Researchers at UCD


Danielle Clarke

Full Professor

School Of English, Drama & Film
Newman Building
Dublin 4

Tel: 716 8694


Danielle Clarke was educated in London and Oxford before coming to UCD in 1994. Most of her publications to date have dealt with writing by early modern women, their engagement with mainstream literary culture in particular. Other areas in which she has published include sexuality, literary theory, translation in the Renaissance, and textual criticism. Professor Clarke is currently at work on a major book-length project looking at the negotiation of form, genre and language in women's poetry of the Renaissance period. She continues to publish widely on a range of topics, including (most recently) life-writing, poetic form in Marlowe's poetry and the public/private divide in early modern England.


Honours and Awards

Year: 1984.
Title: Jubilee Scholarship, St. Hugh's College, Oxford
Year: 1987.
Title: Violet Vaughan Morgan Memorial Prize
Year: 1989.
Title: Major State Scholarship, British Academy
Year: 1989.
Title: Gateway Senior Scholarship, St. Hugh's College, Oxford
Year: 1991.
Title: Huguenot Scholarship, Institute of Historical Research
Year: 1995.
Title: President's Research Grant, University College Dublin
Year: 2001.
Title: Irish Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Fellowship

Conference Contributions

Danielle Clarke; (2008) ¿The Grammar of Intimacy: The Meanings of Pronoun Choice in Shakespeare¿s Sonnets¿. [International Refereed Conference], Text and Context: Bringing Early Modern Literature and Linguistics Together, Queen's University Belfast , 14-NOV-08 - 16-NOV-08.
Danielle Clarke; (2008) Renaissance Teaching and Learning. [International Refereed Conference], Teaching the Early Modern Period, Newman House, UCD , 26-JUN-08 - 28-JUN-08.
Danielle Clarke; (2009) ¿The Form of Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of Form in Renaissance Women¿s Poetry¿. [International Refereed Conference], Early Modern Women¿s Poetry Symposium, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK , 16-JUL-09 - 18-JUL-09.
Clarke, D.; (2003) 'Wanderinge Coggetation': Literate Spirituality in early Modern Women's Writing. [Invited Lecture], Early Modern Literature Graduate seminar, University of Oxford,, Early Modern Literature Graduate seminar, University of Oxford, , 01-OCT-03.
Clarke, D.; (2003) 'Deborah was his Amanuensis': Gender, Copying and the afterlife of texts in the early modern period. [Invited Oral Presentation], 'Women and Textual Transmission', Oxford Brookes , 01-NOV-03.
Clarke, D.; (2004) 'When no means yes': Gender, Misprison and the Body. [International Refereed Conference], Seminar in Early Modern Studies, University of Reading , 01-MAR-04.
Clarke, D.; (2004) Not Taking No for an Answer: Misprision, Female Speech and the Body. [Invited Oral Presentation], Renaissance Society of America - speaker on a panel entitled 'Renaissance Performativities', New York , 01-APR-04.
Clarke, D.; (2006) Ovid's Heroides and the Articulate Feminine. [Plenary Lecture], Conference held in Birkbeck College, University of London, Birkbeck College, University of London , 01-JAN-06.
Clarke, D.; (2008) Articulating Death: Deathbed Utterances and Women's Verbal Legacies. [Invited Oral Presentation], Medieval and Renaissance Seminar series, University of Wales, University of Wales , 01-JAN-08.
Clarke, D.; (1992) The Body of the Text: Women, Translation and Reading. [Oral Presentation], University of East Anglia, 1992, University of East Anglia , 01-JAN-92.
Clarke, D.; (1992) The Iconography of the Blush: Marian Literature of the 1630s,. [N/A], Voicing Women, University of Liverpool, 1992, University of Liverpool , 01-JAN-92.
Clarke, D.; (1994) 'Which is Truth and Which my Story': Wroth's Urania and the Publication of the Private,. [International Refereed Conference], Language, Culture, History seminar, Oxford, 1994 , Oxford , 01-JAN-94.
Clarke, D.; (1995) Women's Words, History and the Dictionary. [International Refereed Conference], OED Forum, Oxford 1995(resulted in the proposed tagging of gendered meanings of words in OED3), Oxford , 01-JAN-95.
Clarke, D.; (1995) 'The Soveraignes Vice Begets the Subjects Errour': The Duke of Buckingham and Histories of Edward II, 1622-28,. [International Refereed Conference], Texts and Cultural Change, University of Reading, 1995, University of Reading , 01-JAN-95.
Clarke, D.; (1996) Virginia Woolf and Ireland. [N/A], To the Other Shore: English Views of Ireland and the Irish, Southampton, 1996, Southampton , 01-JAN-96.
Clarke, D.; (1996) Spenser's Unsung Heroines: Patronage, Gender and Exemplarity in the Shorter Poems,. [International Refereed Conference], University of Wales at Bangor, 1996, Bangor , 01-JAN-96.
Clarke, D.; (1997) Calvinist Piety and Political Resistance in the Psalm Translations of the Countess of Pembroke,. [International Refereed Conference], Early Modern Forum Ireland, Queen's University, Belfast, 1997 , Queen's University, Belfast , 01-JAN-97.
Clarke, D.; (1998) The Observer's Parallax: Some Methodological Issues in Feminist Literary Historiography,. [Invited Lecture], Women's Studies Society, UCD, 1998 , UCD , 01-JAN-98.
Clarke, D.; (1998) Women and Translation in the Renaissance,. [Invited Lecture], Lecture to MA students in Translation Studies, Dublin City University, 1998 , Dublin City University , 01-JAN-98.
Clarke, D.; (1999) Woolf and Ireland,. [N/A], Celebrating Women's Writing, Dublin, 1999 , Dublin , 01-JAN-99.
Clarke, D.; (1999) William King's The Toast: Land, Ownership, and the Language of Sexual Insult. [N/A], 10th International Conference on the Enlightenment, Dublin, 1999, Dublin , 01-JAN-99.
Clarke, D.; (1999) 'Her Ladie Word': Language and Gendered Identity in Early Modern Britain,. [N/A], Constructing Women's Literary History, Oxford, 1999 , Oxford , 01-JAN-99.
Clarke, D.; (2000) 'In my soule imprint: Gender, Text and Devotion'. [N/A], Renaissance MS Symposium, University of Warwick, 2000, Warwick , 01-JAN-00.
Clarke, D.; (2001) 'Gender, Text and Devotion in the Writings of Lady Anne Southwell'. [N/A], Early Modern Forum Ireland, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2001, Galway , 01-JAN-01.
Clarke, D.; (2001) 'Nostalgia, Anachronism and the Editing of Early Modern Women's Texts'. [N/A], Remarking the Text, St. Andrews, 2001, St. Andrews , 01-JAN-01.
Clarke, D.; (2002) 'My tongue the pen to paint his prayses forth'. [N/A], Towards a Lexicon of Female Spirituality, London Renaissance Seminar, Birkbeck College, University of London 2002, Birkbeck College, University of London , 01-JAN-02.
Clarke, D.; (2002) 'Finding the Subject: Queering the Archive'. [N/A], 'Queer Studies: Where Have We Been? Where are We Going?' University College Dublin (October)2002, University College Dublin , 01-JAN-02.
Clarke, D.; (2003) 'Talking Dirty: Women and Bawdiness in the Early Modern Period'. [N/A], NUI Galway (March)2003, NUI Galway , 01-MAR-03.
Clarke, D.; (2003) 'Women, Writing and the Circulation of Texts in Early Modern Ireland'. [N/A], Michael O'Cleirigh Institute, University College Dublin (April), 2003, University College Dublin , 01-APR-03.
Clarke, D.; (2003) Speaking Women: Rhetoric and the Construction of Female Talk, Renaissance Rhetoric, Gender, and Politics. [N/A], University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (April)2003, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow , 01-APR-03.
Clarke, D.; (2003) Gadding and Gossiping: Women and Idleness in the Early Modern Period. [N/A], Renaissance Leisure Conference, Dublin (April)2003, Dublin , 01-APR-03.


