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Gerardine Meaney

Director

UCD Humanities Institute
Belfield, Dublin 4

Tel: (01) 716 4684
Email: gerardine.meaney@ucd.ie

Biography

Gerardine Meaney is Professor of Cultural Theory and Director of the UCD Humanities Institute.  Her current research interests are in  gender, ethnic and national identities in literature and culture and  the application of new digital methodologies to humanities research. 
She is the author of 
Reading the Irish Woman: Cultural Encounter and Exchange, 1714-1960, with Bernadette Whelan and Mary O'Dowd (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013); Gender, Ireland and Cultural Change (New York: Routledge, 2010) intro online;   Nora, Ireland into Film Series (Cork: Cork University Press and the Irish Film Institute, 2004); (Un)like Subjects: Women, Theory, Fiction (London and New York: Routledge, 1993; reissued Routledge Library Editions, 2012) and 26 articles and book chapters on gender and culture, from Joyce to The Wire. She was one of the major co-editors of the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing: Women's Writing and Traditions, volumes 4 and 5 (Cork: Cork University Press, 2002). 

 Her current major research project is 'Nation, Genre and Gender: A Comparative Social Network Analysis of Irish and English Fiction, 1800-1922¿, funded by the IRC.  Other digital projects include an iPad app of James Joyce's short story 'The Dead' and the 17 research demonstrator projects of the Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive. She had special responsibility for Joyce's Dublin and Irish Women Writer's of Children's Literature.  She is a member of the Management Committee of COST IS1203 In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe. Previous research projects include the Women in Modern Irish Culture databas , with Professor Maria Luddy (University of Warwick), funded by the AHRC, UK; Women in Public and Cultural Life in Twentieth Century Ireland with Dr Bernadette Whelan (University of Limerick) and Professor Mary O'Dowd (Queen's University Belfast), funded by the HEA North-South Research Collaboration Programme;  Inventing and Reinventing the Irish Woman  also with Dr Whelan  and Professor O'Dowd,  funded by IRCHSS. 

 She was was previously Vice-Principal for Research and Innovation in the College of Arts and Celtic Studies and  Director of the Centres for the Study of Gender, Culture and Identities and for Film Studies at UCD.

