Lecturer
English
Dept of English
University College Cork

T: +353 21 4903291
E: M.Breen@ucc.ie

B.A. History and Economics, Trinity College Dublin.
H.Dip.Ed. Trinity College Dublin.
B.A. English Literature, University College Cork.
M.A. English literature , University College Cork.
D.Phil. English Literature, University of Oxford.

Research Interests

Life writing in 18th and 19th century Creative Writing

My main area of research in the last decade has been Irish Women's writing, in particular fiction and autobiography, and I have published in both areas. I am currently in the second year of a major three-year project on print culture in Ireland from 1770-1830.

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2009)'Autobiography As We Know it Now is Artists' Work: Art Versus Truth in Elizabeth Bowen¿s Autobiographical Writing'
Breen, Mary ; (2009) 'Autobiography As We Know it Now is Artists' Work: Art Versus Truth in Elizabeth Bowen¿s Autobiographical Writing' In: Eibhear Walshe (eds). Elizabeth Bowen: Visions and Revisions, Irish Writers in Their Time. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2006)'Piggies and Spoilers of Girls: The Representation of Sexuality in the Novels of Molly Keane'
Breen, Mary ; (2006) 'Piggies and Spoilers of Girls: The Representation of Sexuality in the Novels of Molly Keane' In: Eibhear Walshe, Gwenda Young (eds). Molly Keane: Essays in Contemporary Criticism. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2002)'University College Cork Outreach Diploma in Women's Studies'
Breen, Mary ; (2002) 'University College Cork Outreach Diploma in Women's Studies' In: Rural Issues in Higher Education. Cork: HEEU. [Details]
(1997)'Piggies and Spoilers of Girls: The Representation of Sexuality in the Novels of Molly Keane [B5184]'
Breen, Mary; (1997) 'Piggies and Spoilers of Girls: The Representation of Sexuality in the Novels of Molly Keane [B5184]' In: Sex, Nation and Dissent in Irish Writing. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(1993)'Something Understood?: Kate O'Brien and The Land of Spices [B5183]'
Breen, Mary; (1993) 'Something Understood?: Kate O'Brien and The Land of Spices [B5183]' In: Ordinary People Dancing: Essays on Kate O'Brien. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2003)
Mary Breen (Ed.). (2003) Joanne Breen: A Retrospective. Wexford: Wexford County Council. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2007)'Review of Walshe, Eibhear, Kate O'Brien: A Writing Life'
Breen, Mary ; (2007) 'Review of Walshe, Eibhear, Kate O'Brien: A Writing Life' Bath [Details]

Teaching Interests

I design and teach a course on Anglo-Irish Literature for visiting students to the School of English. This covers literature in Ireland in the English language from 1770 to the present. I also teach eighteenth and nineteenth century life writing.