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Clare Hayes-Brady

Lecturer

School Of English, Drama & Film

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Email: clare.hayes-brady@ucd.ie

Biography

Clare Hayes-Brady is a lecturer in American Literature at University College Dublin. Her 
PhD focused on communication in the work of David Foster Wallace. Other research 
interests include the interaction of literature with film; transatlantic cultural heritage; 
performative sexuality (both normative and queer), resistant gender modes and the history of 
burlesque; digital humanities and modes of transmission; adolescence in contemporary 
fiction, and dystopian narrative. 

Dr Hayes-Brady has published and presented widely on aspects of contemporary American 
literature, with a particular focus on gender identity and voice. Her monograph on Wallace, 
The Unspeakable Failures of David Foster Wallace, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury 
Academic (February 2016).

Professional

 

Associations

Association: Burlesque and Cabaret Research Network, Function/Role: Founder, Chair
Association: European Network for Short Fiction Research, Function/Role: Steering Group Member
Association: Modern Languages Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Association for American Studies, Function/Role: Secretary
     

Conference Contributions

Hayes-Brady, C. (2014) Apocalyptic parenting: paternity, heroism and the end of the world. [Oral Presentation], BAAS Annual Conference, University of Birmingham , 05-APR-14 - 06-APR-14.
Hayes-Brady, C. (2014) Horning In: Language, Subordination and Freedom in the short fiction of George Saunders. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Short Story Conference, Vienna, Vienna , 16-JUL-14 - 19-JUL-14.
Hayes-Brady, C. (2014) [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ¿G(u)ilt and Glitter: burlesque and economic crisis in Ireland¿, Boston College, Ireland , 05-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14.
Hayes-Brady, C. (2015) Anthropologists of our own experience: taxonomy and testimony in The Museum of Innocence & The Virgin Suicides. [Oral Presentation], IAAS ANnual Conference, Trinity College, Dublin , 24-APR-15 - 25-APR-15.
Hayes-Brady, C. (2015) An arrangement of distance: love, identity and communication in the work of David Foster Wallace. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Short Things, Bristol University , 08-JUL-15 - 09-JUL-15.
Hayes-Brady, C. (2015) [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ¿Reading Short Fiction in Transnational Contexts¿, Dublin (UCD and TCD) , 17-APR-15 - 18-APR-15.
Hayes-Brady, C. (2015) [Conference Organising Committee Member], ¿Sight Unseen¿, Irish Association for American Studies annual conference, Trinity College, Dublin , 24-APR-15 - 25-APR-15.
Hayes-Brady, C. (2015) Glitz, glamour and the lady¿s toilette: what burlesque can teach us about eating disorders. [Oral Presentation], Eating Otherwise Conference, Lancaster University , 07-MAR-15 - 08-MAR-15.
Hayes-Brady, C. (2015) ¿I just kept saying her name¿: naming and power in the work of David Foster Wallace. [Invited Oral Presentation], David Foster Wallace Colloquium, Birkbeck University , 07-FEB-15 - 08-FEB-15.
Hayes-Brady, C. (2015) ¿It¿s what we have in common, this aloneness¿: solitude, solipsism and the self in the work of David Foster Wallace. [Invited Oral Presentation], Cultures of Solitude, University of Wurzburg , 30-JUL-15 - 31-JUL-15.
Clare Hayes-Brady (2012) Turning back, looking forward: the struggle for narrative redemption in Franzen and Eugenides. [Oral Presentation], IAAS Annual Conference: American Alternatives/Alternative Americas, UCC, Cork , 26-APR-12 - 27-APR-12.
Clare Hayes-Brady (2012) ¿Alone and palely loitering¿: pallor, death and the supernatural in The Pale King. [Oral Presentation], Transatlantic Studies Association Annual Conference, UCC, Cork , 06-JUL-12 - 06-JUL-12.
Clare Hayes-Brady (2011) ¿Alone and palely loitering¿: pallor, death and the supernatural in The Pale King. [Oral Presentation], Work in Process, University of Antwerp , 22-SEP-11 - 23-SEP-11.
Clare Hayes-Brady (2011) Infernal pilgrims: Dantean echoes in Cormac McCarthy¿s The Road. [Oral Presentation], American Appropriations, American Interventions, Queen's University Belfast , 29-APR-11 - 29-APR-11.
Clare Hayes-Brady (2011) Of lies and forgetting: the fictive trap in David Foster Wallace¿s Oblivion. [Oral Presentation], ¿Re-memory¿ & ¿Disremembering¿: Memory in the American Construct, UCD Dublin , 22-JAN-11 - 22-JAN-11.
Clare Hayes-Brady (2010) ¿Oh, very young¿: music and youth in 20th Century America. [Chaired Session], European Association for American Studies Biennial Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 27-MAR-10 - 27-MAR-10.
Clare Hayes-Brady (2010) Member, Local Organising Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Association for American Studies Biennial Conference, Dublin , 26-MAR-10 - 29-MAR-10.
Clare Hayes-Brady (2010) ¿Obviously, doctor, you¿ve never been a thirteen-year-old girl¿: problematic adolescence in The Virgin Suicides. [Oral Presentation], European Association for American Studies Biennial Conference, Dublin , 28-MAR-10 - 28-MAR-10.
Clare Hayes-Brady (2009) The silent centre: mute women in Wallace & Faulkner. [Oral Presentation], Staff-Postgraduate Seminar Series 2009, Trinity College, Dublin , 18-NOV-09 - 18-NOV-09.
Clare Hayes-Brady (2009) ¿Non-standard syntax is intentional¿: art imitating life in Samuel Beckett & David Foster Wallace. [Oral Presentation], American Literature Association Fiction Symposium, Savannah, Georgia , 10-OCT-09 - 10-OCT-09.
Clare Hayes-Brady (2009) The book, the broom and the ladder: philosophical groundings in Wallace. [Oral Presentation], Consider David Foster Wallace, Liverpool, UK , 29-JUL-09 - 29-JUL-09.
Clare Hayes-Brady (2009) Present Continuous: David Foster Wallace and the development of a new realism. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of American Studies Annual Conference, Waterford , 20-MAR-09 - 20-MAR-09.
Clare Hayes-Brady (2009) ¿E Unibus Pluram: David Foster Wallace as the Voice of a Fragmented People¿. [Oral Presentation], Engaging Exception: Perspectives of Cultural Identity and the Nation, UCD , 24-JAN-09 - 24-JAN-09.
Clare Hayes-Brady (2009) ¿The Depressed Person¿: David Foster Wallace and suicide. [Oral Presentation], Staff-Postgraduate Seminar Series, Trinity College, Dublin , 08-APR-09 - 08-APR-09.

