Research Profile

Miranda Corcoran

Biography

Miranda Corcoran is a lecturer in twenty-first-century literature at University College Cork. Her research interests include Cold-War literature, genre fiction, popular fiction, sci-fi, horror and the gothic.

She is currently writing a monograph on adolescence and witchcraft in American popular culture. She is also the co-editor (with Steve Gronert Ellerhoff) of Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction: Ray Bradbury's Elliott Family (Routledge, 2020). 

She has published articles on paranoia, literature, and Cold-War popular culture in The Boolean, Americana, and Transverse, and contributed a book chapter on transnational paranoia to the recently published book Atlantic Crossings: Archaeology, Literature, and Spatial Culture. She has also published articles on horror and science fiction in The New Ray Bradbury Review and Supernatural Studies.

She is a host on the New Books in Literary Studies podcast and a regular contributor to the popular online magazine Diabolique.


Publications

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Gotta Light?: Intersections of Science and the Supernatural in Twin Peaks'
Miranda Corcoran (2019) 'Gotta Light?: Intersections of Science and the Supernatural in Twin Peaks' . [Details]
(2019)'“I’ll be in every living thing in the world tonight”: Adolescent Femininity and the Gothic Uncanny in Bradbury’s “The April Witch”'
Miranda Corcoran (2019) '“I’ll be in every living thing in the world tonight”: Adolescent Femininity and the Gothic Uncanny in Bradbury’s “The April Witch”' . [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2020)Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction: Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family
Miranda Corcoran & Steve Gronert Ellerhoff (Ed.). (2020) Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction: Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family London: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Bleeding Panels, Leaking Forms: Reading the Abject in Emily Carroll's Through the Woods (2014)'
Corcoran, M (2020) 'Bleeding Panels, Leaking Forms: Reading the Abject in Emily Carroll's Through the Woods (2014)'. Comics Grid-Journal Of Comics Scholarship, 10 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'“A is for Atom’: Utopian Discourses in Atomic Age Educational Films”. Americana: The E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary'
Miranda Corcoran (2015) '“A is for Atom’: Utopian Discourses in Atomic Age Educational Films”. Americana: The E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary'. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)'“Negative Space and Narrative Elision in Twentieth Century Soviet and American Fiction: Towards a Transnational Aesthetic of Paranoid Representation.”'
Miranda Corcoran (2017) '“Negative Space and Narrative Elision in Twentieth Century Soviet and American Fiction: Towards a Transnational Aesthetic of Paranoid Representation.”' In: Mark Leone and Lee M. Jenkins (eds). Atlantic Crossings: Archaeology, Literature, and Spatial Culture. Leiden: Brill. [Details]

Electronic Article

 YearPublication
(2019)A Short History of Teenage Witches.
Miranda Corcoran (2019) A Short History of Teenage Witches. Electronic Article   [Details]
(2017)Scream! Just where did our fascination with horror come from?.
Miranda Corcoran (2017) Scream! Just where did our fascination with horror come from?. Dublin: Electronic Article   [Details]

Guest Speaker

 YearPublication
(2019)The Witch is Back: Witches in the Age of #MeToo.
Miranda Corcoran (2019) The Witch is Back: Witches in the Age of #MeToo. Guest Speaker [Details]

Magazine article

 YearPublication
(2019)Atom Bombs and Beauty Queens: Female Sexuality and the Iconography of Destruction.
Miranda Corcoran (2019) Atom Bombs and Beauty Queens: Female Sexuality and the Iconography of Destruction. Magazine article   [Details]

Review Articles

 YearPublication
(2012)Review of Stephen Schryer’s Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction.
Miranda Corcoran (2012) Review of Stephen Schryer’s Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction. Review Articles [Details]

Reviews

 YearPublication
(2018)Review of Superstition (Syfy Channel, 2017).
Miranda Corcoran (2018) Review of Superstition (Syfy Channel, 2017). Reviews [Details]
(2018)Review of The Vonnegut Encyclopedia by Marc Leeds.
Miranda Corcoran (2018) Review of The Vonnegut Encyclopedia by Marc Leeds. Reviews [Details]
(2017)Steve Gronert Ellerhoff, Post-Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut.
Miranda Corcoran (2017) Steve Gronert Ellerhoff, Post-Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut. Reviews [Details]

Radio Feature

 YearPublication
(2020)Ray Bradbury, a master of science fiction.
BBC World Service - The Forum (2020) Ray Bradbury, a master of science fiction. Radio Feature [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2020UCC College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Publication Fund to UCC
2018College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Research Support Fund UCC
2015Dr. Wasfia Mhabak Memorial Grant Embodiments Research Group
2014Irish Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference Bursary Irish Association of American Studies
2013European Association of American Studies Travel Grant European Association of American Studies
2013College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Travel Bursary College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)Embodying Fantastika,
Miranda Corcoran (2019) “A Pack of Boby-Soxers”: Adolescent Embodiment and the Figure of the Teenage Witch in American Popular Culture. [Oral Presentation], Embodying Fantastika, Lancaster University . [Details]
(2019)Folk Horror in the 21st Century,
Miranda Corcoran and Andrea Di Carlo (2019) 'The Devil’s Territories’: Nature and the Sublime in Robert Eggers’ The Witch”. [Oral Presentation], Folk Horror in the 21st Century, Falmouth University . [Details]
(2019)Theorizing Zombiism,
Miranda Corcoran (2019) “‘Violence is Italian art’: Art and Adaptation in Lucio Fulci’s ‘Gates of Hell’ Trilogy”. [Oral Presentation], Theorizing Zombiism, University College Dublin . [Details]
(2019)American Horror Story Symposium,
Miranda Corcoran (2019) “It's going to take more than that ‘thing’ between your legs”: Identity, Violence and Adolescent Embodiment in American Horror Story: Coven. [Oral Presentation], American Horror Story Symposium, University of East Anglia . [Details]
(2018)Progressive Connexions: Evil Women - Women and Evil,
Miranda Corcoran (2018) The Monstrous Girl: Teen Witches, Abjection and the Horror of Femininity. [Oral Presentation], Progressive Connexions: Evil Women - Women and Evil, Mercure Hotel Vienna . [Details]

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English Department

Roinn an Bhéarla

O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork. Ireland

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