Professor Emerita
English
School of English
University College Cork

T: 353 (21) 4902668
E: pat.coughlan@ucc.ie

Graduated UCC (BA), National University of Ireland (MA), 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, contemporary poets including Ní Chuilleanáin, Ní Dhomhnaill 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; early modern poetry by women. 

Research Interests

20th-century Irish poetry and fiction from 1960, especially representations of gender in work by both female and male writers (Heaney, Edna O'Brien, Banville, Ní Chuilleanáin, Anne Enright, Ronan Bennett); feminist approaches to Irish literature and culture;; Irish modernist poetry in the 1930s, especially Beckett; Irish women writers, 1920s-50s (Bowen, Kate O'Brien); 16th- and 17th-century writing, especially English writing on Ireland, focusing on Spenser's work and colonial discourse (Petty, the Boate brothers, Vincent Gookin).

Impact on discipline

I have published in several fields within Irish literature: later 20th-century fiction and poetry, focusing on intersections of gender, nation and sexuality;  Irish modernist poetry, especially Beckett; the fiction of Elizabeth Bowen (modernist narrative, gender and lesbian desire); Irish Gothic (Maturin, Mangan, Le Fanu); 1590s-1660s colonial discourse in and about Ireland, especially Spenser and his successors; and the autobiographical writings of Peig Sayers considered as social history and life-writing.   

My work from the early 1990s onwards includes edited and co-edited volumes, and influential essays and articles, in each of these areas. It has attracted many international citations, and in several cases appears as a standard item in the relevant bibliographies (e.g. Spenser, Beckett, gender in canonical Irish poetry, women and desire in Bowen).

Current research strategy
My current research concentrates on Irish poetry and fiction 1960-c.2005. I am preparing a major monograph on "Irish Literature since 1960: Gender, Subjectivity and Social Change". Since the early 2000s especially, I have built up a substantial record of peer-reviewed essays and articles in this field, some of which will, in revised versions, form part of this monograph.

Most of my research, thinking and writing in recent years has been directed towards this end. This project also, however, draws on earlier work. It focuses on major tensions in Irish cultural representation between nation and gender (tensions I first explored in my best-known essay "Bog Queens...", on ideological and aesthetic problems in canonical Irish poets' representations of women (1991)). These tensions continue to structure the field of Irish writing, becoming interwoven in the 1990s and 2000s with the rapid cultural shifts occasioned by the swift alterations of Irish society. My book acknowledges the prior post-colonial character of Irish state formation and its accompanying literature, and considers the current fate of previously foundational national aims and cultural traditions. However the primary object of my analysis is the contemporary writing of subjectivity and gender in Irish post-modernity: I read this writing as part of a continuing and coherent project of decolonisation, but with a difference. I argue that poets and novelists have shown significantly more ideological and ethical perception than prominent critics and ideologues, in that the repressive social forms these writers consistently and powerfully interrogate are not those of the former colonial power but the institutions, social order and dominant ideology of the Irish state itself. My enquiry focuses on the constellation of gender and subjective inwardness in the most aesthetically remarkable Irish writings of the last five decades. I keep in view formal considerations (in poetry and narrative respectively), but combine them with perspectives from psychoanalysis, especially object-relations theories, within an ideologically feminist position. I also draw on the sociology of contemporary Ireland, which at its best provides more compelling insights into post-modern selfhood and social experience than Irish historiography proper, which has tended to a narrowly political and institutional emphasis.

All my research and writing, from early modern to feminist, and including poetry criticism, has had a fundamental unifying goal: to keep ideological and aesthetic concerns simultaneously in play, and examine, in texts of various genres, the constant dialectic of formal and political aims and effects. My current book maintains the same underlying assumptions about literature, gender and selfhood.


Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2011)'Doubles, Shadows, Sedan-Chairs, and the Past: The Ghost Stories of J.S. Le Fanu'
Coughlan, Patricia; (2011) 'Doubles, Shadows, Sedan-Chairs, and the Past: The Ghost Stories of J.S. Le Fanu' In: Reflections in a Glass Darkly: Essays on J. Sheridan Le Fanu. New York: Hippocampus Press. [Details]
(2011)'Without a blink of her lovely eye: The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch and Visionary Scepticism'
Coughlan, Patricia; (2011) 'Without a blink of her lovely eye: The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch and Visionary Scepticism' In: Anne Enright. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2009)'Introductory essay'
Coughlan, Patricia; (2009) 'Introductory essay' In: 'A Tragedie of Cola's Furie, Or Lirenda's Miserie' by Henry Burkhead. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2009)''Chipped and Tilted Marys': Two Irish Poets in their Contemporary Contexts'
Coughlan, Patricia; (2009) ''Chipped and Tilted Marys': Two Irish Poets in their Contemporary Contexts' In: Place and Memory in the New Ireland (Irish Studies in Europe Volume 2). Trier, Germany: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. [Details]
(2008)''Not like a person at all': Bowen, the 1920s and 'The Dancing-Mistress''
Coughlan, Patricia ; (2008) ''Not like a person at all': Bowen, the 1920s and 'The Dancing-Mistress'' In: Elizabeth Bowen. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2008)'Introduction'
Coughlan, Patricia ; (2008) 'Introduction' In: Irish Literature: Feminist Perspectives. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]
(2007)'Rereading Peig Sayers: Women's Autobiography, Social History and Narrative Art'
Coughlan, Patricia; (2007) 'Rereading Peig Sayers: Women's Autobiography, Social History and Narrative Art' In: Opening the Field: Irish Women, Texts and Contexts. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2006)'Killing the Bats: O'Brien, Abjection, and the Question of Agency'
Coughlan, Patricia; (2006) 'Killing the Bats: O'Brien, Abjection, and the Question of Agency' In: Edna O'Brien: New Critical Perspectives. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2005)'Introduction'
Coughlan, Patricia and O'Toole, Tina; (2005) 'Introduction' In: A Dictionary of Munster Women Writers, 1800-2000. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2003)'Bog Queens: The Representation of Women in the Poetry of John Montague and Seamus Heaney'
Coughlan, Patricia; (2003) 'Bog Queens: The Representation of Women in the Poetry of John Montague and Seamus Heaney' In: Theorizing Ireland. [Details]
(2001)''The modell of its sad afflictions': Henry Burkhead's Tragedy of Cola's Furie or Lirenda's Miserie'
Coughlan, Patricia; (2001) ''The modell of its sad afflictions': Henry Burkhead's Tragedy of Cola's Furie or Lirenda's Miserie' In: Kingdoms in Crisis: The Confederates and the Irish Civil Wars. [Details]
(2000)''The poetry is another pair of sleeves': Beckett, Ireland and Modernist Lyric Poetry (edited reprint of 1995 essay)'
Coughlan, Patricia; (2000) ''The poetry is another pair of sleeves': Beckett, Ireland and Modernist Lyric Poetry (edited reprint of 1995 essay)' In: Samuel Beckett (Longman Critical Readers series). London: Longman. [Details]
(2000)'Cross-Currents in Colonial Discourse: The Political Thought of Vincent and Daniel Gookin'
Coughlan, Patricia; (2000) 'Cross-Currents in Colonial Discourse: The Political Thought of Vincent and Daniel Gookin' In: Political Thought in Seventeenth-Century Ireland. [Details]
(1999)'An Léiriú ar Shaol na mBan i dTéacsanna Dírbheathaisnéise Pheig Sayers [The Representation of Women's Lives in the Autobiographical Texts of Peig Sayers]'
Coughlan, Patricia; (1999) 'An Léiriú ar Shaol na mBan i dTéacsanna Dírbheathaisnéise Pheig Sayers [The Representation of Women's Lives in the Autobiographical Texts of Peig Sayers]' In: Peig Sayers Scéalaí 1873-1958 (Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid 3). Baile Átha Cliath [Dublin]: Coiscéim. [Details]
(1999)'Beckett's Endgame'
Coughlan, Patricia; (1999) 'Beckett's Endgame' In: Literatures of the Late 20th Century. [Details]
(1997)'The Representation of Women in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney'
Coughlan, Patricia; (1997) 'The Representation of Women in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney' In: Seamus Heaney (New Casebooks). [Details]
(1996)'Entre le galet et la mer: Reading a Beckett Poem between Two Languages'
Patricia Coughlan; (1996) 'Entre le galet et la mer: Reading a Beckett Poem between Two Languages' In: Cross-Currents in European Literature. Dublin: UCD Dept. of Italian. [Details]
