Dr Eglė Kačkutė

French Studies, Motherhood Project

Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow
Assistant Lecturer

Arts Block
28
(01) 708 3719

Biography

Dr. Eglė Kačkutė received her PhD from Vilnius University in 2011. Her dissertation which focused on identity in contemporary British and French women’s writing (featuring Trezza Azzopardi, A.L. Kennedy, Marie NDiaye and Marie Darrieussecq) was the finalist of the Best PhD Awards Lithuania in 2011. It was published in Lithuanian as Svetimos ir Savos (Strange and Familiar Selves) in 2012. Eglė Kačkutė is holding an IRC Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project entitled ‘Motherhood and Migration: Between Languages, cultures and Identities‘. Her current research examines what it means to mother in a culturally and linguistically foreign environment through literary narratives written from the perspective of migrant/exiled/refugee/expatriate mothers.  



Research Interests

Dr. Eglė Kačkutė's research interests include 20th and 21st century literature, comparative literature, French women's writing, English women's writing, feminist literary theory, motherhood, migration and mobility studies. She has published on identity in contemporary English and French women's writing. She is currently working on literary narratives of mothering in migration, exile and expatriation focusing on the migrant mothers' perspective.




Books

  Year Publication
2012 Svetimos ir savos.
Kačkutė, Eglė (2012) Svetimos ir savos. Vilnius: Vilnius University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 '(2016) “Mother Tongue as the Language of Mothering and a Homing Practice in Betty Quan’s Mother Tongue and Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms”'
Eglė Kačkutė (2016) '(2016) “Mother Tongue as the Language of Mothering and a Homing Practice in Betty Quan’s Mother Tongue and Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms”' In: Anna Kuroczucka Schultes and Helen Valliantos (eds). The Migrant Maternal. Birthing New Lives Abroad. Bradford: Demeter Press. [Details]
2008 'Subjectivity in A.L. Kennedy's Writing'
Eglė Kačkutė (2008) 'Subjectivity in A.L. Kennedy's Writing' In: Regina Rudaitytė (eds). Postmodernism and After. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]
2008 'La Métaphore de la famille chez Marie Ndiaye'
Eglė Kačkutė (2008) 'La Métaphore de la famille chez Marie Ndiaye' In: M. L. Clément et S. van Wesemael (eds). Relations familiales dans les littératures française et francophone des XXe et XXIe siècles. La figure de la mère. Paris: L'Harmattan. [Details]
2007 'The Self as Other in French and British Contemporary Women’s Writing’'
Eglė Kačkutė (2007) 'The Self as Other in French and British Contemporary Women’s Writing’' In: Adalgisa Giorgio and Julia Waters (eds). Women's Writing in Western Europe: Gender, Generation, Legacy. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2009 'Save peraugantis tapatumas Alison Louise Kennedy kūriniuose Tai aš džiaugiuosi ir Pirminė palaima'
Eglė Kačkutė (2009) 'Save peraugantis tapatumas Alison Louise Kennedy kūriniuose Tai aš džiaugiuosi ir Pirminė palaima' Literatūra, 48 (4) :76-82. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Nuo Vilniaus iki Ženevos: Sofijos Čiurlionienės-Kymantaitės dalyvavimas moterų judėjime ir veikla Tautų Sąjungoje'
Eglė Kačkutė (2012) 'Nuo Vilniaus iki Ženevos: Sofijos Čiurlionienės-Kymantaitės dalyvavimas moterų judėjime ir veikla Tautų Sąjungoje' Lyčių tyrimai ir studijos, 10 (10) :8-15. [Details]
2006 'Women's Literary Tradition in France and the UK?'
Eglė Kačkutė (2006) 'Women's Literary Tradition in France and the UK?' Acta litteraria comparativa: Kultūros intertekstai, 2 (1) :7-16. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Mothering Across Languages and Cultures in Chen’s Letters to her Children'
Eglė Kačkutė (2018) 'Mothering Across Languages and Cultures in Chen’s Letters to her Children'. Women: A Cultural Review, 29 (1):59-74 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Women's Studies International Forum'
Eglė Kačkutė (2015) 'Women's Studies International Forum'. [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Migrantės motinos tapatumas Betty Quan dramoje Gimtoji kalba'
Eglė Kačkutė (2015) 'Migrantės motinos tapatumas Betty Quan dramoje Gimtoji kalba'. 57 (4):68-91 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2017 ATGender Spring Conference.
Eglė Kačkutė (2017) ATGender Spring Conference. [Oral Presentation], Educated Expatriate Mothers in Geneva, Vilnius [Details]
2017 Écritures des mobilités.
Eglė Kačkutė (2017) Écritures des mobilités. [Oral Presentation], Writing Migrant Motherig, Orleans, France [Details]
2017 Motherlines: Mothering, Motherhood, and Mothers in and Through the Generations: Theory, Narrative, Representation, Practice, and Experience.
Eglė Kačkutė (2017) Motherlines: Mothering, Motherhood, and Mothers in and Through the Generations: Theory, Narrative, Representation, Practice, and Experience. [Oral Presentation], Matrifocal Narratives of Expatriate Mothering, Galway [Details]
2016 Australian Society for French Studies XXIV Annual Conference 'Mobilities and Migrations/Les flux migratoires,.
Eglė Kačkutė (2016) Australian Society for French Studies XXIV Annual Conference 'Mobilities and Migrations/Les flux migratoires,. [Oral Presentation], Migrant and Expatriate Mothering in Catherine Cusset’s Un brilliant avenir, Adelaide [Details]
