Dr Ellen McWilliams



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Telephone: 01392 724021

Ellen’s teaching and research interests are in the fields of women's writing, Irish, American, and Canadian literature, and writing and diasporic identity. 

She has written two monographs, Margaret Atwood and the Female Bildungsroman (2009) and Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction (2013). Her third monograph, Irishness in North American Women's Writing: Transatlantic Affinities, will be published in 2018. She has a special interest in Irish women writers in New York and has recently completed a series of articles on Maeve Brennan's writing for the New Yorker.

She has received a number of awards for research, including an AHRC Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholar Award, and a British Library-Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowship in North American Studies.