St. Louis, MO , 20-APR-06 - 22-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)Center for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change Seminar Series (invited presentation),
O'Connor, Maureen (2006) ‘Gender and Nation in Nineteenth-Century Ireland’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Center for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change Seminar Series (invited presentation), National University of Ireland, Galway , 03-MAR-06 - 05-MAR-06. [Details]
(2005)‘Edna O’Brien: A Reappraisal’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2005) ‘Edna O’Brien: A Reappraisal’. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ‘Edna O’Brien: A Reappraisal’, NUI, Galway , 05-APR-05 - 06-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)'Edna O’Brien: A Reappraisal’ Conference,
O'Connor, Maureen (2005) 'Edna O’Brien, Irish Dandy'. [Oral Presentation], 'Edna O’Brien: A Reappraisal’ Conference, Galway, Ireland , 20-APR-05 - 22-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)Spanish Association for Irish Studies Fifth International Conference, ‘Re-Writing Boundaries’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2005) Frances Power Cobbe and the Patriarchs. [Oral Presentation], Spanish Association for Irish Studies Fifth International Conference, ‘Re-Writing Boundaries’, Tarragona, Spain , 05-MAY-06 - 06-MAY-06. [Details]
(2004)Fourth Galway Conference on Colonialism, ‘India and Ireland’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2004) Sydney Owenson’s Wild Indian Girl. [Oral Presentation], Fourth Galway Conference on Colonialism, ‘India and Ireland’, Galway, Ireland , 07-JUN-04 - 07-JUN-04. [Details]
(2004)Fourth Galway Conference on Colonialism, ‘India and Ireland’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2004) ‘India and Ireland’. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Fourth Galway Conference on Colonialism, ‘India and Ireland’, NUI, Galway , 06-JUN-04 - 07-JUN-04. [Details]
(2004)English Language and Literature Studies Conference ‘Interfaces and Integrations’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2004) Sydney Owenson’s Wild Indian Girl. [Oral Presentation], English Language and Literature Studies Conference ‘Interfaces and Integrations’, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro , 03-DEC-04 - 05-DEC-05. [Details]
(2004)IASIL Conference,
O'Connor, Maureen (2004) Edna O’Brien, Irish Dandy. [Oral Presentation], IASIL Conference, Galway, Ireland , 12-JUL-04 - 14-JUL-04. [Details]
(2004)SSNCI Conference, ‘Structures of Belief in Nineteenth-Century Ireland,
O'Connor, Maureen (2004) Frances Power Cobbe and the Patriarchs. [Oral Presentation], SSNCI Conference, ‘Structures of Belief in Nineteenth-Century Ireland, Chicago, IL, USA , 02-APR-04 - 04-APR-04. [Details]
(2004)Forty-Second Annual ACIS national meeting,
Maureen O'Connor (2004) Fearful Symmetry: An Emigrant’s Return to Celtic-Tiger Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Forty-Second Annual ACIS national meeting, Liverpool, England , 12-JUL-04 - 13-JUL-04. [Details]
(2004)India and Ireland,
Maureen O'Connor; (2004) 'India and Ireland: Fourth Galway Conference on Colonialism'. [Conference Organising Committee Member], India and Ireland, Galway , 02-JUN-04 - 05-JUN-04. [Details]
(2003)Forty-First Annual ACIS national meeting, ‘Irish Environments’,
O'Connor, Maureen (2003) The Specter of Genre in “The Canterville Ghost”. [Oral Presentation], Forty-First Annual ACIS national meeting, ‘Irish Environments’, St Paul, MN , 02-JUN-03 - 03-JUN-03. [Details]
(2002)Fortieth Annual ACIS meeting,
O'Connor, Maureen (2002) ‘Speaking Nation from the Horse’s Mouth in Somerville and Ross’s The Real Charlotte’. [Oral Presentation], Fortieth Annual ACIS meeting, Milwaukee, WI , 02-JUN-02 - 03-JUN-02. [Details]
(2002)Marquis Forum (invited presentation),
O'Connor, Maureen (2002) ‘“Learning Twice Over”: What My Students Taught Me about Being a Scholar’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Marquis Forum (invited presentation), Pitzer College, Claremont, CA , 02-FEB-02 - 02-FEB-02. [Details]
(2001)Thirty-Ninth Annual ACIS national meeting. . June 2001,
O'Connor, Maureen (2001) The “Changeling Art” of Maria Edgeworth and Oscar Wilde. [Oral Presentation], Thirty-Ninth Annual ACIS national meeting. . June 2001, New York , 02-JUN-01 - 03-JUN-01. [Details]
(2001)Modernism Graduate Seminar (Professor Marc Redfield),
O'connor, Maureen (2001) ‘The Modernist Oscar Wilde’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Modernism Graduate Seminar (Professor Marc Redfield), Claremont Graduate University, CA , 08-FEB-01 - 15-FEB-01. [Details]
(2000)Twelfth Graduate Irish Studies Conference,
O'Connor, Maureen (2000) ‘The Irish City’. Twelfth Graduate Irish Studies Conference, CGU, Claremont, CA , 03-MAR-00 - 05-MAR-00. [Details]
(2000)Thirty-Eighth Annual ACIS national meeting,
O'Connor, Maureen (2000) Harry Clarke’s Variegated National Romance. [Oral Presentation], Thirty-Eighth Annual ACIS national meeting, Limerick, Ireland , 02-JUN-00 - 04-JUN-09. [Details]
(2000)MLA Annual Convention,
O'Connor, Maureen (2000) The “Fugitive Gothic” of Oscar Wilde and Harry Clarke. [Oral Presentation], MLA Annual Convention, Washington, D.C , 02-DEC-00 - 03-DEC-00. [Details]
(2000)Thornton F. Bradshaw Seminar in the Humanities,
O'Connor, Maureen (2000) ‘Visual Representation and Cultural History: The Edward S. Curtis Photographs of North American Indians’. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Thornton F. Bradshaw Seminar in the Humanities, Claremont Graduate University (CGU), Claremont, CA, USA , 10-OCT-00 - 12-OCT-00. [Details]
