Dr Elizabeth McCarthy
Elizabeth has published on books Fear (co-edited with Hebblethwaite, 2007); 1950s Popular Culture (co-edited with Murphy + Jones, 2011); and Gothic + Horror (co-edited with Murphy, forthcoming). Her articles and chapters on popular literature and culture appear in numerous publications. Co-founder/editor of Irish Journal of Gothic + Horror Studies.
|Lost Souls: 54 Overlooked and Neglected People of Gothic and Horror, co-editor with Bernice M. Murphy, McFarland||forthcoming|
|‘Oliphant and Woman’s Mourning’ in Companion to the Ghost Story, Routledge||forthcoming|
|‘Exotic Erotic: Tracing the Dark Roots of the Black Burlesque Performer’, in Gender and the Burlesque (Intellect Books||forthcoming|
|Carmilla, review, The Green Book: Writings on Irish Gothic, Supernatural and Fantastic Literature, Issue 4, Swan River Press, pp. 83-88||2014|
|‘Gothic Visuality in the Nineteenth Century’, in The Gothic World, ed. Glennis Byron + Dale Townshend, Routledge, pp.341-354||2013|
Elizabeth’s research activities and interests include genre studies; American noir fiction; New Wave Science Fiction; youth culture and rebellion in the mid-20th Century; literature and the visual arts; and sex and criminality in the Long 18th Century.
|Manuscript of Lost Souls: 54 Overlooked and Neglected People of Gothic and Horror has recently submitted to McFarland Publishing for final editing|
|Currently researching and writing paper for David Bowie Interart | text | media Conference, Lisbon, July||2016|
|Currently completing essay on Margaret Oliphant for Handbook to the Ghost Story, Routledge||forthcoming|
|Currently researching a monograph on Gothic Noir in American Domestic Suspense fiction|
As well as co-organising two international conferences held in TCD (2006 + 2008), Elizabeth has presented papers and given public lectures at both national and international conferences and venues (TCD; UCD; LSAD; Prague; Budapest; Oxford; Stirling; Lancaster; Antwerp).
|‘Big Hair and Derrière: 18th-Century Fashion and Sexuality from Amatory Fiction to The Periodical Press’ (TCD, Lunchtime Lecture Series, May)||2016|
|‘Total Nightmare’ (Bram Stoker Festival, Freemasons’ Hall, Dublin, October)||2015|
|‘“A voice from the tomb sweeter than song”: America’s 19th-Century Rural Cemeteries’ (International conference ‘Locating The Gothic’, Limerick School of Art and Design, October)||2014|
|‘Mean Streets, Dark Cities, Endless Night: The World of Noir Fiction’ (TCD, Staff/Post-grad Lecture Series)||2014|
|‘Exotic Erotic: Tracing the Dark Roots of the Black Burlesque Performer’ (‘G(u)ilt and Glitter: Economic Crisis and Burlesque in Ireland’, Boston College Ireland, Dublin, September)||2014|
Awards + Achievements
|Patrick Kavanagh Bursary, funding award||2015|
|TCD Association + Trust, funding awards||2012,2011,2010,2008,2006,2005|
|Costello Prize in English Literature, academic excellence award||2000|
|Richard F. Littledale Prize – Division 1, academic excellence award||2000|
The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.