(1996)'Women and Desire in the Work of Elizabeth Bowen'
Coughlan, Patricia; (1996) 'Women and Desire in the Work of Elizabeth Bowen' In: Sex, Nation and Dissent. [Details]
(1995)'The poetry is another pair of sleeves: Beckett, Ireland and Modernist Lyric Poetry'
Coughlan, Patricia; (1995) 'The poetry is another pair of sleeves: Beckett, Ireland and Modernist Lyric Poetry' In: Modernism and Ireland: The Poetry of the 1930s. [Details]
(1994)'Gender in The Ante-Room & The Ante-Room: A Model Review'
Coughlan, Patricia; (1994) 'Gender in The Ante-Room & The Ante-Room: A Model Review' In: Introduction to the Humanities: Perspectives on Identity. [Details]
(1994)'Natural History and Historical Nature: The Project for a Natural History of Ireland'
Coughlan, Patricia; (1994) 'Natural History and Historical Nature: The Project for a Natural History of Ireland' In: Samuel Hartlib and Universal Reformation: Studies in intellectual communication. [Details]
(1993)'Feminine Beauty and Sexual Role in the Work of Kate O'Brien'
Coughlan, Patricia; (1993) 'Feminine Beauty and Sexual Role in the Work of Kate O'Brien' In: Ordinary People Dancing: Essays on Kate O'Brien. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(1991)'Bog Queens...: Representations of Femininity in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney and John Montague'
Coughlan, Patricia; (1991) 'Bog Queens...: Representations of Femininity in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney and John Montague' In: Gender in Irish Writing. [Details]
(1990)''Cheap and common animals': the English anatomy of Ireland in the seventeenth century'
Coughlan, Patricia; (1990) ''Cheap and common animals': the English anatomy of Ireland in the seventeenth century' In: Literature and the English Civil War. [Details]
(1989)'Doubles, Shadows, Sedan Chairs and the Past: The Ghost Stories of J.S. Le Fanu'
Coughlan, Patricia; (1989) 'Doubles, Shadows, Sedan Chairs and the Past: The Ghost Stories of J.S. Le Fanu' In: Critical Approaches to Anglo-Irish Literature. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe. [Details]
(1989)'Some secret scourge which by her shall come unto England: Ireland and Alterity in Spenser'
Coughlan, Patricia; (1989) 'Some secret scourge which by her shall come unto England: Ireland and Alterity in Spenser' In: Spenser and Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. [Details]
(1988)''Fold over fold, inveterately convolv'd': Some Aspects of Mangan's Intertextuality'
Coughlan, Patricia; (1988) ''Fold over fold, inveterately convolv'd': Some Aspects of Mangan's Intertextuality' In: Anglo-Irish and Irish Literature Vol. II Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Uppsala: University of Uppsala, Sweden. [Details]
(1987)'The Recycling of Melmoth: 'A Very German Story''
Coughlan, Patricia; (1987) 'The Recycling of Melmoth: 'A Very German Story'' In: Literary Interrelations. Tübingen: G. Narr. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2008)
Coughlan, Patricia; O'Toole, Tina (Ed.). (2008) Irish Literature: Feminist Perspectives. Dublin: Carysfort Press. Globe icon [Details]
(1995)
Coughlan, Patricia; Davis, Alex (Ed.). (1995) Modernism and Ireland: the Poetry of the 1930s. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(1990)
Coughlan, Patricia (Ed.). (1990) Spenser and Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2012)'Paper Ghosts: Reading the Uncanny in Alice McDermott'
Patricia Coughlan (2012) 'Paper Ghosts: Reading the Uncanny in Alice McDermott'. Éire-Ireland, 47 (1&2):123-146 [Details]
(2009)''High Tide: Amagansett', Thomas Kinsella'
Coughlan, Patricia; (2009) ''High Tide: Amagansett', Thomas Kinsella'. Irish University Review, 39 (2):367-384 [Details]
(2008)'The State of Irish Culture. Review of Joe Cleary, 'Outrageous Fortune: Culture and Capital in Modern Ireland''
Coughlan, Patricia ; (2008) 'The State of Irish Culture. Review of Joe Cleary, 'Outrageous Fortune: Culture and Capital in Modern Ireland''. Irish Literary Supplement, :2-5 [Details]
(2007)''No lasting fruit at alll': Containing, recognition, and relinquishing in the girl who married the reindeer'
Coughlan, P; (2007) ''No lasting fruit at alll': Containing, recognition, and relinquishing in the girl who married the reindeer'. Irish University Review, 37 :157-177 [Details]
(2007)''The whole strange growth': Heaney, Orpheus, and Women'
Coughlan, Patricia ; (2007) ''The whole strange growth': Heaney, Orpheus, and Women'. Irish Review, 35 :25-45 [Details]
(2007)''No lasting fruit at all': Containing, Recognition and Relinquishing in 'The Girl Who Married the Reindeer''