(2000)Thirty-Eighth Annual ACIS national meeting,
O'Connor, Maureen (2000) ‘Irish Studies: Issues and Prospects’ (roundtable speaker). [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Thirty-Eighth Annual ACIS national meeting, University of Limerick, Ireland , 04-JUN-00 - 06-JUN-00. [Details]
(1999)Eleventh Graduate Irish Studies Conference (invited presentation),
O'Connor, Maureen (1999) ‘Academic Publishing and the Graduate Student’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Eleventh Graduate Irish Studies Conference (invited presentation), Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL , 07-MAR-00 - 07-MAR-00. [Details]
(1999)Thirty-Seventh ACIS national meeting,
O'Connor, Maureen (1999) ‘Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray as Irish National Tale’. [Oral Presentation], Thirty-Seventh ACIS national meeting, Roanoke, VA , 04-MAY-99 - 06-MAY-99. [Details]
(1999)Sixth Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR), ‘Romanticism and the New’,
O'Connor, Maureen (1999) Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray as Irish National Tale. [Oral Presentation], Sixth Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR), ‘Romanticism and the New’, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada , 02-AUG-99 - 04-AUG-99. [Details]
(1999)Arts and Humanities Board of Visitors Meeting (invited presentation),
O'Connor, Maureen (1999) ‘Graduate Student Participation in Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal’. . . April 1999. [Invited Oral Presentation], Arts and Humanities Board of Visitors Meeting (invited presentation), Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA , 05-APR-99 - 05-APR-99. [Details]
(1998)Thirty-Sixth Annual ACIS national meeting, ‘Revolutions and Evolutions’,
O'Connor, Maureen (1998) How the Irish Bull Shifts in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Irish Literature: Oscar Wilde’s Literary Matriliniage. [Oral Presentation], Thirty-Sixth Annual ACIS national meeting, ‘Revolutions and Evolutions’, Fort Lauderdale, FL , 08-APR-98 - 09-APR-98. [Details]
(1997)Howard University English Graduate Student Association Conference,
O'Connor, Maureen (1997) In One Flesh: Cultural Miscegenation and the Marriage Ideal in W.D. Howells’s An Imperative Duty. [Oral Presentation], Howard University English Graduate Student Association Conference, Silver Springs, MD , 05-OCT-97 - 07-OCT-97. [Details]
(1997)Seventh Annual Central New York Conference on Language and Literature,
O'Connor, Maureen (1997) How the Irish Bull Shifts in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Irish Literature: Oscar Wilde’s Literary Matrilineage. [Oral Presentation], Seventh Annual Central New York Conference on Language and Literature, Cortland, NY , 05-OCT-97 - 07-OCT-97. [Details]
(1997)Fifth Annual NASSR Conference, ‘Romanticism and Its Others’,
O'Connor, Maureen (1997) The Disfigured Father in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. [Oral Presentation], Fifth Annual NASSR Conference, ‘Romanticism and Its Others’, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada , 10-OCT-97 - 10-OCT-97. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
School of English Graduate Shcool Committee Member2011 / 2016
School of English Third-Year Committee Member2011 /
Irish Undergraduate Awards Judge2009 /
International Advisory Committee, ‘Ireland-India-Asia: Entangled Histories and Cultural Processes’ conference Member2013 / 2013
Scientific Committee, ‘Ireland and Dysfunction’, Eighth International Spanish Association of Irish Studies Conference. University of Duesto, Bilbao, Spain Member2014 / 2015
First-Year Experience Working Group Member2013 /
Dalsimer Prize Committee Judge2001 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
The Corner Table Co-editor01-JAN-95 / 04-JAN-95
Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Editorial Assistant01-JAN-94 / 01-JAN-96
University College Cork Full-time Lecturer01-SEP-11 / 01-SEP-16
Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Book Review Editor01-JAN-96 / 01-JAN-98
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California Part-time Instructor01-SEP-96 / 01-SEP-98
Glendale Community College, Glendale, California Part-time Lecturer01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-99
Claremont Graduate University Consultant, The Writing Center01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-98
University of La Verne, La Verne, California Part-time Lecturer01-SEP-97 / 01-SEP-00
California State University, Los Angeles, California Part-time lecturer01-SEP-01 / 01-DEC-01
Pomona College, Claremont, California Multimedia Teaching Assistant01-JAN-01 / 01-APR-01
Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Associate Editor01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-98
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California Part-time Lecturer01-JAN-00 / 01-JAN-01
Scripps College, Claremont, California Part-time Lecturer01-SEP-02 / 01-DEC-02
Moore Institute, NUI, Galway Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellow; Part-time lecturer01-SEP-05 / 01-SEP-07
Pitzer College, Claremont, California Visiting Assistant Professor01-JAN-02 / 01-SEP-03
Ralahine Utopian Studies Copy-Editor01-JAN-05 / 01-JAN-10
Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland (2009-2010), Full-time Lecturer01-SEP-09 / 01-SEP-10

