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- Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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- Irish Rebellions, Irish Literary History, Catholicism, Identity, Agrarian/Rural Life, 19th & 20th Century Ireland, Republic of Ireland, History of Connacht, Gaelic Revival, British Literary History, British Literature
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- About Me
I am a writer and independent researcher of Modern Ireland. I hold an Honors BA in English and a BA in History from The Pennsylvania State University and an MA in History from The College of William & Mary. I also completed an International Studies program at The National University of Ireland, Galway, where I focused my research in Irish Studies.
Currently, I work as an editorial assistant for The Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture. There, I hold the position of Social Media Editor for both Commonplace and Women Also Know History.
I’m also a guest writer for BritishPeriodDramas.com, and I work independently under a pseudonym to research and write novels that exist within a cultural and/or historical framework.
- Recent Publications
- Rhoa on Brundage, ‘Irish Nationalists in America: The Politics of Exile, 1798-1998’
- The Future of ‘Sanditon’: Who Holds the Purse Strings?
- ‘Sanditon’ Revisited: Why We Love Lord Babington
- ‘These Graves and Ruinous Houses’: The Role of Domestic Items and Spaces in Revolutionary Ireland [MA Thesis]
- ‘So Pertinacious Has Been the Misery’: Othering the Irish in The Illustrated London News, 1845-1849 [MA Thesis]
My MA thesis consists of two papers, in which I explore concepts of
discourse, meaning, and rhetoric in different historical arenas and time periods with a particular focus on meaning production in times of crisis.
The first, “‘These Graves and Ruinous Houses’: The Role of Domestic Items and Spaces in Revolutionary Ireland,” explores the ways in which domestic items and spaces were perceived and subsequently used as tools of rebellion in a particular historical arena. I argue that through the use of domestic items and places for political purposes (and vice versa), both male and female revolutionaries and citizens witnessed a blending of societal roles.
In the second, “‘So Pertinacious Has Been the Misery’: Othering the Irish in The Illustrated London News, 1845-1849,” I explore the iconography of pity – and the pitiful – in The Illustrated London News.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Ireland, Northern Ireland
- Expertise by Geography
- British Isles, Ireland
- Expertise by Chronology
- 19th century, Modern, 20th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Book History, Colonialism, Family, Gender, Literary History, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Military, Rebellion & Revolution, Rural & Agrarian History, Women