Committees

Committee : EAAS Biennial Conference Local Organising Committee 2010
 

Education

Year 2011 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2007 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BA (Mod) Subject:
     

Journals Edited

Irish Journal Of American Studies: Editorial Board member.
 

Publications

Books

Hayes-Brady, C. (2016) The Unspeakable Failures of David Foster Wallace: language, identity and resistance. New York: Bloomsbury Academic. [Details]

Book Chapters

Hayes-Brady, C. (2015) '¿¿Personally I¿m neutral on the menstruation point¿: David Foster Wallace and gender¿' In: Philip Coleman (eds). Critical Insights: David Foster Wallace. USA: Salem Press. [Details]
Hayes-Brady, C. (2016) '¿Jodi Picoult: cathexis and catharsis¿' In: Edited by Bernice Murphy and Stephen Matterson (eds). Twenty First Century Popular Literature. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
Hayes-Brady, C. (2016) '¿Horning In: language, freedom and subordination in the work of George Saunders¿' In: Coleman, Philip and Steven Ellerhof (eds). A Companion to George Saunders. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Clare Hayes-Brady (2010) 'The Book, the Broom and the Ladder: philosophical groundings in the writing of David Foster Wallace' In: David Hering (eds). Consider David Foster Wallace: critical essays. Los Angleles/Austin: SSMG Press. [Details]
Clare Hayes-Brady (2012) 'Obviously, Doctor, you've never been a thirteen-year-old girl:problematic adolescence in The Virgin Suicides' In: Stephen Matterson and Philip Coleman (eds). 'Forever Young'? The Changing Images of America. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter Heidelberg. [Details]
Clare Hayes-Brady (2013) '...: representations of gender in the work of David Foster Wallace' In: Marshall Boswell and Stephen J Burn (eds). A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Edited Books

Hayes-Brady, C. and Sarah Cleary (Ed.). (2017) G(u)ilt & Glitter: burlesque, identity and crisis. Bristol: Intellect Books. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Hayes-Brady, C. (2015) 'Anthropologists of our own experience: taxonomy and testimony in The Virgin Suicides and The Museum of Innocence'. Angles, . [Details]
Hayes-Brady, Clare (2014) '¿ ¿E Unibus Pluram: David Foster Wallace, George Saunders and the voices of a fragmented nation¿'. Irish Journal of American Studies, . [Details]
Hayes-Brady, C. (2016) '¿I just kept saying her name¿: naming and power in the work of David Foster Wallace'. Orbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands), . [Details]
Clare Hayes-Brady (2013) 'Review: The Legacy of David Foster Wallace'. Studies In The Novel, 44 (4). [Details]

Other Journals

Hayes-Brad, Clare (2015) 'Review: The Banshees: a literary history of Irish American women writers (Barr Ebest)' Books Ireland . [Details]
                                                                                           

Research

Research Interests

Dr Hayes-Brady's research interests centre around American fictions of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, and their debt to their precursors, both national and transnational. She is currently at work preparing her doctoral thesis for publication as a monograph, under the working title "'It's got something to do with love': David Foster Wallace and the drive to connect". This project is a survey of the work of American writer David Foster Wallace that takes as its starting point the author's recurring preoccupations with communication and solipsism. Dr Hayes-Brady is also pursuing a more recent interest in narrative and cinematic representations of burlesque, particularly in its depiction as a multifarious vehicle of resistance to pre- and proscribed gender and sexual identifiers. Other research interests include adaptations from page to screen and vice versa; transatlantic cultural heritage; performative sexuality (both normative and queer); digital humanities and modes of transmission; adolescence in contemporary fiction, and the resurgence of dystopian narrative.