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Oona Frawley, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.


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Oona Frawley received her Ph.D. from the Graduate School and University Center, New York. Her doctoral work tracing representations of nature and place in Irish literature from the 8th century to the present received the Robert Day Adams Prize for best interdisciplinary dissertation; a revised version of this dissertation was published in 2005 as Irish Pastoral: Nature and Nostalgia in 20th century Irish Literature. She has taught at University College Dublin, and, having held post-doctoral fellowships at both Queen’s University Belfast and Trinity College Dublin, is now a lecturer in the Department of English at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Her research interests include the relationship between place and memory, landscape as a repository for cultural memory, and the function of nostalgia as a bridge between past and present landscapes. She is currently completing a four-volume project on Irish Cultural Memory for Syracuse University Press, and has begun research towards a new monograph on placelessness and representations of global space in the contemporary world novel.


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Research Interests

Irish place - nostalgia - placelore - landscape history - postmodern Ireland and nature - urban/rural space.


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Selected Publications

Frawley, O. (ed.) (forthcoming) Irish Cultural Memory. 3 Vols. Syracuse University Press.

Frawley, O. and O'Callaghan, K. (eds.) (forthcoming) James Joyce and Cultural Memory. Syracuse University Press.

Frawley, O. (forthcoming) Irish Fiction, In: Shaffer, B. (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction. London: Blackwell.

Frawley, O. (forthcoming) Post-colonial Memory and the Poetry of Seamus Heaney, In: O’Brien, E. (ed.), Heaney and Theory. London: Routledge.

Frawley, O. (2009) Shadow of the Glen and Riders to the Sea, In: Matthew, P. J. (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to J.M. Synge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Frawley, O. (2009) “Who’s he when he’s at home?”: Spenser and Irishness, In: Byrne, J. P. and Kirwan, P. (eds.), Affecting Irishness. Peter Lang.

Frawley, O. (2008) Colm Tóibín and Cultural Memory, In: Delaney, P. (ed.), Colm Tóibín: Reading Ambiguities. Dublin: Liffey Press.

Frawley, O. (2008) Kavanagh and the Irish Pastoral Tradition, In: Smith, S. (ed.), Patrick Kavanagh. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.

Frawley, O. (2008) Possession: Imagining Landscapes, In: Coleman, S. and McLean, S. (eds.), Engaging Imagination: Special Issue of The Irish Journal of Anthropology.

Frawley, O. (2008) Spenser’s Trace, New Hibernia Review, 12 (1).

Frawley, O. (2007) The Irish Literary Landscape and Nostalgia, In: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 18/19. Harvard: Harvard University Press.

Frawley, O. (2006) Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, In: Gonzalez, A. G. (ed.), Irish Women Writers. Greenwood Publishing Group.

Frawley, O. (ed.) (2005) Selected Essays of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. Dublin: New Island Books.

Frawley, O. (ed.) (2005) New Dubliners: Stories to Celebrate James Joyce’s Dubliners. Dublin: New Island Books.

Frawley, O. (2005) Irish Pastoral: Nostalgia in Twentieth Century Irish Literature. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.

Frawley, O. (ed.) (2004) A New and Complex Sensation: Dubliners in the 21st Century. Dublin: The Lilliput Press.