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Dr. Sinead Mc Dermott

Research Interests

Feminist critical and cultural theory; contemporary women's writing; contemporary literature; gender and cultural memory

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2002 University of Limerick - Lecturer
  • 1999 Free University of Amsterdam - Lecturer in English
  • 1998 University College Scarborough - Lecturer in English

Education

  • 1999 University of Strathclyde - Ph.D.
  • 1993 Lancaster University - M.A.
  • 1992 Queen's University, Belfast - B.A.

Publications

Book Chapters

2013

Daughters of the House of Shame
Sinead McDermott
(2013) Daughters of the House of Shame
In The Female Face of Shame; Bloomington : Indiana University Press pp. 119-131

2011

The Double Wound: Shame and Trauma in Joy Kogawa's Obasan
McDermott, S.
(2011) The Double Wound: Shame and Trauma in Joy Kogawa's Obasan
In Sexed Sentiments: Interdisciplinary Essays on Gender and Emotion; Amsterdam : Rodopi

2006

Mary Morrissy's Maternal Subject
McDermott, S
(2006) Mary Morrissy's Maternal Subject
In Single Motherhood in Twentieth-Century Ireland: Cultural, Historical and Social Essays; pp. 195-212

2000

'Putting Myself in Her Place: Identity, Identification and Irishness in Nuala O'Faolain's _Are You Somebody?_ and Margaret Atwood's _Alias Grace_'
McDermott, S
(2000) 'Putting Myself in Her Place: Identity, Identification and Irishness in Nuala O'Faolain's _Are You Somebody?_ and Margaret Atwood's _Alias Grace_'
In Devolving Identities: Feminist Readings in Home and Belonging; pp. 110-127

Peer Reviewed Journals

2006

The ethics of postmemory in Bobbie Ann Mason's 'In Country'
McDermott, S
(2006) The ethics of postmemory in Bobbie Ann Mason's 'In Country'
In Journal Of The Midwest Modern Language Association; pp. 5-+

2006

Notes on the afterlife of feminist criticism
McDermott, S
(2006) Notes on the afterlife of feminist criticism
In Pmla-Publications Of The Modern Language Association Of America; pp. 1729-1734
DOI: 10.1632/pmla.2006.121.5.1729

2006

Kate Atkinson's Family Romance: Missing Mothers and Hidden Histories in _Behind the Scenes at the Museum""
McDermott, S
(2006) Kate Atkinson's Family Romance: Missing Mothers and Hidden Histories in _Behind the Scenes at the Museum""
In Critical Survey; pp. 67-78

2004

Future-perfect: Gender, nostalgia, and the not yet presented in Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping
McDermott, S
(2004) Future-perfect: Gender, nostalgia, and the not yet presented in Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping
In Journal Of Gender Studies; pp. 259-270
DOI: 10.1080/0958923042000287876

2003

'Maternal belongings and the question of home" in Mary Morrissy's _Mother of Pearl_'"
McDermott, S
(2003) 'Maternal belongings and the question of home" in Mary Morrissy's _Mother of Pearl_'"
In Feminist Theory; pp. 263-282

2002

Memory, nostalgia, and gender in A Thousand Acres
McDermott, S
(2002) Memory, nostalgia, and gender in A Thousand Acres
In Signs; pp. 389-407
DOI: 10.1086/340916

Other Journals

2008

Gendered Spaces in Bobbie Ann Mason's In Country
McDermott, S.
(2008) Gendered Spaces in Bobbie Ann Mason's In Country
In Revista Leitura; pp. 121-148

Conference Publications

2008

Gender and Emotions: An International, Interdisciplinary Workshop
McDermott, Sinead
(2008) Gender and Emotions: An International, Interdisciplinary Workshop

2008

Literature and Silence
McDermott, Sinead
(2008) Literature and Silence

2006

The Contemporary Women¿s Writing Network Conference, For Love or Money? Contemporary Women¿s Fiction in the Marketplace,¿
McDermott, Sinead
(2006) The Contemporary Women¿s Writing Network Conference, For Love or Money? Contemporary Women¿s Fiction in the Marketplace,¿
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

Gender, Memory and Modernity Dayschool
McDermott, Sinead
(2005) Gender, Memory and Modernity Dayschool
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

Near and Dear: Gender, Generation and Genealogy: Friends and Family Figures in Contemporary Fiction
McDermott, Sinead
(2005) Near and Dear: Gender, Generation and Genealogy: Friends and Family Figures in Contemporary Fiction
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

Gendering Citizenship and Globalization
McDermott, Sinead
(2005) Gendering Citizenship and Globalization
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

Midwest Modern Language Association 47th Annual Convention: 'Memory, Home, Exile'
McDermott, Sinead
(2005) Midwest Modern Language Association 47th Annual Convention: 'Memory, Home, Exile'
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2004

Dayschool on Gender, Memory and Oral History / Narratives of the Self
McDermott, Sinead
(2004) Dayschool on Gender, Memory and Oral History / Narratives of the Self
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2004

Unmarried Mothers in Twentieth-Century Ireland: Cultural Reflections
McDermott, Sinead
(2004) Unmarried Mothers in Twentieth-Century Ireland: Cultural Reflections
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2003

Feminist Transitions: Social, Cultural and Global
McDermott, Sinead
(2003) Feminist Transitions: Social, Cultural and Global
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2003

Hystorical Fictions
McDermott, Sinead
(2003) Hystorical Fictions
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2002

Re-imagining Communities
McDermott, Sinead
(2002) Re-imagining Communities
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2002

Beyond Sex and Gender- The Future for Women's Studies? Women's Studies Network (UK) Association 15th Annual Conference
McDermott, Sinead
(2002) Beyond Sex and Gender- The Future for Women's Studies? Women's Studies Network (UK) Association 15th Annual Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2001

Research School on Cultural Norms and Values
McDermott, Sinead
(2001) Research School on Cultural Norms and Values
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2001

Anglo-Fem Dayschool
McDermott, Sinead
(2001) Anglo-Fem Dayschool
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2001

Odysseys -- International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures conference 2001
McDermott, Sinead
(2001) Odysseys -- International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures conference 2001
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2000

Dept of English Seminar Series
McDermott, Sinead
(2000) Dept of English Seminar Series
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2000

Devolving Identities Dayschool
McDermott, Sinead
(2000) Devolving Identities Dayschool
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

1999

Frontiers of Memory
McDermott, Sinead
(1999) Frontiers of Memory
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

1998

VII Annual Cross-Currents Conference, Spaces in Literature and Film
McDermott, Sinead
(1998) VII Annual Cross-Currents Conference, Spaces in Literature and Film
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

1998

Sexing the Nation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Belonging
McDermott, Sinead
(1998) Sexing the Nation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Belonging
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

1997

Transformations
McDermott, Sinead
(1997) Transformations
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

1996

City Limits
McDermott, Sinead
(1996) City Limits
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

1995

Post-Theory
McDermott, Sinead
(1995) Post-Theory
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

Book Reviews

2005

Review of Sonia Villegas-Lopez and Beatriz Domingues-Garcia, eds, Literature, Gender, Space
McDermott, S.
(2005) Review of Sonia Villegas-Lopez and Beatriz Domingues-Garcia, eds, Literature, Gender, Space
In Atlantis;