Coughlan, Patricia ; (2007) ''No lasting fruit at all': Containing, Recognition and Relinquishing in 'The Girl Who Married the Reindeer''. Irish University Review, 37 (1):157-177 [Details]
(2006)'Banville, the feminine, and the scenes of eros'
Coughlan, P; (2006) 'Banville, the feminine, and the scenes of eros'. Irish University Review, 36 :81-101 [Details]
(2006)'Banville, the Feminine, and the Scenes of Eros'
Coughlan, Patricia; (2006) 'Banville, the Feminine, and the Scenes of Eros'. Irish University Review, 36 (1):81-101 [Details]
(2005)''Without a blink of her lovely eye': 'The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch' and visionary scepticism'
Coughlan, P; (2005) ''Without a blink of her lovely eye': 'The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch' and visionary scepticism'. Irish University Review, 35 :349-373 [Details]
(2005)''Without a blink of her lovely eye': Anne Enright's 'The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch' and Visionary Scepticism'
Coughlan, Patricia ; (2005) ''Without a blink of her lovely eye': Anne Enright's 'The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch' and Visionary Scepticism'. Irish University Review, 35 (1):349-373 [Details]
(2004)'Review of Angela Bourke, 'Maeve Brennan: Homesick at The New Yorker''
Coughlan, Patricia ; (2004) 'Review of Angela Bourke, 'Maeve Brennan: Homesick at The New Yorker''. Irish University Review, 34 (2):435-442 [Details]
(2004)'Irish Literature and Feminism in Post-Modernity'
Coughlan, Patricia ; (2004) 'Irish Literature and Feminism in Post-Modernity'. Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, 10 (2):175-202 [Details]
(2003)''Does a man die at your feet...': Gender, history, and representation in The Catastrophist'
Coughlan, P; (2003) ''Does a man die at your feet...': Gender, history, and representation in The Catastrophist'. Irish University Review, 33 :371-391 [Details]
(2003)'Review of Sarah Fulford, 'Gendered Spaces in Contemporary Irish Poetry''
Coughlan, Patricia ; (2003) 'Review of Sarah Fulford, 'Gendered Spaces in Contemporary Irish Poetry''. Irish University Review, 33 (1):213-216 [Details]
(2003)'Does a Man Die at Your Feet...: Gender, History and Representation in 'The Catastrophist''
Coughlan, Patricia; (2003) 'Does a Man Die at Your Feet...: Gender, History and Representation in 'The Catastrophist''. Irish University Review, 33 (2):371-391 [Details]
(1997)'The Local Contexts of Mutabilitie's Plea [B2031]'
Coughlan, Patricia; (1997) 'The Local Contexts of Mutabilitie's Plea [B2031]'. Irish University Review, 26 (2):320-341 [Details]
(1996)'The local context of 'Mutabilitie's Plea''
Coughlan, P; (1996) 'The local context of 'Mutabilitie's Plea''. Irish University Review, 26 :320-341 [Details]
(1996)'Social Mysteries and Mysteries of Desire. Review of Brod, H., and M. Kaufman, eds. Theorizing Masculinities (London: Sage, 1994)'
Coughlan, P.; (1996) 'Social Mysteries and Mysteries of Desire. Review of Brod, H., and M. Kaufman, eds. Theorizing Masculinities (London: Sage, 1994)'. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, 1 (1):137-140 [Details]
(1996)'Poetry, Criticism and Politics. Review of C. Wills, 'Improprieties: Politics and Sexuality in Northen Irish Poetry' (Oxford: Clarendon P.) and B. O'Donoghue, Seamus Heaney and the Language of Poetry (London: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994)'
Coughlan, P.; (1996) 'Poetry, Criticism and Politics. Review of C. Wills, 'Improprieties: Politics and Sexuality in Northen Irish Poetry' (Oxford: Clarendon P.) and B. O'Donoghue, Seamus Heaney and the Language of Poetry (London: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994)'. Bullan: An Irish Studies Journal, 2 (2):123-126 [Details]
(1990)'ENTER REVENGE, BURKHEAD,HENRY AND 'COLAS FURIE''
COUGHLAN, P; (1990) 'ENTER REVENGE, BURKHEAD,HENRY AND 'COLAS FURIE''. Rna-A Publication of The Rna Society, 15 :1-17 [Details]
(1989)''Enter Revenge': Henry Burkhead and 'Cola's Furie''
Coughlan, Patricia; (1989) ''Enter Revenge': Henry Burkhead and 'Cola's Furie''. Theatre Research International, 15 (1):1-17 [Details]
(1980)''A noise of wet kisses and washing in a tub': Samuel Beckett and the Idea of Fiction'
Coughlan, Patricia ; (1980) ''A noise of wet kisses and washing in a tub': Samuel Beckett and the Idea of Fiction'. Maynooth Review, 6 (1):35-48 [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(1992)MARVELL AND ALCHEMY - ABRAHAM,L.
COUGHLAN, P (1992) MARVELL AND ALCHEMY - ABRAHAM,L. Book Reviews [Details]
(1992)THE POLITICAL IDENTITY OF MARVELL,ANDREW - CONDREN,C, COUSINS,AD.
COUGHLAN, P (1992) THE POLITICAL IDENTITY OF MARVELL,ANDREW - CONDREN,C, COUSINS,AD. Book Reviews [Details]

