Areas of Interest
19th Century British and Irish Literature, the Novel, Narrative Theory, Historiography, Memory Studies
Trinity College Dublin, BA English Literature and History (2015)
Claudia Carroll is a PhD student in English Literature at the University of Notre Dame, studying the relationship between the novel, historiography and memory with particular focus on nineteenth century British and Irish writing. Her work is motivated by her undergraduate double major in English and history and a desire to understand how narratives of the past are shaped by literary models and, conversely, how novel forms are influenced by contemporaneous historiography. Previous projects include an analysis of the meta-historiographical nature of Joseph O’Connor’s 2004 novel Star of the Sea. Her current work includes an inquiry into the relationship between Irish history writing and realism in the nineteenth century, and a paper on collective memory in the work of Samuel Beckett.