Recent Work
Recent Publications

Essay (Title TBA), solicited for special issue of Éire-Ireland on the Contemporary, forthcoming Spring 2017

Misfortunes: Thief of a Christmas and Bailegangaire,” in The Theatre of Tom Murphy: Playwright Adventurer, ed. Nicholas Grene, forthcoming from Bloomsbury, 2017

The Avian Rising: Yeats, Muldoon, and Others,” solicited for the inaugural issue of the Journal of the International Yeats Society, Liverpool University Press / Clemson University Press, Fall 2016

Uncomfortable Bodies in Women’s Accounts of 1916,” in Irish Women, War, and Letters, 1880 -1922, ed. Tina O’Toole, Gillian McIntosh, and Muireann O’Cinnéide, forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

Essay review of three 1916 books (3000 words), forthcoming in TLS, September 2016

The Irish Mammy at the Threshold of Rebellion,” History Ireland: The Impact of the Irish Rising, Eds. J. Culley, T. Graham, and N.C. Maxwell (2016): 52-56.

Yeats and The Oxford Book of Modern Verse,” in Yeats 150: William Butler Yeats 1865-1939, ed. Declan Foley, forthcoming from Lilliput Press in December 2015

What happened when seven poets met to eat peacock in 1914?” book section of The Irish Times online, Tuesday March 10, 2015

Resentment on the menu: Poets of the Peacock Dinner,” Commentary, TLS (January 16, 2014), 14 - 15 (3500 words)


Recent Invited Lectures

Title TBA, Universities Ireland Conference on the 2016 Commemoration, Dublin, October 2016

The Muse on the Train: 21st Century Irish Railroad Poems,” Women and the Decade of Commemorations: An All-Island Perspective, Maynooth University, Ireland, October, 2016

'the first time I saw a whole salmon cooked': Encounters with the wealthy in Gort and the GPO,” Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering, October, 2016

At Home in the Easter Rising: Fairies, Rebels, and 1916,” Irish Studies, Queens College CUNY, September 2016

The Irish Mammy in 1916,” Welcoming Ireland (Consulate of Ireland public event, New York), April 2016

Gender, ‘small behaviors,’ and Ireland’s Easter Rising,” College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, April 2016

Gendered Spaces in Ireland’s Easter Rising,” Hofstra University, April 2016 and Union College, April 2016

At Home in the Revolution,” Taste of the Yeats Summer School, Yeats Society of New York, April 2016

Fairies, Rebels, Mothers: Lady Gregory and 1916,” Monsignor Pádraig de Brún lecture, National University of Ireland Galway, March 2016

’Provision for Girls’: Women, Gender, and the Easter Rising,” Leitrim County Library Service, Co Leitrim, Ireland, March 2016

Gender, the other territorial conflict in the Easter Rising,” Women and the Rising lecture series, University College Cork, March 2016

Jumping into the G.P.O.: how women got access to the Rising,” Women in 1916, Farmleigh, Dublin, March 2016

Casement, New York and the Easter Rising,” Independent Spirit: America and the 1916 Easter Rising, Glucksman Ireland House, NYU, April 2016

Sexuality and Flirtation in 1916,” Columbia Irish Seminar, New York, December 2015

Sexuality and Courtship in Women's Accounts of 1916,” American Irish Teachers Association, New York, November 2015

Hens to moorcocks call’: Flirtation and Courtship in 1916,” Merriman Summer School, Ennis, Co Clare, August 2015

Excess of Love’: Yeats and the Rebels of 1916,” Taste of the Yeats Summer School, Yeats Society of New York, Glucksman Ireland House, NYU, April 2015

Tears, Songs, and the Yellow Bittern: Emotions in 1916,” Oxford Irish History Seminar, Hertford College, Oxford, UK, March 2015

Poets and the Peacock Dinner: the literary history of a meal,” Words by the Water Book Festival, Keswick, Cumbria, UK, March 2015

Excess of Love: Easter 1916 and the Rebels’ Perspective,” Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, Ireland, August 2014

At Home on the Asgard: the accounts of Mary Spring Rice and Molly Childers,” The Howth Gun-running: 100 Years On, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, July 2014

Uncomfortable Bodies in Women's Accounts of 1916,” Plenary Talk, IASIL, Lille, France, July 2014

Elsie Mahaffy's Counter-Revolutionary Hospitality,” Gender, Sexuality, and Culture: a symposium in honour of Professor Patricia Coughlan, University College Cork, May 2014

'I'll tell Paddy on you': Women's Interesting Encounters with Men in April 1916,” National University of Ireland, Galway, April 2014


Recent Conference Papers

Women Write the Rising: 2016 and ‘the intimate public poem,'” International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, University College Cork, July 2016

Lady Gregory’s Feminist Interiority,” Waking the Feminists, Fordham University, February 2016

At Home in the Revolution: what women said and did in 1916,” Dublin Book Festival, Dublin, November 2015

Tears in the Mallow Train Station and Other Forms of Released Emotion in 1916,” IASIL, University of York, July 2015

The Daly, O'Hanrahan, and Ryan Sisters and the Kilmainham Farewell,” Women's History association of Ireland, Dublin, April 2014