Dr Margaret Robson, B.A. (Lond.), M.A. (York), Ph.D. (York)
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr Margaret Robson studied at the University of London, Goldsmiths College, for a degree in English Literature, before moving to The Centre for Medieval Studies at The University of York, where she took her MA in Medieval Studies and her Doctorate in Medieval English Literature, under the supervision of Professor Felicity Riddy.
Dr Robson has taught at universities in the UK and Ireland, including the University of York and University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, before moving to Dublin in 1995 and working at UCD, NUI Maynooth, DCU and TCD: she has taught a wide range of courses, including modules on Arthurian Literature, The Bible in Literature, Medieval Women and the Nineteenth Century Novel and published on medieval romances, including essays in The Yearbook of English Studies (1992) and Arthurian Literature (2006). The study of Arthurian literature remains her principal interest.
More recently she has developed an interest in the works of Don DeLillo and given papers at conferences at QUB ('Eating Rubbish in The Wasteland', Waste and Abundance Conference, April 2007), St Patrick's College, Drumcondra ('Reading America: Don DeLillo's "Underworld", The writer and the Nation, April 2014) and 'Towering Greed: The Capitalisation of Space in "Underworld" at a symposium on DeLillo's works held at Maynooth University, November 2017.
Dr Margaret Robson
School of English