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), and is in the early stages of two new linked projects: Transatlantic Affinities: Readings of Irishness in North American Women’s Writing and Irish-American Women Writers and New York Magazines. She is currently working on a series of articles on Maeve Brennan's short stories and New Yorker essays.

She has received a number of awards for research, including an AHRC Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholar Award.