Dearbhla McGrath

First name: 
Dearbhla
Family name: 
McGrath
Country: 
Ireland
Institution: 
Dublin City University
Department: 
SALIS
Short description: 

PhD student in Comparative Literature

School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies

Dublin City University

Languages: 
English, French
Research areas: 



 

  • Comparative Literature, English & French
  • 17th century French Literature, les contes de fées (fairy tales)
  • 20th and 21st century fairy-tale re-writings (French and English)
  • L'Ecriture féminine (Women’s writing)
  • Translation of Children’s Literature
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Approaches: Comparative, Socio-Literary, Reception Theory, Intertextuality
  • Authors: 17th century; Mme d’Aulnoy, Mme Leprince de Beaumont, Charles Perrault, Mme de Villeneuve
  • 20th and 21st century; Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Emma Donoghue, Tanith Lee, Robin McKinley, Marina Warner

 

 




 

Conferences: 

 

Comparative Literature Association of Ireland Postgraduate Symposium, University of Limerick, 26-27 November 2010. Title of Paper; Weaving Words; The Subjective Role of Gender in the work of Robin McKinley.

Écrivaines Irlandaises / Irish Women Writers conference, organised by the Groupe de Recherche en Études Irlandaises (ERIBIA-GREI), Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, France, 5-6 November 2010. Title of paper ; Marginal Identities ; Representations of Sexuality in the work of Emma Donoghue.

 

 

Self, Selves and Sexuality; The First Irish International Conference in Sexuality Studies, Dublin City University, 19-20 March 2010. Title of paper; Monstrous Sexualities, Peau d’âne – The Forgotten Tale?

 

 

The Third International Congress of the European Network for Comparative Literary Studies-Transformations of the European Landscape: Encounters between the Self and the Other, Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania, 11-13 September 2009. Title of paper; Changing Attitudes towards Gender in Europe A Comparative Analysis of Fairy Tales Written by Women. (www.eurolit.net)

 

 

The International Congress of Comparative Literature and the Teaching of Literature and Language-A Comparative Analysis of folk tales; A Multicultural Perspective, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, 29 April 1 May 2009. Title of paper; The Role of Metamorphosis and Gender in Fairy Tales Social Commentary in the works of Mme dAulnoy, Angela Carter and Marie Darrieussecq. (www://caft.info)

Journée des Doctorants de l’ADEFFI , ADEFFI Postgraduate Symposium, 25 April 2009. Title of paper; The Fairy Tale Link between Mme d’Aulnoy and Marie Darrieussecq. (www.adeffi.ie)

 

 

Publications: 

 

Publications

 

McGrath, Dearbhla (2009) The Role of Metamorphosis and Gender in Fairy Tales Social Commentary in the works of Mme dAulnoy, Angela Carter and Marie Darrieussecq The International Congress of Comparative Literature and the Teaching of Literature and Language-A Comparative Analysis of folk tales; A Multicultural Perspective Conference Proceedings

 

 

Forthcoming Publications

McGrath, Dearbhla (2009) Changing Attitudes towards Gender in Europe A Comparative Analysis of Fairy Tales Written by Women,  Acta litteraria comparativa Transformations of the European Landscape: Encounters between the Self and the Other. Vilnius: Vilnius Pedagogical University Press, 2010. ISSN 1822-5608

 

 

Submitted for Publication

McGrath, Dearbhla (2010) Monstrous Sexualities; Peau d’âne, The Forgotten Tale Self, Selves and Sexuality Conference, SALIS and School of Nursing, DCU