Kate Kirwan

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Kate Kirwan is currently undertaking her doctorate in American historical fiction at University College Cork, under the joint supervision of Dr. Alan Gibbs and Dr. Lee Jenkins.  Her work engages with aspects of postmodern historiography, using a range of historical novels from the 19th to the 21st centuries to demonstrate how historical fiction uses narratives of the past to question and critique contemporary American society.

Kate has served two consecutive terms (2009-2011) as the postgraduate co-chair for the Irish Association for American Studies, and has been the organizer of two successful postgraduate symposiums hosted by the Association.

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