Dr Ellen McWilliams

Publications

Books

Irishness in North American Women's Writing: Transatlantic Affinities, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.

with Murray T, The Literature and Culture of the Irish Abroad - Special Issue of Irish Studies Review, Taylor & Francis, 2018.

with Walter B, New Perspectives on Women and the Irish Diaspora - Special Issue of Irish Studies Review, Taylor & Francis, 2013.

Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

with Griffin B, Irish Studies in Britain: New Perspectives on History and Literature, Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.

Margaret Atwood and the Female Bildungsroman, Farnham, Ashgate/Routledge, 2009.

Articles

'Maeve Brennan and James Joyce', Irish Studies Review, 2018

with Murray T, Introduction - The Literature and Culture of the Irish Abroad, Irish Studies Review, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2018

'Maeve Brennan, Celebrity, and Harper's Bazaar in the 1940s', Special Issue on Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality, Breac: A Journal of Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2017

'Unsettling Irish America: Mary McCarthy and the Cure for Nostalgia', The Irish Times, 2017

'A Sort of Rathmines Version of a Dior Design: Maeve Brennan, Self-Fashioning, and the Uses of Style', Women: A Cultural Review, vol. 27, no. 1, 2016, 1-20

'No Place is Home - It is as It should be: Exile in the Writing of Maeve Brennan', Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies, no. 49.3-4, 2014, 95-111

'Avenging Bridget: Irish Domestic Servants and Middle-Class America in the Short Stories of Maeve Brennan', Irish Studies Review, no. 21.1, 2013, 99-113

with Walter B, Introduction. Special Issue on New Perspectives on Women and the Irish Diaspora, Irish Studies Review, no. 21.1, 2013, 1-5

'The Vanishing Irish in John McGahern's Amongst Women', The Irish Review, no. 44, 2012, 104-117

'Making it Up with the Motherland: Revision and Reconciliation in Edna O'Brien's The Light of Evening', Women: A Cultural Review, no. 22.1, 2011, 50-69

'Architectures of Exile: Confinement, Insularity, and Escape in William Trevor's Felicia's Journey', Journal of Gender Studies, no. 20.3, 2011, 237-250

'Madness and Mother Ireland in the Fiction of Patrick McCabe', Irish Studies Review, no. 18.4, 2010, 391-400

'Homesickness in John McGahern's Short Stories Wheels and A Slip-up', Journal of the Short Story in English, no. 53, 2009, 69-79

'The Pleasures and Dangers of Storytelling in Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride', Notes on Contemporary Literature, no. 37.3, 2007, 8-10

'Keeping Secrets, Telling Lies: Fictions of the Artist and Author in the Novels of Margaret Atwood', Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice / Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice sociale, no. 32.1, 2007, 25-33

'Margaret Atwood's Canadian Hunger Artist: Postcolonial Appetites in The Edible Woman', Kunapipi: Journal of Postcolonial Writing, no. 28.2, 2007, 63-72

Chapters

'Relocations: Diaspora, Travel, Migrancy', in Reynolds P, Falci E (eds) Irish Literature in Transition, 1980-2020, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020

'American-Irish Literary Relations', in Patten E (eds) Irish Literature in Transition, 1940-1980, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019

'Diasporic and Transnational Writing 1950-present', in Ó Gallchoir C, Ingman H (eds) A History of Modern Irish Women’s Literature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018

'James Joyce and the Lives of Edna O'Brien', in Reynolds P (eds) Modernist Afterlives in Irish Literature and Culture, London: Anthem Press (Anthem Irish Studies Series), 2016, 48-59

'Adaptations of Joyce in the Fiction of Patrick McCabe', in Carpentier MC (eds) Joycean Legacies, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 71-91

'Margaret Atwood', in Hughes W, Punter D, Smith A (eds) The Encyclopedia of the Gothic, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012

'Patrick McCabe', in Hughes W, Punter D, Smith A (eds) The Encyclopedia of the Gothic, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012

Introduction, in Griffin B, McWilliams E (eds) Irish Studies in Britain: New Perspectives on History and Literature, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010, 102-108

'Knitting Paradise Lost: Masculinity and Domesticity in the Fiction of Carol Shields', in Frantz S, Rennhak K (eds) Women Constructing Men, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2010, 171-184

Reviews

Review of Irish Feminist Futures (Claire Bracken), Journal of Gender Studies, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2018

Review of Irish Writing London (Tom Herron), Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 2015

Review of Irish Literature in the Celtic Tiger Years 1990-2008 (Susan Cahill), Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 2014

Review of Reading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987-2007 (Liam Harte), Irish Studies Review, 2014

Review of Irish Women Writers: New Critical Perspectives (Elke D'Hoker, Raphaël Ingelbien,and Hedwig Schwall), Irish Studies Review, no. 21.1, 2013, 136-138

Review of London Irish Fictions: Narrative, Diaspora and Identity (Tony Murray), Irish Studies Review, vol. 21, no. 4, 2013, 498-500

Review of Engendering Genre: The Works of Margaret Atwood (Reingard Nischik), Contemporary Women's Writing, no. 5.2, 2011, 162-164

Internet publications

'Enabling Undergraduate Research - In Search of The Angel in the House: Women and Domestic Culture in the Nineteenth Century', English Subject Centre, Higher Education Academy, 2010

Entries on Margaret Atwood, Edna O'Brien, Roddy Doyle, and Patrick McCabe, The Literary Encyclopedia, 2007