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 (forthcoming from Routledge). 

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]

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 Journals

 YearPublication
(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. Electronic Journals [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]

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

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