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Gerardine Meaney (2010) Culture, Creativity and Innovation: a Crisis in Perspective. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Cultural Dimensions of Innovation, UCD , 15-NOV-10 - 16-AUG-10.
Gerardine Meaney (2010) The Undercover Irishman: Race, Masculinity and Popular Culture. [Keynote Address], Irish Masculinities, Queen¿s University Belfast , 26-FEB-10 - 27-AUG-10.
Gerardine Meaney (2010) Gender, Ireland and Cultural Change. [Keynote Address], ¿Fins de siècles: Developments in Irish Culture, Literature and Society from the 1890s to the 1990s, KU Leuven , 06-SEP-10 - 10-SEP-10.
Gerardine Meaney (2011) Adaptation, gender and transnational identities in the films of Ang Lee and Neil Jordan. [Invited Lecture], Taiwan Studies and Irish Studies in Comparative Perspective Seminar Series, London School of Economics , 09-JUN-11 - 09-JUN-11.
Gerardine Meaney (2011) Inventing and Reinventing the Irish woman: Cultural Exchange, Production and Dissent. [Keynote Address], New Voices: Tradition and Dissent, UCD , 15-NOV-10 - 16-NOV-11.
Gerardine Meaney (2012) Crime Drama, Cultural Criticism and Contemporary Ireland. [Keynote Address], International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures annual conference, University of Concordia, Montreal, Canada , 30-JUL-13 - 03-AUG-16.
Gerardine Meaney (2012) 'Your father had his reasons': Crime Drama, Cultural Criticism and Cultural Exchange. [International Refereed Conference], American Conference of Irish Studies annual conference, Loyola University, New Orleans, US , 14-MAR-12 - 17-MAR-13.
Meaney, Gerardine, Karen Wade, Derek Greene (2015) Reconciling Distant and Close Reading: A Social Network Analysis of Phineas Finn. [International Refereed Conference], international Association for the Study of Irish Literatures annual conference, University of York , 20-JUL-15 - 24-JUL-15.
Meaney, Gerardine, Derek Greene, Maria Mulvany, Jennie Rothwell, and Karen Wade (2016) Revolutionary Networks: Joyce, Jacob and the Streets of Dublin. [Keynote Address], XV International AEDEI (Spanish Association for Irish Studies) Conference, University of Zaragoza, Spain , 26-MAY-16 - 28-AUG-16.
Gerardine Meaney and Derek Greene (2016) Reconciling Close and Distant Reading: Social Network Analysis of the Novel in the Long Nineteenth Century. [Invited Lecture], Doing Digital Humanities: Bridging the Gap between Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, FRIAS, University of Freiburg, Germany , 22-APR-16 - 23-APR-16.
Meaney, Gerardine and Derek Greene (2016) Social Network Data Analysis and the Nineteenth Century Novel. [Invited Oral Presentation], Women¿s Society in the Eighteenth Century, University of Warwick , 22-MAR-16 - 23-AUG-16.
Gerardine Meaney; (2009) From the Taboo to the Popular: Howard Brenton, The Romans in Britain and Spooks. [Invited Lecture], Irish Studies Symposium: Popular Culture and Revolution Queen Mary University of London, Queen Mary University of London , 20-JUN-09 - 20-JUN-09.
Gerardine Meaney, Mary O'Dowd, Bernadette Whelan ; (2009) Inventing and Re-Inventing the Irish Woman: External Influences on Gender Construction 1760-2005. [International Refereed Conference], European Federation of Centres and Associations of Irish Studies Conference, University of Vienna, University of Vienna , 03-SEP-09 - 06-SEP-09.
Gerardine Meaney; (2009) Spooks and London: Terror, Ethnicity and Liminality. [International Refereed Conference], Television Cities, Clinton Institute, UCD , 16-OCT-09 - 18-OCT-09.
Gerardine Meaney, Mary O'Dowd, Bernadette Whelan ; (2008) Inventing and Reinventing the Irish Woman. [Keynote Address], Image & Reality: Women in 19th and 20th Century Ireland, Queen's University Belfast , 03-APR-08 - 04-APR-08.
Gerardine Meaney; (2007) ¿Women in Modern Irish Culture Database¿, workshop. [International Refereed Conference],  International Association for the Study of Irish Literature Conference, UCD , 08-JUL-07 - 11-JUL-07.
Gerardine Meaney; (2007) From Marconi's Cottage. [International Refereed Conference], European Federation of Centres and Associations of Irish Studies, University of Seville, Seville, Spain , 13-DEC-07 - 15-DEC-07.
Gerardine Meaney; (2006) The Women in Modern Irish Culture Project. [International Refereed Conference], Geographies and Genders, ACIS Southern Regional, University of South Carolina , 08-MAR-06 - 09-MAR-06.
Gerardine Meaney; (2006) Orts, Waves and Fragments: New Physics, Narrative Time and Quotation in Between The Acts. [International Refereed Conference], British Society for Literature and Science0 , Inaugural Conference, University of Glasgow , 24-MAR-06 - 26-MAR-06.

Committees

Committee : IRCHSS DARIAH Steering Committee
Committee : Humanities Serving Irish Soctiery Consortium, Royal Irish Academy
Committee : Digital Humanities Observatory Advisory Committee, Royal Irish Academy
Committee : Academic Council Committee on Academic Centres
Committee : HII Oversight Committee
Committee : HII Board of Management
Committee : College Executive, College of Arts and Celtic Studies
Committee : Research IT Steering Group
Committee : Research Committee, College of Arts and Celtic Studies
Committee : Career Path / Training & Development Workstream, Research Careers Implementation Project
Committee : Advisory Board, Special Collections

Employment

Employer: Queen's University, Belfast
Position: Junior Research Fellow
Employer: Trinity College, Dublin
Position: Lecturer (temporary),
Employer: Department of English
Position: College Lecturer
Employer: Centre for Film Studies
Position: Acting Director
Employer: Centre for Film Studies
Position: Director
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Senior Lecturer

Education

Year 2007 Institution:
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1982 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 1984 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MA Subject:
Year 1990 Institution:
Qualification: PhD Subject:
         

Publications

Books

Gerardine Meaney (2012) (Un)Like Subjects: Women, Theory, Fiction. ROUTLEDGE LIBRARY EDITION. Oxford: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Gerardine Meaney, Mary O'Dowd, Bernadette Whelan (2013) Reading the Irishwoman: Studies in Cultural Encounter and Exchange, 1714-1960. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press. [Details]
Gerardine Meaney; (2010) Gender, Ireland and Cultural Change. New York: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Gerardine Meaney; (2004) Nora. Cork: Cork UP. [Details]
Meaney, G.; (1993) (Un)Like Subjects: Women, Theory, Fiction. : Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