Committee : Curriculum Reform Committee - School of English
Committee : Quality Assessment/Quality Implemetation SAR (Self-Assessment Review) committee - School of English
Committee : Staff-student committee - School of English
Committee : Faculty Computer Users Sub Committee (Arts)
Committee : Faculty of Arts Research Committee
Committee : Strategic Planning Taskforce (summer 2004);
Committee : Teaching and Learning Board - Faculty of Arts
Committee : Postgraduate Studies Standing Committee - Faculty of Arts
Committee : Teaching and Learning Committee - College of Arts and Celtic Studies
Committee : Research and Innovation Board, Postgraduate Committee - College of Arts and Celtic Studies
Committee : Change Management Taskforce (Arts)
Committee : UCD Press
Committee : University Modular Programmes Committee
Committee : UCD Academic Council
Committee : UCD Academic Council Executive Committee
Committee : BA Evening Degree Steering Committee

Other Activities

1995-present: Reviews in Sixteenth Century Journal, Review of English Studies, and Notes and Queries; Early Modern Literary Studies; Albion; Journal of Gender Studies, Renaissance Quarterly; Philological Quarterly



Clarke, D. (2006) Speaking women: Rhetoric and the construction of female talk. : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. [DOI] [Details]
Clarke, D. (2007) Love, beauty, and sexuality. : Cambridge University Press. [DOI] [Details]
Clarke, D. (2009) Translation. : Cambridge University Press. [DOI] [Details]
Clarke, D. (2011) Signifying, but not soundingâ¿¿: Gender and paratext in the complaint genre. : Cambridge University Press. [DOI] [Details]
Clarke, D. (2011) Marlowe's poetic form. : Cambridge University Press. [DOI] [Details]
Danielle Clarke and Derval Conroy; (2011) Teaching the Early Modern Period. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Clarke, D.; (2001) The Politics of Early Modern Women's Writing 1558-1640. *: Addison Wesley Longman. [Details]
Clarke, D.; (2000) 'This Double Voice': Gendered Writing in Early Modern England. *: *. [Details]
Clarke, D.; (2000) Three Renaissance Women Poets: Isabella Whitney, Mary Sidney and Aemilia Lanyer. *: *. [Details]

