Siobhán Purcell’s research primarily focuses on representations of disability, impairment and decadence in Irish literature. In 2016 she completed her Irish Research Council-funded PhD thesis on the subject of disability in Beckett’s prose, poetry, and translations (1928-1945).  Her work has been published in Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui, Breac, Dublin James Joyce Journal and the James Joyce Literary Supplement. She is currently expanding her research to include a number of Irish authors. In addition to present work on Samuel Beckett, she has forthcoming articles on James Joyce, Brian O’Nolan, Lucia Joyce, and Lynda Radley.