Gerardine Meaney (2014) 'Race, Sex, and Nation: Virgin Mother Ireland' In: Noreen Giffney and Margrit Shildrick (eds). Theory on the Edge: Irish Studies and the Politics of Sexual Difference. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. , pp.25-44 Available Online [Details]
Gerardine Meaney (2015) 'Joyce in Contemporary Culture and Criticism' In: Anne Fogarty and Fran O'Rourke (eds). Voices on Joyce. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
Harold Bloom, ed.; (2009) 'Long Day¿s Journey into Night: Modernism, Postmodernism and Maternal Loss' In: Harold Bloom, ed.; (eds). Long Day¿s Journey into Night ( Bloom¿s Critical Interpretations). New York: Chelsea House. Available Online [Details]
Claire Bracken and Susan Cahill, eds.; (2011) 'Waking the Dead: Antigone, Ismene and Anne Enright¿s Narrators in Mourning' In: Claire Bracken and Susan Cahill, eds.; (eds). Anne Enright. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. , pp.145-164 Available Online [Details]
Gerardine Meaney; (2007) 'Not Irish Enough? Masculinity and Ethnicity in The Wire and Rescue me' In: Gerardine Meaney; (eds). Postmodernism and Irish Popular Culture. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
Gerardine Meaney; (2007) 'Engendering the Postmodern Canon: The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Women's Writing and TRaditions' In: Gerardine Meaney; (eds). Opening the Field. Cork: Cork UP. [Details]
Gerardine Meaney; (2006) 'Dead, White, Male: Irishness in Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer' In: Gerardine Meaney; (eds). The Irish in US. Chicago: Duke University Press. [Details]
Gerardine Meaney; (2005) 'Kate O'Brien' In: Gerardine Meaney; (eds). The UCD Aesthetic. Dublin: New Island Press. [Details]
Gerardine Meaney; (2005) 'The Devil's Own Patriot Games: Ireland and the Hollywood Action Thriller ' In: Gerardine Meaney; (eds). Representing the Troubles. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
Meaney, G.; (2000) 'History and Womens Time: Heroes and Villains' In: New Casebooks Series, Macmillan, 2000 (eds). Angela Carter: Contemporary Critical Essays, ed. Alison Eastman. , pp.84-106 [Details]
Meaney, G.; (2000) 'Film Form, Narrative and Genre' In: Margaret Kelleher (eds). Making It New: essays on the Revised Leaving Certificate Syllabus. *: Lilliput Press. , pp.235-250 [Details]
Claire Bracken and Susan Cahill, eds.; (2011) 'Waking the Dead: Antigone, Ismene and Anne Enright¿s Narrators in Mourning' In: Claire Bracken and Susan Cahill, eds.; (eds). Anne Enright. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. , pp.145-164 Available Online [Details]
Meaney, G.; (1995) 'History Gasps: Myth in Contemporary Irish Women's Poetry' In: Colin Smyth (eds). in Kenneally, M, (ed) Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature, Studies in Contemporary Irish Literature, vol 2. London: *. [Details]
Harold Bloom, ed.; (2009) 'Long Day¿s Journey into Night: Modernism, Postmodernism and Maternal Loss' In: Harold Bloom, ed.; (eds). Long Day¿s Journey into Night ( Bloom¿s Critical Interpretations). New York: Chelsea House. Available Online [Details]
Meaney, G.; (1994) 'Sex and Nation: Women in Irish Culture and Politics' In: Smyth, Ailbhe (eds). Women's Studies in Ireland: A Reader. Dublin: Attic. , pp.230-244 [Details]
Meaney, G.; (1990) 'Sex and Nation: Women in Irish Culture and Politics Dublin: Attic Press, 1990 (pamphlet)' In: Meaney, G.; (eds). LIP Pamphlets. Dublin: Attic Press. [Details]

