Zara Blake

First name: 
Zara
Family name: 
Blake
Country: 
Ireland
Institution: 
Dublin City University
Department: 
SALIS
Short description: 

I am a researcher of Comparative Literature in DCU. I graduated from University College Dublin with joint majors in Irish and English. I am also a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, where I completed an MPhil in Comparative Literature.

Languages: 
English Irish
Teaching areas: 

Irish Language

Research areas: 

I am currently researching the comparative relationship between Irish language and African-American writers. Both minority groups have a shared history and both suffered similar effects because of subjugation and colonial rule. Irish language and African-American writers acknowledge each other in their literature. I hope to deconstruct national and group stereotypes using imagology and illustrate the dangers of stereotyping. I feel that this is necessary in any multi-cultural society in the 21st Century.

Conferences: 

CLAI 2009

CLAI 2010