2016 International Contemporary Women's Writing in French (CWWF) Conference ‘Overstepping the Boundaries / Transgresser les limites: 21st-Century Women’s Writing in French’.
Eglė Kačkutė (2016) International Contemporary Women's Writing in French (CWWF) Conference ‘Overstepping the Boundaries / Transgresser les limites: 21st-Century Women’s Writing in French’. [Oral Presentation], Motherguilt in Narratives of Migrant Mothering, London [Details]
2015 International and Interdisciplinary Conference ‘Mothering and Culture’.
Eglė Kačkutė (2015) International and Interdisciplinary Conference ‘Mothering and Culture’. [Oral Presentation], Mothering Across Languages in Yin Chen’s La lenteurs des montagnes, Maynooth [Details]
2014 MISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion) Annual Conference.
Eglė Kačkutė (2014) MISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion) Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Inner Lives and Difficult Choices of Educated Female Expatriates in Geneva, Madrid [Details]
2014 IAFOR The Inaugural European Conference on Cultural Studies 2014.
Eglė Kačkutė (2014) IAFOR The Inaugural European Conference on Cultural Studies 2014. [Oral Presentation], Narratives of Mothers who Mother in a Foreign Envirnment, Brighton [Details]
2014 Contemporary Women’s Writing in French Study Day ‘Mobility, Process, Dynamic Shifts: Nancy Huston’s Œuvre’.
Eglė Kačkutė (2014) Contemporary Women’s Writing in French Study Day ‘Mobility, Process, Dynamic Shifts: Nancy Huston’s Œuvre’. [Oral Presentation], Mothering in the Stepmother Tongue, London [Details]
2013 International Conference The Place of Memory in the Literature and Cultural Productions of Diasporas.
Eglė Kačkutė (2013) International Conference The Place of Memory in the Literature and Cultural Productions of Diasporas. [Oral Presentation], Memory, Gender and Linguistic Amnesia, Caen [Details]
2011 Academic conference M.K. Čiurlionis and Sofija Čiurlionienė-Kymantaitė.
Eglė Kačkutė (2011) Academic conference M.K. Čiurlionis and Sofija Čiurlionienė-Kymantaitė. [Oral Presentation], From Vilnius to Geneva: Sofija Čiurlionienė-Kymantaitė’s Work for Women’s Organisations and at the League of Nations, Vilnius [Details]
2009 International Congress of Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, European Network for Comparaive Literary Studies (reelc-encls.
Eglė Kačkutė (2009) International Congress of Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, European Network for Comparaive Literary Studies (reelc-encls. [Oral Presentation], Problems of Cultural Belonging in the Fiction of M. NDiaye and A.L.Kennedy, Vilnius [Details]
2006 International conference Relations familiales dans les littératures française et francophone des XXe et XXIe siècles.
Eglė Kačkutė (2006) International conference Relations familiales dans les littératures française et francophone des XXe et XXIe siècles. [Oral Presentation], La métaphore de la famille chez Marie NDiaye, Amsterdam [Details]
2006 International Conference Beyond Postmodernism: Literatura, Theory, Culture, Vilnius University.
Eglė Kačkutė (2006) International Conference Beyond Postmodernism: Literatura, Theory, Culture, Vilnius University. [Oral Presentation], International Congress of Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, European Network for Comparaive Literary Studies (reelc-encls, Vilnius [Details]
2005 International Conference Cultural Intertexts, Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association.
Eglė Kačkutė (2005) International Conference Cultural Intertexts, Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association. [Oral Presentation], Women`s Literary Tradition in France and the UK?, Vilnius [Details]
2005 International Conference on Contemporary European Women Writers: Gender and Generation.
Eglė Kačkutė (2005) International Conference on Contemporary European Women Writers: Gender and Generation. [Oral Presentation], The Self and Being With The Other‘ in Contemporary French Women’s Writing, Bath [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2015 Steponavičiūtė, Ieva. Texts at Play. The Ludic Aspects of Karen Blixen’s Writing, Scandinavistica Vilnensis 3, Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2011.
Eglė Kačkutė (2015) Steponavičiūtė, Ieva. Texts at Play. The Ludic Aspects of Karen Blixen’s Writing, Scandinavistica Vilnensis 3, Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2011. Vilnius: Book Review [Details]
2014 Turning Life into Credible Fiction.
Eglė Kačkutė (2014) Turning Life into Credible Fiction. Chicago: Book Review [Details]
2014 History They Cannot Entirely Possess.
Eglė Kačkutė (2014) History They Cannot Entirely Possess. Chicago: Book Review [Details]
2013 The Author Never Died.
Eglė Kačkutė (2013) The Author Never Died. Chicago: Book Review [Details]

Electronic Publication

  Year Publication
2018 Contemporary Lithuanian Women’s Writing on Mobility and Migration: Staponkutė, Pukytė, Žagrakalytė.
Eglė Kačkutė (2018) Contemporary Lithuanian Women’s Writing on Mobility and Migration: Staponkutė, Pukytė, Žagrakalytė. Vilnius: Electronic Publication [Details]

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
French Fluent Fluent Fluent

Reviews

  Journal Role
Esprit Createur Guest Editor