Amy Prendergast
Teaching Fellow, English

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

The Diary and Accounts of Élie Bouhéreau , Amy Prendergast and Marie Léoutre, Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2018, - Critical Edition (Book), 2018

"Irish and French sentimentalisms in the fiction of Frances Sheridan and Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni." in, editor(s)Moyra Haslett , Irish Literature in Transition, vol. i, 1700-1780, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018, [Amy Prendergast] Book Chapter, 2018

Amy Prendergast, 'Members of the republick of letters': Maria Edgeworth, literary sociability and intellectual pursuits in the Irish midlands, c. 1780-1820, Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 31, 2016, p27 - 44 Journal Article, 2016

Amy Prendergast, Literary Salons Across Britain and Ireland in the Long Eighteenth Century , Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2015 Book, 2015

Irish literary salons of the long eighteenth century, The Literary Encyclopedia, 2013, [Amy Prendergast ] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

Amy Prendergast, 'The drooping genius of our Isle to raise': the Moira House salon and its role in Gaelic cultural revival, Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 26, 2011, p95 - 114 Journal Article, 2011

Research Expertise


Amy Prendergast's research focuses on literary history of the long eighteenth century, women's writing in Ireland at this time, and Franco-Irish connections. She has published articles on associational life in Ireland, and is the author of Literary Salons Across Britain and Ireland in the Long Eighteenth Century (Palgrave, 2015), completed during an Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellowship. Amy is currently working on several projects, including looking at the connections between Irish and French sentimental writings in the 1760s and 70s, and the career of Elizabeth Griffith as editor and translator. Her next project, an exploration of women's life writing in Ireland 1750-1820, will be supported by the receipt of the A.C. Elias Jr. Irish-American Travel Fellowship, enabling research to be undertaken at the Beinecke Library at Yale University in June 2017.


Eighteenth-century literature; Literary History


Awards and Honours

American Society Eighteenth-Century Studies, Elias Irish-American Fellowship 2017

Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellowship (NUIG) 2017

Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Travel Award 2015

Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013

PRTLI Government of Ireland Doctoral Scholarship 2008

Irish Embassy to Britain Bursary for travel to Warwick University 2012

Department for Employment and Learning Studentship (respectfully declined) 2008

French Government Medal and NUI prize for proficiency in French 2007

University Scholar (NUIG) 2005

Dr H. H. Stewart Literary Prize for French 2004

NUI Entrance Scholarship 2003


Committee member of Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society 2014 – Present