Concordia University

Dr Susan Cahill, PhD

Literature, School of Irish Studies

On sabbatical until 1 July 2018

Office: S-H 1001-09 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5864

Teaching activities


Irish Literature in the Celtic Tiger Years 1990 to 2008: Gender, Bodies, Memory, London: Continuum Press, 2011

Cahill, Susan and Eoin Flannery. Eds. This Side of Brightness: Essays on the Fiction of Colum McCann.Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012


Bracken, Claire and Susan Cahill. Eds. Anne Enright. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2011

Journal Special Issue

Guest Editor (with Emma Hegarty and Emilie Morin) of Waste and Abundance: The Measure of Consumption, Special Issue of SubStance 37. 2 (2008) (Issue 116)

Journal Articles

“Austerity and Girlhood in Contemporary Irish Literature” LIT:Literature Interpretation Theory 28.2 (2017)

“Through the Looking Glass: Fairytale cinema and the spectacle of femininity in Stardust and The Brothers Grimm”. Marvels& Tales 24.1 (2010): 57-67.


“Foreword: Waste and Abundance: The Measure of Consumption” with Emma Hegarty and Emilie Morin. Waste and Abundance: The Measure of Consumption, Special Issue of SubStance 37. 2 (2008) (Issue 116): 3-7.


“Corporeal Architecture: Body and City in Colum McCann’s This Side of Brightness”. Etudes Irlandaises 32.1(2007): 43-58.

Book Chapters

“Celtic-Tiger Fiction”. A History Of Modern Irish Women’s Literature. Ed.s Clíona Ó Gallchoir and Heather Ingman. Cambridge: Cambridge: University Press, Forthcoming, 2018


“Post-Millennial Fiction in the Republic”. The Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction. Ed. Liam Harte. Oxford:Oxford University Press, Forthcoming 2018


“Where Are the Irish Girls?: Girlhood, Irishness and L.T. Meade”. Girlhood Studies and the Politics of Place: Contemporary Paradigms for Research. Eds. Claudia Mitchell and Carrie Rentschler. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016, pp. 212-227


Making Space for the Irish Girl: Rosa Mulholland and Irish Girls in Fiction at the Turn of the Century”. Colonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840-1950.Eds. Kristine Moruzi and Michelle J. Smith. Palgrave, 2014. Pp. 167-179


“‘Far away from the busy world’: Máirín Cregan’s Children’s Literature”. TheCountry of the Young: Interpretations of Youth and Childhood in Irish Culture.Eds. John Countryman and Kelly Matthews. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. 70-85.


“Choreographing Memory: The Dancing Body and Temporality in Dancer”. This Side of Brightness: Essays on the Fiction of Colum McCann. Eds. Susan Cahill and Eóin Flannery. Oxford: PeterLang, 2012. 75-102


“Introduction” with Eóin Flannery. This Side of Brightness. 1-8.


“‘Cleaning up the mess?’: The Child and Nation in Historical Fiction set between 1890 and 1922”. Irish Children’s Literature and Culture: New Perspectives on Contemporary Writing. Eds. Valerie Coghlan and Keith O’Sullivan.London: Routledge, 2011. 41-54.


“‘Dreaming of upholstered breasts’, or, how to find your way back home: dislocation in What Are You Like?Anne Enright. Eds. Claire Bracken and Susan Cahill. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2011. 87-106.


“Introduction” with Claire Bracken. Anne Enright. 1-12.


“Interview with Anne Enright, August 2009” with Claire Bracken, Anne Enright. 13-32.


“‘The “Other” that Moves and Misleads’: Mapping and Temporality in Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s The Dancers Dancing” Liminal Borderlands: Ireland Past,Present, Future, edited by Irene Gilsenan Nordin and Elin Holmsten. Oxford:Peter Lang 2009. 69-83.


“‘A Greedy Girl’ and ‘A National Thing’: Gender and History in Anne Enright’s The Pleasure of Eliza LynchIrish Literature: Feminist Perspectives.Eds. Patricia Coughlan and Tina O’Toole. Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2008.203-222.


“Doubles and Dislocations: The Body and Place in Anne Enright’s What Are You Like?Global Ireland: Irish Literatures for the New Millennium. Eds. Ondrej Pilný and Clare Wallace. Prague: Litteraria Pragrnsia, 2005. 133-44.


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