Book Chapters

Danielle Clarke; Marie-Louise Coolahan (2014) 'Gender, Reception and Form: Early Modern Women and the Making of Verse' In: Elizabeth Scott-Baumann, Ben Burton (eds). The Work of Form: Poetics and Materiality in Early Modern Culture. Oxford: Oxford UP. , pp.144-161 [Details]
Danielle Clarke (2014) ''PSALMS: Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke' In: Michael Brennan, Noel Kinnamon and Margaret P. Hannay (editors) (eds). The Ashgate Research Companion to the Sidneys. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. Link to full text [Details]
Danielle Clarke (2015) 'Gender and the Inculcation of Virtue: The Book of Proverbs in Action' In: Victoria Brownlee and Laura Gallagher (eds). Biblical Women in Early Modern Literary Culture, 1550-1700. Manchester: Manchester UP. [Details]
Danielle Clarke (2016) 'Producing Gender: Mary Sidney Herbert and her Early Editors' In: Paul Salzman and Sarah Ross (eds). Editing Early Modern Women. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. , pp.40-59 Link to full text [Details]
Danielle Clarke (2013) 'Marlowe's Poetic Form' In: Emily C. Bartels and Emma Smith (eds). Christopher Marlowe in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , pp.57-67 [Details]
Danielle Clarke (2013) 'Speaking Out of Turn: Gender, Language and Transgression in Early Modern England' In: Rory Loughnane and Edel Semple (eds). Staged Transgression in Shakespeare's England. Basingstoke: Palgrave. , pp.180-193 [Details]
Danielle Clarke (2013) 'Public and Private' In: Karen Raber (eds). A Cultural History of Women in the Renaissance. London: Bloomsbury Academic. , pp.115-142 [Details]
Danielle Clarke (2013) 'Life Writing' In: Danielle Clarke (eds). Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Prose, 1500-1640. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.452-467 [Details]
Danielle Clarke; (2011) ''Signifying, not Sounding: Gender as Paratext in Complaint'' In: Danielle Clarke; (eds). Renaissance Paratexts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , pp.133-150 [Details]
Danielle Clarke; (2011) 'The Countess of Pembroke and the Practice of Piety' In: Johanna Harris and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann (eds). The Intellectual Culture of Puritan Women: 1558-1680. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]
Conroy, D. & Clarke, D.; (2011) 'Introduction' In: Conroy, D. & Clarke, D.; (eds). Teaching the Early Modern Period. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. , pp.1-7 [Details]
Danielle Clarke; (2011) 'Renaissance Teaching and Learning: Humanist Pedagogy in the Digital Age and What It Might Teach Us' In: Derval Conroy and Danielle Clarke (eds). Teaching the Early Modern Period. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillin. , pp.50-69 [Details]
Danielle Clarke; (2010) 'Gender, Material Culture and the Hybridity of Renaissance Writing' In: Thomas Healy and Margaret Healy (eds). Renaissance Transformations: The Making of English Writing (1480-1650). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
Danielle Clarke; (2010) 'The Myth of Philomela and the Origins of English Renaissance Poetry' In: Anne-Julia Zwierlein (eds). Gender and Creation: Surveying Gendered Myths of Creativity, Authority and Authorship. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag. [Details]
Danielle Clarke; (2009) 'Translation' In: Knoppers, Laura (eds). The Cambridge Companion to Women's Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Danielle Clarke; (2009) 'The Triumph of Death: 'Lover's songs shall turne to holy psalmes': Mary Sidney and the transformation of Petrarch' In: Margaret P. Hannay (eds). Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England 1550-1700, vol 2 Mary Sidney Herbert. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]
Clarke, D.; (2008) 'Early modern women's writing and the politics of religion' In: Trill, S (eds). The Palgrave Guide to Early Modern Women¿s Writing. *: Palgrave. [Details]
Clarke, D.; (2007) 'Speaking women: Rhetoric and the Construction of Female Talk' In: Alison Thorne and Jennifer Richards (eds). Renaissance Rhetoric, Gender and Politics. *: Routledge. , pp.70-88 [Details]