Edited Books

Bourke, S. Kilfeather, M. Luddy, M. MacCurtain, G. Meaney, M. Ní Dhonnchadha, M.O¿Dowd and C. Will (Ed.). (2002) The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing: Women¿s Writing and Traditions, Vol. V. Cork: Cork UP. [Details]
Bourke, S. Kilfeather, M. Luddy, M. MacCurtain, G. Meaney, M. Ní Dhonnchadha, M.O¿Dowd and C. Will (Ed.). (2002) The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing: Women¿s Writing and Traditions, Vol. IV. Cork: Cork UP. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Meaney, G; (2000) 'Decadence, degeneration and revolting aesthetics: The fiction of Emily Lawless and Katherine Cecil Thurston'. Colby Quarterly, 36 (2):157-175. [Details]
Meaney, G; (2006) 'The sons of Cuchulainn: Violence, the family, and the Irish canon'. Eire-Ireland, 41 :242-261. [Details]
Gerardine Meaney; (2007) 'Race, Sex and Nation'. The Irish Review, . [Details]
Gerardine Meaney; (2006) 'The Sons of Cuchulainn: Violence, the Family and Irish Canons'. Eire-Ireland, . [Details]
Gerardine Meaney; (2004) 'Regendering Modernism: the Woman Artist in Irish Women's Fiction'. Women, 15 (1):67-92. [Details]
Gerardine Meaney; (2004) 'Nora: Biography, Biopics and Adaptation as Interpretation'. Film and Film Culture, 3 :77-87. [Details]
Meaney, G.; (2000) 'Penelope, or, myths unravelling: writing, orality and abjection in Ulysses'. Textual Practice, 14 (3):519-529. [Details]
Meaney, G.; (1998) 'Landscapes of Desire: Women and Ireland on Film, Women: a cultural review'. Women, 9 (3):238-251. [Details]
Meaney, G.; (1997) 'Territory and Transgression: History, Nationality and Sexuality in Kate OBriens Fiction''. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, 2 (2):77-93. [Details]
Meaney, G.; (1993) 'Myth, history and the politics of subjectivity: Eavan Boland and Irish women's writing'. Women, 4 (2):136-153. [Details]
Meaney, G.; (1993) 'New Books on Feminism'. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 1 (2):336-344. [Details]
Meaney, G.; (1991) 'Long Day's Journey into Night: Modernism, Post-Modernism and Maternal Loss'. Irish University Review, 21 (2). [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Meaney, Gerardine, Derek Greene, and Karen Wade (2015) Social Network Analysis and the Novel: Nation, Gender, Genre Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts [Details]
Grayson, Siobhán, Karen Wade, Gerardine Meaney, Jennie Rothwell, Maria Mulvany, and Derek Greene (2016) Discovering Structure in Social Networks of 19th Century Fiction Web Science 2016 Hamburg, Germany, Available Online [Details]
Gerardine Meaney; (2005) ¿Dark Imaginings and White Anxieties¿ \i Gender, Globalization and Citizenship0 University of Huelva (Spain), , 14-MAY-05 - 16-MAY-05 [Details]
   

Editorial

Gerardine Meaney (2014) James Joyce-The Dead. Editorial [Details]
                           

Reviews

MEANEY, G (1993) NEW BOOKS ON FEMINISM. Reviews [Details]
                                                     

Research

Research Interests

Digital Cultures
Gender 
Cultural Change 
Cultural Memory 


Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Completion and publication of IVRLA outputs
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-10
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI C4 HSIS: Digital Records Programme Coordination
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-13 / 30-SEP-13
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Nation, Genre and Gender: A Comparative Social Network Analysis of the Irish and English Fiction, 1800-1922.
Start Date / End Date : 02-DEC-13 / 01-DEC-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The Future of Data Humanities: Applying Literary Scholarship and Data Analytics to the British Library Labs Corpus
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-16 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Gender, Culture and History: International, National and Local Contexts, 1922-70
Start Date / End Date : 03-MAR-08 / 31-AUG-12
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Re-inventing Irish Woman
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-07 / 31-AUG-10
Sponsor : Arts and Humanities Research Board, UK
Title : Women in Modern Irish Culture Bibliographical Database
Start Date / End Date : 31-MAR-05 / 30-MAR-07
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : Women in Public and Cultural Life in Twentieth Century Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 06-OCT-03 / 05-OCT-06
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Candidate: Ruth Barton .'Whatever they are... They're not Church of England.' Comic stereotypes in British Cinema: Jennifer Smith
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-00 / 30-SEP-01
 

Current Postgraduate Students

Ran Mei, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Iseult Fox, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Will Pearson, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Professor Padraig Cunningham, Insight
Dr Derek Greene, Insight