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2014University College Cork Higher CertificateTeaching and Learning
2001Claremont Graduate University DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHYEnglish Literature
1994Claremont Graduate University MASTER OF ARTSEnglish Literature
1984Northwestern University BACHELOR OF ARTSEnglish Literature and Creative Writing

Outreach Activities

 Description

Contribution to Cork Culture Night, September 2014

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Publication Of The Modern Languages Association Referee-
Journal Of Victorian Culture Referee-
Etudes Irlandaises Referee-
Canadian Journal Of Irish Studies Guest Editor01-AUG-14 - 07-AUG-15
The Australasian Journal Of Irish Studies Referee-
Nineteenth-Century Contexts Referee-
Irish Studies Review Referee-
Canadian Journal Of Irish Studies Referee-
Gender Sexuality And Feminism Referee-
The New Hibernia Review. Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Conference Organizer (sole organizer), ‘Ireland and Ecocriticism’. Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. June 2010

Conference Organizer (sole organizer), ‘Irish Feminist Thought,’ NUI, Galway. April 2007

Conference Organizer (sole organizer), ‘Ireland and Ecocriticism: Second Interdisciplinary Conference’. University College Cork. June 2014

Conference Coordinator, Thornton F. Bradshaw Seminar in the Humanities, ‘Visual Representation and Cultural History: The Edward S. Curtis Photographs of North American Indians’, Claremont Graduate University (CGU), Claremont, California, USA. October 2000.

Conference Organizer, ‘Edna O’Brien: A Reappraisal’, NUI, Galway. April 2005

Conference Organizer, Fourth Galway Conference on Colonialism, ‘India and Ireland’, NUI, Galway. June 2004

Conference Organizer, Fifth Galway Conference on Colonialism, ‘Settler Colonialism’. National University Ireland (NUI), Galway. June 2007

Manuscript reader for Cork University Press, Peter Lang, Palgrave Macmillan.

Conference Director, Twelfth Graduate Irish Studies Conference, ‘The Irish City,’ CGU, Claremont, California, USA. March 2000

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Benjamin Gearey Department of Archaeology, University College CorkIRELAND

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