Clarke, D.; (2007) 'Love, beauty and sexuality' In: Patrick Cheney (eds). The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare¿s Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge Univerity Press. , pp.181-201 [Details]
Clarke, D.; (2007) 'Mary Sidney Herbert and Women's Religious Verse' In: Patrick Cheney, Andrew Hadfield and Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr (eds). Early Modern English Poetry: A Critical Companion. New York: OUP. , pp.184-194 [Details]
Clarke, Danielle; (2005) 'Mariam 1613 and Renaissance Women's Drama' In: Cheney, Hadfield and Sullivan (eds). Early Modern English Drama: A Critical Companion. Oxford: OUP. [Details]
Clarke, D.; (2004) 'Judith Man' In: Clarke, D.; (eds). New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: OUP. [Details]
Clarke, D.; (2002) ''The Soveraignes Vice Begets the Subjects Errour': The Duke of Buckingham, 'sodomy' and narratives of Edward II, 1622-28' In: edited by Tom Bettridge (eds). Sodomy in early modern Europe. Manchester: Manchester U.P. , pp.46-64 [Details]
Clarke, D.; (2000) 'Introduction' In: * (eds). 'This Double Voice'. *: *. , pp.1-15 [Details]
; (2000) ''Form'd into words by your divided lips': Women, Rhetoric and the Ovidian Tradition' In: * (eds). 'This Double Voice'. , pp.61-87 [Details]
Clarke, D. ; (1999) 'Writing Sexual Fantasy in the English Renaissance: Potency, Power and Poetry' In: Ceri Sullivan and Barbara White (eds). Writing and Fantasy. *: Longman. , pp.109-121 [Details]
Clarke, D.; (1996) 'The Iconography of the Blush: Marian Literature of the 1630s' In: Kate Chedgzoy et. al (eds). Voicing Women: Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern Writing. Keele: Keele U.P. , pp.111-128 [Details]
Clarke, D.; (1996) 'HÈlËne Cixous, Luce Irigaray, Monique Wittig, and Juliet Mitchell' In: Michael Payne (eds). A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory. Oxford: Blackwell. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Danielle Clarke (2018) 'Memory and Memorialisation in the Psalmes of Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke'. Memory Studies, :1-16. [Details]
Danielle Clarke (2011) 'The Countess of Pembroke and the practice of piety'. Literature Compass, 7 (9):912-921. [Details]
Clarke, Danielle; Mulhall, Anne; O'Dowd, Siobhan; O'Toole, Tina and Smyth, Ailbhe (2010) 'Intersects Roundtable - Queering Ireland 2011'. Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 36 (1):163-191. [Details]
Danielle Clarke; (2009) ''Writing Lives''. Textual Practice, 23 (2):321-325. Available Online [Details]
Clarke, Danielle, Fionnuala Dillane, Katie Long, Naomi McAreavey and Niamh Pattwell; (2009) 'Literature in Context: Enquiry-Based Learning for First Year Students'. Working with English, . Available Online [Details]
Danielle Clarke; (2008) ''Ovid's Heroides0 , Drayton and the articulation of the feminine in the English Renaissance'. Renaissance Studies, 22 (3):385-400. [Details]
Clarke, D.; (2004) 'Finding the Subject: Queering the Archive'. Feminist Theory, 5 (1):79-83. [Details]
Clarke, D.; (2003) 'Nostalgia, Anachronism and the Editing of Early Modern Women's Texts'. TEXT: An Interdisciplinary Annual of Textual Scholarship, 15 :187-209. [Details]
Clarke, D.; (2001) ''In sort as she it sung': The Doleful Lay of Clorinda and the Construction of Female Authorship'. Criticism, 42 :451-468. [Details]
Clarke, D; (2000) 'In sort as she it sung: Spenser's doleful lay and that construction of female authorship'. Criticism, 42 :451-468. [Details]
Clarke, D.; (1998) ''This domestical kingdome or monarchy': Cary's Mariam and Resistance to Patriarchal Government'. Machine Translation, 10 :179-200. [Details]
Clarke, D.; (1997) ''Lovers Songs Shall Turne to Holy Psalmes': Mary Sidney and the Transformation of Petrarch'. Modern Language Review, 92 :282-294. [Details]
Clarke, D.; (1997) 'The Politics of Translation and Gender in the Countess of Pembroke's Antonie'. Translation and Literature, 6 :149-166. [Details]
Clarke, D; (1997) '''Lover's songs shall turne to holy psalmes'': Mary Sidney and the transformation of Petrarch'. MOD LANG REV, 92 :282-294. [Details]
Clarke, D.; (1995) 'Reviews in Sixteenth Century Journal, Review of English Studies, and Notes and Queries; Early Modern Literary Studies; Albion;'. Journal of Gender Studies, 1995-present . [Details]
Clarke, D.; (1995) 'Cymbeline and Plutarch'. Notes and Queries, 42 :329-331. [Details]

