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Dr Nora Moroney B.A. (TCD), Ph.D. (TCD) Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow

Research and Teaching Interests

Nora Moroney completed her PhD in the School of English, TCD, on the role of Irish writers in the late-Victorian British periodical press. Her postdoctoral project is funded under the Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme, focusing on ‘The Benjamin Iveagh Library: A Cultural History of Collecting in Twentieth-Century Ireland’. The Iveagh Library, based at Dublin’s Farmleigh House, represents one of the most significant private book collections of twentieth-century Ireland. Drawing on intersecting strands of print and publishing networks, library collections and Big House history, the project illuminates the life of Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh (1937-92) and his books, now under the care of Marsh's Library, Dublin. This project represents a unique partnership between Marsh's and Trinity College Dublin, aiming to develop the national and international profile of a collection held in one of Ireland's most prestigious houses.

Nora has previously held a research post in the Manuscripts Department of the National Library of Ireland, working on collections of nineteenth-century estate papers and twentieth-century literary archives. She has published on Irish women journalists in the Victorian Periodicals Review and on the Belfast press in the twentieth century. She has taught courses on Victorian Literature and Theories of Literature in the School of English, and was the 2017 recipient of the RSVP Gale Dissertation Research Fellowship in Nineteenth Century Media.

Recent Publications

  • ‘A Century of Change in the Belfast Press, 1900-2000’ (co-authored with Stephen O’Neill), in Martin Conboy & Adrian Bingham (eds.), The Edinburgh History of the British and Irish Press, Volume 3 (Edinburgh University Press, 2020)
  • ‘Charlotte Grace O’Brien’, in Acts of Attention: Irish Women Poets, 18th-20th Centuries, ed. Maria Johnston and Connor Linnie (Cork: Cork University Press, 2020)
  • ‘Irish Writers and the Nineteenth Century: Gendering an International Outlook’, Victorian Periodicals Review 51.3 (2018)
  • ‘’All News is Old News’: W.E.H. Lecky and the Writing of Irish History’, Liverpool Postgraduate Journal of Irish Studies, No. 2 (2017)


Dr Nora Moroney
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2


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