Invited Lectures

YearPublication
(2005)Emerging Irish Poetry 1990-2005.
Coughlan, Patricia; (2005) Emerging Irish Poetry 1990-2005. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2005)Edna O'Brien and Kristevan Abjection.
Coughlan, Patricia; (2005) Edna O'Brien and Kristevan Abjection. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2003)Feminism and Ireland in Postmodernity.
Coughlan, Patricia; (2003) Feminism and Ireland in Postmodernity. Invited Lectures [Details]
(1994)Kate O'Brien Seminar.
Coughlan, Patricia ; (1994) Kate O'Brien Seminar. Invited Lectures [Details]

Radio Presentation

YearPublication
(2005)Topics including Beckett's poetry, Elizabeth Bowen, Peig Sayers and Irish ideology.
Coughlan, Patricia; (2005) Topics including Beckett's poetry, Elizabeth Bowen, Peig Sayers and Irish ideology. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2004)Patrick Galvin's The Madwoman of Cork.
Coughlan, Patricia; (2004) Patrick Galvin's The Madwoman of Cork. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2004)Mary Wollstonecraft.
Coughlan, Patricia; (2004) Mary Wollstonecraft. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2000)Reading the Future.
Coughlan, Patricia; (2000) Reading the Future. Radio Presentation [Details]
(1999)Interview on Elizabeth Bowen.
Coughlan, Patricia; (1999) Interview on Elizabeth Bowen. Radio Presentation [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2002Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellowship
1970Travelling Studentship of the National University of Ireland

