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Jane Elizabeth Dougherty

Jane Elizabeth Dougherty, Associate Professor

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. 

Jane Elizabeth Dougherty

Office: Faner, Room 2262
Curriculum Vitae

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
  • Anti-Blackness

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:

Recently published:

  • “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.