English Teaching Methodology


Prof. Dr. Maureen O'Connor

Irish Studies

Visiting/Travelling Professor

office: 5.E.15

office hour: by appointment

Email: maureen.oconnor@uni-wuerzburg.de

Curriculum Vitae

Maureen O'Connor has been teaching in the English Department in UCC since 2011. She received her BA in English and Creative Writing in Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, and her MA and PhD degrees in English from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. She has taught in a number of undergraduate programmes in southern California, including Loyola Marymount University, Scripps College, and Pitzer College. She held an IRCHSS Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Moore Institute in the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she also lectured in the English department, the Women's Studies MA programme, as well as in the MA programmes in Culture and Colonialism and in the Centre for Irish Studies. Before coming to UCC, she was a lecturer in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. She has published widely in Irish Studies, especially women's writing. Her research focuses on ecocritical and ecofeminist approaches to texts, with an emphasis on environmental concerns, the subject of much of her most recent transdisciplinary, collaborative outputs, for which she has received funding from the Irish Research Council and the Arts Council of Ireland.



,,The Female and the Species: The Animal in Irish Women's Writing". Reimagining Ireland, vol. 19, Peter Lang, 2021.

,,Edna O'Brien and the Art of Fiction". Bucknell University Press, 2021. 

,,Back to the Future of Irish Studies: Festschrift for Tadhg Foley". Reimagining Ireland, vol. 30, Peter Lang, 2010. 

,,Edna O'Brien: New Critical Perspectives" (with Kathryn Laing and Sinéad Mooney, eds.), Peter Lang, 2006.

,,Wild Colonial Girl: Essays on Edna O'Brien". (with Lisa Colletta, eds.) The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.

,,Ireland and India: Colonies, Culture, and Empire". (with Tadhg Foley, eds.), Irish Academic Press, 2006.

Forthcomming: monographs from Cork University Press and Bloomsbury.