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2008)Writing the Irish Diaspora Conference,
Patricia Coughlan; (2008) Supreme Fictions and Necessary Lies: Alice McDermott and Irish America. [Oral Presentation], Writing the Irish Diaspora Conference, University of Limerick , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2007)Irish Feminism Conference,
Patricia Coughlan; (2007) Irish Feminist Thought. [Oral Presentation], Irish Feminism Conference, NUI Galway , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)Irish Women's Writing Conference,
Patricia Coughlan; (2007) My body has become the body of a festival¿: Irish Women Writers Rethinking Gender. [Oral Presentation], Irish Women's Writing Conference, University of Leuven , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2006)unknown,
Patricia Coughlan, Dr. T. O'Toole; (2006) Researching and Compiling the Dictionary of Munster Women Writers 1800. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], unknown, Merriman Summer School, Co. Clare , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2005)Double Vision Conference,
Patricia Coughlan; (2005) The Irish Maids: Maeve Brennan's Servant Stories. [Invited Oral Presentation], Double Vision Conference, University College Dublin , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)EFACIS Conference,
Patricia Coughlan; (2005) Chipped and Tilted Marys: Two Irish poets and their Contemporary Contexts. Invited plenary. [Invited Oral Presentation], EFACIS Conference, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)British and Irish Spenser Seminar,
Coughlan, Patricia (jointly with Dr Andrew King); (2005) National seminar of scholars on Spenser and early modern history and culture in Britian and Ireland: first meeting oustide U.K. Speakers from several disciplines (Classics, English, Irish) and various universities in Ireland and Britain. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], British and Irish Spenser Seminar, UCC , 08-MAY-05 - 08-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)British-Irish Spenser Seminar Conference,
Patricia Coughlan; (2005) Conference Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], British-Irish Spenser Seminar Conference, University College Cork , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)IASIL Conference,
Patricia Coughlan; (2005) Home is a place in the Mind: Maeve Brennan's Diaspora Fiction. [Invited Oral Presentation], IASIL Conference, University of Prague , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2007)Contemporary Irish Women's Fiction,
Coughlan, Patricia; (2007) Contemporary Irish Women's Fiction. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Contemporary Irish Women's Fiction, University College Dublin School of English Research Seminar , 10-MAY-07 - 11-OCT-07. [Details]
(2010)Winter School on Literature of Irish Migration, Omagh Centre for Migration Studies,
Coughlan, Patricia; (2010) Anne Enright, Eliza Lynch and 19th-century Irish Migration. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Winter School on Literature of Irish Migration, Omagh Centre for Migration Studies, Omagh Centre for Migration Studies, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland , 29-OCT-10 - 30-OCT-10. [Details]
(2003)The Politics of Subjectivity in Contemporary Irish Women's Poetry,
Coughlan, Patricia; (2003) The Politics of Subjectivity in Contemporary Irish Women's Poetry. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Politics of Subjectivity in Contemporary Irish Women's Poetry, . [Details]
(2003)The Peig Sayers Texts: Self, Social History and Narrative Art,
Coughlan, Patricia; (2003) The Peig Sayers Texts: Self, Social History and Narrative Art. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Peig Sayers Texts: Self, Social History and Narrative Art, . [Details]
(2003)Munster Women Writers,
Coughlan, Patricia (jointly with Drs T. O'Toole, E. Walshe); (2003) International conference, with participants from Spain, the U.K., the U.s., Canada, and Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Munster Women Writers, UCC , 12-JUL-03 - 14-JUL-03. [Details]
(2003)Munster Women Writers Conference (assoc. PRTLI research project),
Patricia Coughlan; (2003) Conference Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Munster Women Writers Conference (assoc. PRTLI research project), University College Cork , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(2003)IASIL Conference,
Patricia Coughlan; (2003) Irish Literature and Feminism in Post-modernity. Invited plenary. [Invited Oral Presentation], IASIL Conference, University of Debrecen, Hungary, , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(2003)unknown,
Patricia Coughlan; (2003) The Politics of Subjectivity: Contemporary Irish Women's Poetry. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], unknown, Yeats Summer School, Sligo , 01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-03. [Details]
(2002)Conference, Women on Ireland Network,
Patricia Coughlan; (2002) Women Writing Ireland in America: The Diaspora Fictions of Maeve Brennan and Alice McDermott. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference, Women on Ireland Network, London , 01-JAN-02 - 01-JAN-02. [Details]
(2002)Irish America and the Necessary Lie,
