Dr Ellen McWilliams

Senior Lecturer


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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 is the author of Margaret Atwood and the Female Bildungsroman (2009) and Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction (2013). She is working on her third book, Irishness in North American Women's Writing: Transatlantic Affinities, and a new project on Work and Writing in Post-1950s Women's Fiction. She has a special interest in New York magazine culture and has recently completed a series of articles on Maeve Brennan's writing for The New Yorker, including an essay for Women: A Cultural Review: '"A Sort of Rathmines Version of a Dior Design": Maeve Brennan, Self-Fashioning, and the Uses of Style'.

Ellen has received a number of awards for research, including an AHRC Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholar Award, a John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies Visiting Fellowship - Free University of Berlin, and a British Library-Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowship in North American Studies.