Encyclopedia Entry

Clarke, D.; (2008) Entries on 'Foreignizing and Naturalizing' and 'Rewritings' for The Oxford History of Literary Translation, vol. 2:1550-1660. In press. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
Clarke, D.; (2006) Entries on Elizabeth Cary, Lady Anne Clifford and Isabella Whitney, 2500 words each. For The Encyclopaedia of British Literature. Oxford: Encyclopedia Entry [Details]



Electronic Publication

Clarke, Danielle (2014) Memory as Method: The Practice of Memorialisation. Electronic Publication [Details]
Clarke, Danielle (2015) Was Milton's Satan the first anti-hero?. Electronic Publication [Details]
Clarke, D.; (1999) Contextual Materials. Electronic Publication [Details]

Book Reviews

Clarke, D (1996) Configurations: A topomorphical approach to Renaissance poetry - Rostvig,MS. Book Reviews [Details]
Clarke, D (1996) Charlotte Lennox, The 'Life of Harriot Stuart, Written by Herself' - Howard,SK. Book Reviews [Details]
Clarke, D (1997) The poems and prose of Mary, Lady Chudleigh - Ezell,MJM. Book Reviews [Details]
Clarke, D (2002) Showing like a queen: Authority and literary experiment in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton. Book Reviews [Details]
Clarke, D (2003) Lucy Hutchinson, 'Order and disorder' - Critical edition. Book Reviews [Details]
Clarke, D (2004) Debating gender in early modern England, 1500-1700. Book Reviews [Details]
Clarke, D (2006) Women, space and utopia, 1600-1800. Book Reviews [Details]
Clarke, D (2010) Reading Early Modern Women's Writing. Book Reviews [Details]