Coughlan, Patricia; (2002) Irish America and the Necessary Lie. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish America and the Necessary Lie, . [Details]
(2001)Edgeworth's Helen: Femininity and 19th-Century Irish Fiction,
Coughlan, Patricia; (2001) Edgeworth's Helen: Femininity and 19th-Century Irish Fiction. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Edgeworth's Helen: Femininity and 19th-Century Irish Fiction, . [Details]
(2001)Alice MacDermott, Charming Billy, and Irish America,
Coughlan, Patricia; (2001) Alice MacDermott, Charming Billy, and Irish America. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Alice MacDermott, Charming Billy, and Irish America, . [Details]
(2000)Elizabeth Bowen and Melanie Klein: a Reading of Coming Home,
Coughlan, Patricia; (2000) Elizabeth Bowen and Melanie Klein: a Reading of Coming Home. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Elizabeth Bowen and Melanie Klein: a Reading of Coming Home, . [Details]
(2000)The British Contribution to Irish Studies?,
Coughlan, Patricia; (2000) [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The British Contribution to Irish Studies?, . [Details]
(2000)Seminar on Theorizing Ireland,
Patricia Coughlan; (2000) Britain's Contribution to Irish Studies. [Invited Oral Presentation], Seminar on Theorizing Ireland, University of Wales, Cardiff , 01-JAN-00 - 01-JAN-00. [Details]
(1999)Cromwell Seminar,
Patricia Coughlan; (1999) A 1645 Kilkenny Play: Burkhead and Cola's Furie. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Cromwell Seminar, Wexford Historical Society , 01-JAN-99 - 01-JAN-99. [Details]
(1999)M.Phil. research group, Anglo-Irish Literature,
Patricia Coughlan; (1999) An Introduction to Beckett's Poetry. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], M.Phil. research group, Anglo-Irish Literature, Trinity College Dublin , 01-JAN-99 - 01-JAN-99. [Details]
(1999)A 1645 Kilkenny Play: Burkhead and Cola's Furie,
Coughlan Patricia; (1999) A 1645 Kilkenny Play: Burkhead and Cola's Furie. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], A 1645 Kilkenny Play: Burkhead and Cola's Furie, . [Details]
(1999)Spenser and Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Perspective,
Coughlan, Patricia; (1999) *. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Spenser and Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, UCC , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1998)Spenser and Irish History 400th Anniversary Conference,
Patricia Coughlan; (1998) Conference Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Spenser and Irish History 400th Anniversary Conference, University College Cork , 01-JAN-98 - 01-JAN-98. [Details]
(1998)unknown,
Patricia Coughlan; (1998) Yeats's Last Poems. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], unknown, Yeats Summer School, Sligo , 01-JAN-98 - 01-JAN-98. [Details]
(1998)Irish Gothic Literature Seminar,
Patricia Coughlan; (1998) Le Fanu's Dutch Gothic: Femininity as Death. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Gothic Literature Seminar, Ireland House, New York University , 01-JAN-98 - 01-JAN-98. [Details]
(1998)Comóradh na mBlascaod,
Patricia Coughlan; (1998) Léiriú Pheig Sayers ar Shaol na mBan lena Linn (Representations of Women's Lives in Peig Sayers' Work). [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Comóradh na mBlascaod, Dún Chaoin , 01-JAN-98 - 01-JAN-98. [Details]
(1998)Ireland 1598: context, representations and revolts,
Morgan, Hiram & Coughlan, Patricia; (1998) Conference Co-Organiser. [Plenary Lecture], Ireland 1598: context, representations and revolts, University College Cork , 08-MAY-98 - 09-MAY-98. [Details]
(1998)Ireland, 1598,
Coughlan, Patricia (jointly with Dr Hiram Morgan, Department of History); (1998) Early Modern Forum Ireland conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Ireland, 1598, UCC , 16-MAY-98 - 17-MAY-98. [Details]
(1997)Royal Irish Academy Anglo-Irish Literature Seminar RIA,
Patricia Coughlan; (1997) Maria Edgeworth's Helen and Women's Fiction in the Early 19th Century. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Royal Irish Academy Anglo-Irish Literature Seminar RIA, Dublin , 01-JAN-97 - 01-JAN-97. [Details]
(1997)Kilkenny Arch.& Hist.Soc,
Patricia Coughlan; (1997) Burkhead, Cola's Furie, and the Confederacy in the 1640s Wars. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Kilkenny Arch.& Hist.Soc, Kilkenny , 01-JAN-97 - 01-JAN-97. [Details]
(1996)Renaissance Seminar,
Patricia Coughlan; (1996) Emilia Lanyer, Ben Jonson, and the English Country-House Poem. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Renaissance Seminar, University College Dublin , 01-JAN-96 - 01-JAN-96. [Details]
(1996)The Faerie Queene in the World, 1596-1996,
Patricia Coughlan; (1996) Views of Spenser: A Vewe. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Faerie Queene in the World, 1596-1996, Yale University , 01-JAN-96 - 01-JAN-96. [Details]
(1995)Ireland's Holy Ground Conference,
Patricia Coughlan; (1995) The 1650s in Ireland: Writings about Civility. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ireland's Holy Ground Conference, Queen's University, Belfast , 01-JAN-95 - 01-JAN-95. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
IRCHSS National Review Committee for Postgraduate Scholarships *2003 / 1899

