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Athena SWAN

Trinity College Dublin School of English is working with Athena SWAN to advance gender and diversity equality in the School. Trinity College Dublin currently holds an institutional Athena Swan bronze award. The School of English is currently preparing an application for a Bronze Award. For more information on Athena Swan and TCD, please see

Researching and Teaching Gender in the School of English

The School of English interrogates how gender shapes literature in our teaching and our research. The School offers modules focusing on writing by and about women (for instance 'Early Modern Women Writers' and 'Virginia Woolf') and our staff have organised events addressing different aspects of gender equality, such as the IRC-funded Symposium 'Girls, Girls, Girls!: Defining and Deconstructing "Domestic Noir"' led by Dr. Clare Clarke in August 2019.

From right to left: the symposium’s organisers, Dr. Clare Clarke and her doctoral student Eva Burke, with the two keynote speakers, author Julia Crouch and Dr. Bernice Murphy.

The School is proud to be involved through:

Self-Assessment Team in English