Irish Research Council award for PhD research on Marian Keyes

30 Aug 2021

Maria Butler, a PhD student with the School of English and Digital Humanities, has been awarded an IRC Enterprise Partnership Postgraduate Scholarship for her project 'Marian Keyes and the Irish Socio-Literary Landscape: A Critical Analysis using Close and Distant Reading'

The project is supported by and will be carried out in partnership with the National Library of Ireland, which received a digital archive donated by the bestselling novelist in 2019.


This study is an interdisciplinary analysis of the work of Marian Keyes, joining digital methods with feminist literary-critical approaches and close textual analysis. It aims to broaden the scope of Irish literary criticism by using computer-assisted critical methods to analyse the work of a commercially successful but critically neglected author. The research will be supervised by Dr Clíona Ó Gallchoir (English) and Dr James O’Sullivan (Digital Humanities).


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