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Dr Maggie O’Neill Profile

Dr Maggie O’Neill researches twentieth century and contemporary Irish literature and culture, with special interests in ageing studies and the medical humanities. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in NUI Galway on the Gender-Net Plus ERA-Net project 'Gendering Age: Representations of Masculinities and Ageing in Contemporary European Literatures and Cinemas'. She was previously Project Coordinator for the Gender ARC research consortium in the University of Limerick. Before that, she lectured in English at the University of Limerick. Earlier roles include Project Fellow in Digital Arts and Humanities in the An Foras Feasa research institute; Lecturer in College Writing (NU in Ireland) at DBS; Seminar Leader (feminism, postmodernism & Irish studies) at Maynooth University. She is Co-Editor of Polyphone: Journal of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists.

Publications

Articles

O’Neill, Margaret and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, ‘Editorial: Women and Ageing: Private Meaning, Social Lives’, Life Writing, special issue on ‘Women and Ageing: Private Meaning, Social Lives’, eds. Margaret O’Neill and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, 16:1 (2019), pp. 1-8.

O’Neill, Margaret, ‘Kate O’Brien: A Portrait of the Author in Older Age’, Nordic Irish Studies Journal, special issue on ‘Women and Ageing in Irish Literature and Film’, eds. Margaret O’Neill and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, 17:1 (2018), pp. 161-173.

O’Neill, Margaret and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, ‘Introduction: Women and Ageing in Irish Writing, Drama and Film’, Nordic Irish Studies Journal, special issue on ‘Women and Ageing in Irish Writing, Drama and Film’, eds. Margaret O’Neill and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, 17:1 (2018), pp. 1-12.

O’Neill, Margaret, ‘Angina Pectoris, Emotions and Kate O’Brien’s Mary Lavelle’, Irish University Review, special issue on Kate O’Brien, ed. Paige Reynolds, 48:1 (2018), pp. 23-38. (Feature article)

’Neill, Margaret, ‘Transformative Tales for Recessionary Times: Emma Donoghue’s Room and Marian Keyes’ The Brightest Star in the Sky’, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, special issue on ‘Recessionary Imaginings: Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and Contemporary Women’s Writing’, eds. Claire Bracken and Tara Harney-Mahajan, 28:1 (2016), pp. 55-74.

O’Neill, Margaret, ‘A Bionian Reading of the Mother in Anne Enright’s The Green Road’, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, special issue on ‘Wilfred Bion: Here, There and in-Between’, eds. Lisa Baraitser and Stephen Hartman, 17:3 (2016), pp. 181-90.

O’Neill, Margaret, ‘You Can Still Have It All, But Just in Moderation: Neoliberal Gender and Post Celtic-Tiger Recession Lit’, Assuming Gender, special issue on ‘Neoliberal Gender, Neoliberal Sex’, 5:1 (2015), pp. 58-83.

Book Chapters

(Forthcoming) O’Neill, Margaret and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, ‘Ageing Families and Generational Connections in Contemporary Irish Writing’, The New Irish Studies: Twenty-First Century Critical Revisions, ed. Paige Reynolds, Cambridge University Press, 2019.

(Forthcoming) O’Neill, Margaret, ‘Marian Keyes’, Twenty-first Century Irish Fiction Writers, ed. Michael Molino, a volume of the Dictionary of Literary Biography.

O’Neill, Margaret, ‘That Limerick Lady: Exploring the Relationship between Kate O’Brien and her City’, Irish Urban Fictions, eds. Maria Beville and Deirdre Flynn, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp. 45- 61.

McGlynn, Cathy, Margaret O’Neill and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, ‘Introduction’, Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture: Reflections, Refractions, Reimaginings, eds., Cathy McGlynn, Margaret O’Neill and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp. 1-20.

O’Neill, Margaret, ‘“This is How Time Unfolds When You Are Old”: Ageing, Subjectivity and Joseph O’Connor’s Ghost Light’, Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture: Reflections, Refractions, Reimaginings, eds., Cathy McGlynn, Margaret O’Neill and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp. 289-302.

O’Neill, Margaret, ‘The Caoineadh, Psychoanalytic Theory and Contemporary Irish Writing’, Folklore and Irish Writing, eds., Anne Markey and Anne O’Connor, Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2014, pp. 191-203.

Edited Collections

O’Neill, Margaret and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, eds., special issue on ‘Ageing Women: Private Meaning, Social Lives’, Life Writing, 16:1, 2019.

O’Neill, Margaret and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, eds., special issue on Women and Ageing in Irish Writing, Drama and Film, Nordic Irish Studies Journal, 17:1, 2018.

McGlynn, Cathy, Margaret O’Neill and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, eds., Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture: Reflections, Refractions, Reimaginings, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.