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Dr. Ann L. Patten

College Writing


BSc in Business, BA in English, MSc in Multimedia, PhD in English


American Literature, English Literature 1750-1950, Romanticism, Realism and the Novel, Victorianism, D.H. Lawrence, Post-colonial Literature, Irish Writing, Poetry, Literature and Sexualities, Composition and Research Skills.


Studying Literature, College Writing, Academic Support, Arts Learning Labs.


The MLA 2011 and 2008; The American Literature Association 2011;  A Ghostly Genre, Trinity College Dublin, 2008;  Edith Wharton Conference, 2008; European Association for American Studies, 2008.


“Edith Wharton’s Guide to Novel-writing in Hudson River Bracketed and The Gods Arrive” for The Edith Wharton Review 27.2 (Fall 2011). 

“Edith Wharton’s Wartime Ghost Stories” in A Ghostly Genre: Short Fiction and the Supernatural, Four Courts (2010).  216-228.

“Spectres of Capitalism and Democracy in Edith Wharton’s Early Ghost Stories” for The Edith Wharton Review 25.2 (Spring 2009): 1-8.

Reviews in The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies Edith Wharton. The Triumph of Night and Other Tales (2008); October 2006; Bernice M. Murphy ed. Shirley Jackson: Essays on the Literary Legacy (2005) 

Dr. Michael Kane

Introduction to Fiction


BA MA Dip Trans Dr Phil


Literature, particularly Fiction, Literary and Cultural Theory

Specific modules: BA Film, Literature and Drama: Introduction to Fiction; History of the Novel Novel; Contemporary Critical Theory; Cultural Studies; Twentieth Century Irish Literature. BA Media and Cultural Studies: Social Theory I and II.


Lecturer, Module Leader


Critical Theory Reading Group (ongoing), Papers given at Royal Irish Academy conference on Intertextuality among others


Modern Men: Mapping Masculinity in English and German Literature 1880 – 1930

London and New York: Cassell, October 1999.


“Entgrenzung, Grenzüberschreitung und Ausgrenzung um 1900 oder Gender, Geography and Orientation”, Reisen im Diskurs: Modelle der literarischen Fremderfahrung von den Pilgerberichten bis zur Postmoderne, Anne Fuchs, Theo Harden (eds.), Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 1995, pp. 521-41.

“Insiders/ Outsiders: Joseph Conrad’s The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’ and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Modern Language Review, Jan. 1997, vol. 92, no. 1, pp. 1-21.

“From Ghetto to Nation: Hofmannsthal’s Poetics of Assimilation”, Ghetto Writing: Traditional and Eastern Jewry in German-Jewish Literature from Heine to Hilsenrath, Anne Fuchs and Florian Krobb (eds.), Columbia: Camden House, 1999, pp. 140-155.

“Richard Huelsenbeck’s ‘Ende der Welt’”, Poetry Project: Irish Germanists Interpret German Verse, Florian Krobb and Jeffrey Morrison (eds.), Oxford, Bern, Bruxelles …: Peter Lang, 2003.

“The Exploring Masculinities Programme for Schools”, (Website of the National Council for Curriculum Assessment) July 2001.

“Jack London”, for American Masculinities, a Historical Encyclopaedia Sage Publications, 2003.

“The Current Position of German in Institutes of Technology in Ireland”, Report compiled by Michael Kane, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, June 2003.

Literary Translations

Richard von Schaukal: The Life and Opinions of Andreas von Balthesser, Dandy and Dilettante, Riverside, CA: Ariadne, 2002

DADA Poetry and Prose for Dawn Ades (ed.), The Dada Reader: A Critical Anthology, London: Tate Publishing, 2006

Other Published Translations

Helmut Merschmann, Tim Burton: The Life and Films of a Visionary Director, London: Titan Books, 2000.

Peter Körte and Georg Seesslen, Joel and Ethan Coen, New York: Proscenium, 2001 (with R. Mulholland).

Otto Pöggeler, “The Heidegger  - Heisenberg  Dispute”, The International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Vol. 1, no. 1, pp.21-48.

Beate Rössler, “Subjects at cross purposes: the debate between Feminism and Postmodernism”, in The European Journal of Philosophy.

Gerhard Neuner, "The 'Key Qualifications' of Intercultural Understanding and the Rudiments of Intercultural Language Teaching", The Notion of Intercultural Understanding in the Context of German as a Foreign Language, Arnd Witte and Theo Harden (eds.), Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., New York, Wien: Peter Lang Verlag 2000.

Conference Papers

“Entgrenzung, Grenzüberschreitung und Ausgrenzung um 1900 oder Gender, Geography and Orientation”, at the conference on travel literature organized by the German Dept., U.C.D., 10-12 March 1994.

“Putting sexuality on the map”, at the National Postgraduate Colloquium in Sheffield also in March 1994.

“The male myth of the nation in German and English Literature of the 1920s”, at the conference on “Cross currents in literature: myth and national identity”, at the School of Language and Literature of University College Cork, 17 February 1996.

“Derrida vor ‘Vor dem Gesetz’: Kafka’s philosophical parable and Derrida’s literary text”, at the conference on Metafiction hosted by the School of Language and Literature of University College Cork, 26 April 1997.

“Kristeva’s Intertextuality, Bakhtin’s Carnival and DADA”, at the Royal Irish Academy conference on Intertextuality, 8 November 1997.

“Modern Men in Modern Literature’, seminar given to students of the English Department, UCD, December 1999.

“Shopping and Clucking: Consumption and its critics”, Dublin Business School Research Seminar, March 2008

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