Dr. Sorcha Gunne

BA, MA, PhD,

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
NUI Galway

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E: Sorcha.Gunne@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Sorcha is a graduate of NUI Maynooth and the University of Warwick, where she was also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Warwick Research Collective. She is Associate Fellow of the HEA UK and, before coming to NUI Galway, held posts at the universities of Warwick and Lincoln. 

Broadly speaking, her research deals with social justice and the interconnections between literature and society. Her interests cover: gender studies and feminism, contemporary world literature, globalization and world-systems, literary and cultural theory, postcolonial writing, popular fiction, and South African and Irish writing. Her monograph Space, Place and Gendered Violence in South African Writing was published by Palgrave in 2015. She has published a number of journal articles and chapters. Currently, she is working on a journal article for a special issue of the Journal of Southern Africa Studies on Nadine Gordimer (December 2016), editing a special issue of Atlantic Studies: Global Currents that looks at world literature in the Atlantic region (June 2017), and is contributing a chapter on reading Irish romance fiction through a world literature lens for OUP's Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction (2017). She is the founder member of the World Literature Network

Sorcha welcomes PhD proposals in any of the above research areas. 

To read a review of her 2015 monograph,Space, Place and Gendered Violence in South African Writing in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing click here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2015.1067948  


Research Interests

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'The Affect of Semi-Peripheral Modernity in Aislinn Hunter’s Stay'
Gunne, Sorcha (2017) 'The Affect of Semi-Peripheral Modernity in Aislinn Hunter’s Stay'. Atlantic Studies: Global Currents, [Details]
(2012) 'Contemporary Caitlín: Gender and Society in Celtic Tiger Popular Fiction'
Gunne, Sorcha (2012) 'Contemporary Caitlín: Gender and Society in Celtic Tiger Popular Fiction'. Études Irlandaises, 37 (2):143-158 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Breaking the Bonds of Domination: Embodied Heroines, Rape Culture and Possibilities of Resistance in Short Stories by Isabel Allende and Rosario Castellanos'
Gunne, Sorcha; Thompson, Zoe Brigley (2013) 'Breaking the Bonds of Domination: Embodied Heroines, Rape Culture and Possibilities of Resistance in Short Stories by Isabel Allende and Rosario Castellanos'. Contemporary Womens Writing, 7 (3):272-290 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Prison and Political Struggle Nadine Gordimer’s Burger’s Daughter'
Gunne, Sorcha (2016) 'Prison and Political Struggle Nadine Gordimer’s Burger’s Daughter'. Journal Of Southern African Studies, 42 (6):1059-1076 [DOI] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2015) Space, Place, and Gendered Violencein South African Writing.
Gunne, Sorcha (2015) Space, Place, and Gendered Violencein South African Writing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2010) 'Introduction: Feminism without Borders: The potentials and pitfalls of retheorizing rape'
Sorcha Gunne & Zoe Brigley Thompson (2010) 'Introduction: Feminism without Borders: The potentials and pitfalls of retheorizing rape' In: Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. New York/London: Routledge. [Details]
(2017) 'Gender, Genre and Modernity: Popular Romance Fiction in Ireland'
Gunne, Sorcha (2017) 'Gender, Genre and Modernity: Popular Romance Fiction in Ireland' In: Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2017) 'Something Terrible Happened: Gender-Based Violence, Reeva Steenkamp and Nadine Gordimer’s The House Gun'
Gunne, Sorcha (2017) 'Something Terrible Happened: Gender-Based Violence, Reeva Steenkamp and Nadine Gordimer’s The House Gun' In: Making Difference in the Global Market: The Production, Circulation and Reception of Transnational Imaginaries. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2016) 'Reading Irish ‘Chick Lit’ as World Literature'
Gunne, Sorcha (2016) 'Reading Irish ‘Chick Lit’ as World Literature' In: Globalizing Literary Genres. London/New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2010) 'Questioning Truth and Reconciliation: Writing rape in Achmat Dangor’s BitterFruitand Kagiso Lesego Molope’s Dancinginthe Dust'
Gunne, Sorcha (2010) 'Questioning Truth and Reconciliation: Writing rape in Achmat Dangor’s BitterFruitand Kagiso Lesego Molope’s Dancinginthe Dust' In: Feminism, Literatureand Rape Narratives:Violenceand violation. New York: Routledge. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2017) Atlantic Studies: Global Currents, Special Issue on World-Literature.
Gunne, Sorcha; Lazarus, Neil (Ed.). (2017) Atlantic Studies: Global Currents, Special Issue on World-Literature. New York: Taylor and Francis. [Details]
(2010) Feminism, Literatureand Rape Narratives: Violenceand Violation.
Gunne, Sorcha; Thompson, Zoe Brigley (Ed.). (2010) Feminism, Literatureand Rape Narratives: Violenceand Violation Feminism, Literatureand Rape Narratives: Violenceand Violation. New York: Routledge. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Mind the Gap: An Interview with Neil Lazarus'
Gunne, Sorcha (2012) 'Mind the Gap: An Interview with Neil Lazarus' Postcolonial Text, 7 (3) . [Details]