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Associate Professor in Department of English01-JAN-77 /
NUI Maynooth Junior Lecturer01-JAN-73 / 01-JAN-77

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1968National University of Ireland Bachelor of ArtsEnglish and Latin
1969National University of Ireland Master of ArtsEnglish
1973London University Ph.D.English

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FluentFluentFluent
Irish FluentFluentFluent
Latin FluentFluentFunctional
Spanish FluentBasicBasic

Outreach Activities

 Description

Reviews

 JournalRole
Contemporary Literature Referee
20th-Century Women'S Writing (Uk) Referee
Etudes Irlandaises (France) Referee
Irish Review Referee

Other Activities

 Description


Summary

Invited lectures/papers, conference plenaries and invited lectures, many
international (Sweden, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, U.S. (Yale, NYU);
national, in 5 Irish universities including Queen's U Belfast;
Summer Schools (Yeats, Joyce, Merriman, all repeatedly);
other Irish literary & historical seminars & societies;
also many research papers (incl. Sorbonne, London Renaissance Seminar, York).

Visiting Fellow: New Hall, Cambridge, 1981 & 1987.

Refereeing: Journals: UK, France, US, Ireland. Publishers: UK, Ireland.

Journal editorial boards: Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, early 2000s; currently Nua: Studies in Contemporary Irish Writing (US).

Doctoral externing: Cambridge, Leeds, Kent, Trinity College Dublin, Limerick.

Appointment or promotion boards: in 5 universities; in UCC, acted on or chaired many

IRCHSS expert service
Postgraduate Scholarship panels: 1998 & 1999 assessor, 2000 chair;
Postgraduate Scholarship Review Committee, 20003 & 2004 member;
IRCHSS post-doctoral review committee, 2007 to date, member
European Research Index for the Humanities committee to classify research journals for ESF, Brussels, member 2006