Lindsey McClure

Entry Year: 2019




University of Texas at Dallas: BA, Literary Studies and Arts & Performance; MA, Literature

My research centers Anglo-Irish literature of the long nineteenth century, with a particular focus on the Gothic and its folk and fairy tale influences. I am interested in the interactions between what we commonly think of as “literature” and the literary qualities of more everyday writing preserved in archives. I am also pursuing research that examines long-nineteenth-century engagement with “othered” ways of knowing, knowledge and belief systems outside of Enlightenment rationalism, capitalism, and secularism.

My interests include:

  • Victorian literature
  • Irish literature
  • Folklore
  • Religion, superstition, magic, rationality
  • The Gothic Archives
  • The Irish Famine (and its legacies)




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