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Professor Mary M. Burke
The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre

Friday 26 July | 9.45am | £8

The Scots-Irish Voice in America

This talk will explore the Scots-Irish voice in American fiction through the work of Ellen Glasgow, Edgar Allen Poe, Henry James and Frank Yerby.

Mary M. Burke is a Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA, and Director of its Irish Literature Concentration. In 2022, her book, “Race, Politics, and Irish-America: A Gothic History” was published by Oxford University Press UK.  Her public-facing and creative work has placed with NPR (National Public Radio), the Irish Times, RTÉ, and Faber. Prof. Burke has held Fellowships at Notre Dame and Boston College and is former chair of the Modern Language Association, Irish Literature Committee. A Graduate of Queen’s University Belfast (PhD) and Trinity College Dublin (BA), in 2022 she was nominated as a TCD Long Room Hub Fellow at her alma mater.