Dr Oona Frawley

English

Lecturer / Assistant Professor; First Year Co-ordinator

Iontas Building
0.42 Iontas
(01) 708 4645

Biography

Born in NYC to Irish-actor parents, Oona has lived in Ireland full-time since completing her Ph.D. at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York. She has held post-doctoral fellowships at Queen's University Belfast and Trinity College Dublin, and has lectured in the Department of English at Maynooth University since 2008. Oona's research interests lie in Irish Studies, particularly of the late 19th and 20th centuries; in Memory and Trauma Studies; in ecocriticism; and in writings of New Zealand and Australia. Oona is currently writing a book on postcolonial ecocriticism, comparing Irish, American, Australian and New Zealand literature for attitudes towards land development, waste, and the environment.

She has supervised students working on transnational literature, trauma studies, and ecocriticism, and is currently supervising a project on trauma, identity and ethics in mid-20th century Irish writing. As of 2019, she is also supervising creative writing PhDs and would welcome proposals in her academic research fields and in creative writing.

Oona is also a fiction writer. A Hennessy Award nominee, her first novel, Flight (2014), was the first publication of the acclaimed Tramp Press and was nominated for an Irish Book Award and a Literary Fiction Award. Her next novel is entitled My Amygdala, Charging, and she is currently writing another novel, All the Places I Was Not Born. She is represented by Lucy Luck at C&W. 


Books

  Year Publication
2014 Flight.
Dr Oona Frawley (2014) Flight. : Tramp Press. [Details]
2014 Memory Ireland Volume 3: The Famine and the Troubles.
Dr Oona Frawley (2014) Memory Ireland Volume 3: The Famine and the Troubles. : Syracuse University Press. [Details]
2014 James Joyce and Cultural Memory.
Frawley, Oona (2014) James Joyce and Cultural Memory. : Syracuse University Press. [Details]
2012 Memory Ireland Volume 2: Diaspora and Memory Practices.
Dr Oona Frawley (2012) Memory Ireland Volume 2: Diaspora and Memory Practices. : Syracuse University Press. [Details]
2010 Irish Cultural Memory Volumes 1: History and Modernity.
Frawley, Oona (2010) Irish Cultural Memory Volumes 1: History and Modernity. : Syracuse University Press. [Details]
2005 Selected Essays of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.
Dr Oona Frawley (2005) Selected Essays of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. : New Island Books. [Details]
2005 New Dubliners.
Dr Oona Frawley (2005) New Dubliners. : New Island Books. [Details]
2005 Irish Pastoral.
Dr Oona Frawley (2005) Irish Pastoral. : Irish Academic Press. [Details]
2004 A New & Complex Sensation: Essays on Joyce's Dubliners.
Dr Oona Frawley (2004) A New & Complex Sensation: Essays on Joyce's Dubliners. : The Lilliput Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2011 '‘Irish and Australian Historical Fiction: National Narration in Global Postcolonial Contexts’'
Dr Oona Frawley (2011) '‘Irish and Australian Historical Fiction: National Narration in Global Postcolonial Contexts’' In: Exhuming Passions: the Pressures of the Past in Ireland and Australia. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
2009 'The Shadow of the Glen and Riders to the Sea'
Frawley, Oona (2009) 'The Shadow of the Glen and Riders to the Sea' In: The Cambridge Companion to JM Synge. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. [Details]
2008 '‘Kavanagh and the Irish Pastoral Tradition’'
Dr Oona Frawley (2008) '‘Kavanagh and the Irish Pastoral Tradition’' In: Patrick Kavanagh. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
2008 'Colm Toíbin and Cultural Memory'
Dr Oona Frawley (2008) 'Colm Toíbin and Cultural Memory' In: Colm Toíbin: Reading Ambiguities. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]
2002 '‘Yeats, Synge, and the Inheritance of Nostalgia’'
Dr Oona Frawley (2002) '‘Yeats, Synge, and the Inheritance of Nostalgia’' In: New Voices in Irish Criticism 3. Dublin: Four Courts. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication

Dr Oona Frawley . [Details]
2013 '‘Global Civil War, Colonialism and Terrorist Discourse in The Wasted Vigil’'
Dr Oona Frawley (2013) '‘Global Civil War, Colonialism and Terrorist Discourse in The Wasted Vigil’'. Textual Practice, 46 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Spensers Trace'
Dr Oona Frawley (2008) 'Spensers Trace'. NEW HIBERNIA REVIEW, 12 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 '‘Possession: Imagining Landscapes’'
Dr Oona Frawley (2007) '‘Possession: Imagining Landscapes’'. Irish Journal of Anthropology, Special Issue [Details]