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Dr Aoife Monks
I'm a theatre historian who studies the peculiarities of acting, in the form of star and virtuoso performances, 19th century Stage Irish and blackface minstrel performers, the role of fashion and costume in the star system, sentimentality, superstition and backstage cultures at the theatre, nudity onstage, and acting training and practice. I'm also interested in various forms and histories of popular Irishness, such as the work of Michael Flatley, Riverdance, St Patrick's Day Parades, Dion Boucicault, nationalist speeches from the dock and the Irish ballad. I write on performance and the law, examining how the law is performed onstage, and how the law is itself theatrical. I have a particular expertise in theatre costume, considering its relationship to systems of fashion, dress reform, archives and museums, actorly superstition and of course, asking the most important question: 'what should ghosts wear in performance?'
Prof Morag Shiach
Research interests include the cultural history of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries; feminism and cultural analysis, particularly the French feminist, theorist, writer and playright, Hélène Cixous; film studies and visual culture; Virginia Woolf.
Prof Felicity Rash
German-language advertising; the language of advertising; sociolinguistics of German-speaking Switzerland; critical discourse analysis with a special interst in Hitler's Mein Kampf, feminist linguistics; language history; contemporary Swiss literature.
Prof Michele Barrett
I have maintained a consistent interest in the writings of Virginia Woolf, but am also an expert in areas such as social theorisation of modernism and post-modernism, feminism and the imagination. The relationship between literary writing and other forms of cultural representation contribute to my research. I also study ideology, aesthetics, gender and post-stucturalist ideas.
Dr Samantha Mcbean
My work is situated in feminist and queer theory, focused on contemporary literature, media, and culture. I have a particular interest in exploring questions of time. Focused on platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Tumblr, as well as on representations of digital culture in contemporary writing by women, I am currently exploring how the temporalities of new media remediate feminist and queer communities, histories, intimacies, and affects.
Prof Andrea Brady
My scholarly interests in early modern and contemporary writing overlap with my poetic practice. Recent research focusses on metaphors of embodiment in Renaissance writing, as well as on metre and bondage across several historical periods. I am particularly interested in interaction between poetry and politics. Other areas of interest include avant-garde writing and anthropological approaches to literature.
Dr Lucy Bolton
My fields of expertise are cinema and its relationship to philosophy as well as classic film studies approaches. I specialise in stardom, women's cinema, feminist philosophy, film theory and British and American cinema.
Prof Rainbow Murray
My research focuses on gender and politics, French and comparative politics, elections, representation and political parties. I have explored the impact of the French 'parity' law on parliamentary representation in France. I am also working on media coverage of women candidates for executive office around the world. My recent work includes the reassessment of our understanding of gender quotas, and the start of a larger study looking at how gender quotas change representative democracy over space and time.