Jane Elizabeth Dougherty
Office: Faner, Room 2262
Dr. Dougherty is a scholar of Irish women’s literature of the eighteenth-, nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. She teaches courses on Irish literature and culture, cultural studies, and composition.
Scholarly interests relating to Irish literature:
- Gender and maturation
- Honor culture and modernity
- Women’s life writing
- Unnatural narrations
- Post-coloniality and feminist psychoanalytic theory
- Genre fiction and cultural studies
Other scholarly interests:
- Octavia Butler and Black speculative fiction
- Anti-racist pedagogy
- Transnational and intersectional feminisms
- Textual depictions of childhood and juvenile literature
Recent publications and work in progress:
“Edna O’Brien and the Politics of Belatedness.” The Oxford Handbook of Irish Fiction, ed. Liam Harte. (Oxford University Press, 2020): 289-305.
Work in Progress:
Carmencita and The Bus of Dreams (children’s book).
Mick and the Night Mare (children’s book)
“Voice, Vision, Text: Teaching Eavan Boland’s ‘The Singers.’” Essay in progress for MLA Options for Teaching Modern Irish Poetry, eds. Guinn Batten and Anna Teekell.
“The Honor of Modernity: Castle Rackrent and the Honor Discourses of the Irish Enlightenment.” Under consideration at Eighteenth-Century Life.
Joyce’s Sisters: Narratives of Irish Female Maturation, 1916-2018 (book project). Under consideration at Edinburgh University Press.