Maureen O’Connor

University College Cork, Ireland

Maureen O’Connor lectures in English at University College Cork, Ireland. She has published widely in the area of Irish Studies and has edited and co-edited several collection, most recently a special issue of theCanadian Journal of Irish Studies, co-edited with Derek Gladwin, “Irish Studies and the Environmental Humanities” (2018). She is the author of The Female and the Species: The Animal in Irish Women’s Writing (2010) and has recently completed a literary study of the fiction of Edna O’Brien. She is currently researching the links between animal advocacy and national politics in the work of first-wave Irish feminists.