Review Articles

Clarke, D.; (0) Review essay on biographies of early modern women, Textual Practice. Review Articles [Details]


Clarke, D.; (0) ''Signifying , but not Sounding: Gender and Paratext in Complaint', under consideration at Cambridge University Press in Renaissance Paratexts. Articles [Details]
Clarke, D.; (0) ''Large Complaints in Little Papers': Ovid's Heroides, Drayton and the Articulation of the Feminine in the English Renaissance'. Under consideration for a special issue of Renaissance Studies. Articles [Details]


Research Interests

My research interests lie in the period 1500-1700, with a specific emphasis on language, gender, and rhetoric.



  • "The Grammar of Intimacy: The Meanings of Pronoun Choice in Shakespeare's Sonnets". Journal article.
  • Monograph on cultures of memory, reproduction and gender in the early modern period
  • Journal article on the reception of Teresa de Avila in 17th Europe

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Database of seventeenth and eighteenth century Irish Women's Writing: a pilot study
Start Date / End Date : 05-JAN-07 / 09-JAN-07
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Reading Children in Early Modern Culture
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-08 / 30-SEP-10
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Biblical Readings and Literary Writings, 1540-1660.
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-13 / 30-SEP-14
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Milton and the Romance Tradition: 1600-1674
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-14 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : National University of Ireland (NUI)
Title : Milton and the Romance Tradition 1600-1674
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-15 / 31-MAR-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Andrew Hadfield Visiting Professor
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-16 / 31-MAR-18

Recent Postgraduates

Dr Edel Semple completed her PhD in 2009 (on whoredom in early modern England); after a period on a short-term contract in the School, she is now Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies at UCC.

Dr Victoria Brownlee followed her postdoctoral research under my leadership with a 5 year post at NUI Galway.

Dr Colin Lahive was a postdoctoral scholar under my mentorship from 2015-17, having attained an IRC postdoctoral award and the NUI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 

Current Postgraduate Students

Jason O'Toole, Master of Literature (MLitt)   -   Thesis Supervisor


Teaching Philosophy


Renaissance Literature: License, Play and Power - Year 2 course (design, delivery and assessment)
Shakespeare's Styles - Year 2 seminar option (design, delivery and assessment)
Literary Theory 1 - Year 2 Mode 1 designated course (design, delivery and assessment)
Reading Paradise Lost - Year 3 seminar option and Year 3 Mode I designated (design, delivery and assessment)
Readings in the English Novel - Year 2 Mode I designated (design, delivery and assessment)
History of the English Language; early modern to modern - Year 3 Mode I designated (design, delivery and assessment)
Critical Readings (ENG 10010) Level 1 module (design, delivery and assessment)

Literature and Context I and II - Level 1 undergraduate modules delivered through EBL (Enquiry Based Learning) to 500 students. Responsible for design, delivery, assessment and tutor training


I have taught a wide range of courses, from the medieval period through to contemporary writing, including courses on Virginia Woolf, an introductory theory course for first years; Shakespeare, Spenser and Donne. I have also taught undergraduate tutorials across all three years and across the whole range of the curriculum, both in UCD and prior to that at various colleges in the University of Oxford.


Language, literacy and gender in the early modern period - MA course (design, delivery and assessment)
Supervision of 15 MA theses to completion, on a range of early modern topics (including Marlowe's translations of Ovid, John White, Lady Mary Wroth, Petrarchanism)
Currently supervising three PhD students (one on queer theory, one on Katherine Philips and her Dublin Castle coterie, and one on the representation of prostitution in early modern England)
Internal examiner for three PhD theses in UCD
External examiner for two PhD theses (Oxford University and Birkbeck College, University of London)
Assessor for research applications, The Marsden Fund, New Zealand.


Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership