Jane Elizabeth Dougherty
Associate Professor, Writing Studies Director
Office: Faner, Room 2262
Jane Elizabeth Dougherty is an Associate Professor specializing in Irish literature of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Her scholarship focuses on the social and political master narratives of Irish history and the ways in which these narratives enable and disable the production, form, style, and reception of Irish literary narratives. The author of articles on Anthony Trollope, Nuala O’Faolain, and Edna O’Brien, she is currently working on a book project, Joyce’s Sisters: National Maturation and Irish Women Writers of the 1990s, an exploration of gender and contemporary Irish coming-of-age narratives. Dr. Dougherty has held fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Keough-Notre Dame Centre, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Midwest Modern Language Association and the Newberry Library, and the National University of Ireland-Galway. She regularly teaches Introduction to Literary Analysis and the second half of the Irish Literature Survey, as well as offering seminars on Irish women writers, Irish maturation narratives, Irish film, and Ireland in theory. Professor Dougherty holds a dual appointment in Women's Studies.
Dr. Dougherty’s most recent publication, “'Never tear the linnet from the leaf’: The Feminist Intertextuality of Edna O’Brien’s Down By The River,” can be accessed here: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/frontiers/toc/fro.31.3.html.
Dr. Dougherty’s academic social networking page can be accessed here: http://siu.academia.edu/JaneElizabethDougherty.