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Dr Claire Nally

Associate Professor

Department: Humanities

I am a researcher in modern and contemporary literature, engaging with Neo-Victorianism and Irish Studies. My first monograph was Envisioning Ireland: Occult Nationalism in the Work of W. B. Yeats (2009), followed by a second, co-written book (with John Strachan), entitled Advertising, Literature and Print Culture in Ireland, 1891-1922 (2012).

I have additional research interests in subcultures, the graphic novel, and gender, and this informed my third book, Steampunk: Gender, Subculture and the Neo-Victorian (2019), which is one of the first monographs on this topic in literature. I am also interested in the ways Neo-Victorianism functions as part of the (post)colonial encounter, with especial reference to Ireland.

I co-edit (with Angela Smith) the Bloomsbury Library of Gender and Popular Culture and I am the Deputy Editor (including Reviews) for the open access journal, C21 Literature.

I have published a wide range of articles and book chapters on material as diverse as contemporary Irish writing, heritage, Goth and burlesque. My latest research  involves contemporary culture's engagement with memory, grief and mourning, and my fourth book, Death Memoirs in Contemporary Culture, is under contract with Emerald, as part of their Death and Culture Series.

 

Claire Nally

Campus Address

Office: Lipman 422



Qualifications

  • English PhD April 27 2006
  • English MA July 01 2002
  • English BA (Hons) July 02 2001
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Steampunk: Gender, Subculture and the Neo-Victorian, Nally, C. 27 Jun 2019
  • Advertising, literature and print culture in Ireland, 1891-1922, Strachan, J., Nally, C. 31 Aug 2012
  • Envisioning Ireland: W. B. Yeats's Occult Nationalism, Nally, C. Nov 2009
  • Twenty-first Century Feminism: Forming and Performing Femininity, Nally, C., Smith, A. 1 Jan 2015
  • Naked Exhibitionism: Gendered performance and public exposure, Nally, C., Smith, A. 30 Aug 2012
  • The political occult: revisiting fascism, Yeats and 'A Vision', Nally, C. 2012, W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts, Clemson, SC, Clemson University Digital Press
  • Goth 'zines: Writing from the dark underground, 1976-92, Nally, C. Jul 2018, Ripped, torn and cut, Manchester University Press
  • Goth Beauty, Style and Sexuality: Neo-Traditional Femininity in Twenty-First Century Subcultural Magazines, Nally, C. 1 Nov 2018, In: Gothic Studies
  • Whitby Goth Weekend (1994-present), Nally, C. 26 Apr 2018, The Gothic, Peter Lang
  • Cross Bones Graveyard, Nally, C. 27 Apr 2018, In: Journal of Victorian Culture

PGR Supervision

  • Katie Liddane Start: 01/10/2018
  • Emma Catan Start: 01/10/2019
  • Andrew Reid Start: 01/10/2017

Further Information

I am the module leader for ‘Neo-Victorianism: Contemporary Literature and Culture’. I co-lead the MA English Literature module, ‘Dark Tourism: Urban Underworlds and Modern City Spaces’ and contribute to ‘Literature and Adaptation’.

In previous years, I was the module leader for ‘Concepts in Criticism and Culture’, and I offered lectures and seminars on ‘Textual Studies (Modernism and Modernity)’. I also led the third-year module on ‘James Joyce's Ulysses’.

I welcome PhD students in Neo-Victorianism, modern and contemporary fiction, Irish studies, and subcultures.


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