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Mary Clarke PhD

Mary Clarke PhD


01 853 5153
St Patrick's, Room 35


Department of English and Roinn na Gaeilge



Publications and other outputs




Clarke, M. (2012). Spinning the world, telling the self: Narrative strategies in the young adult fiction of Margaret Mahy and Diana Wynne Jones [Doctoral dissertation, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne].


Conference Contributions


Clarke, M. (2006). ‘They’ll turn me in your arms, ladye’: The Shapeshifting of the ballad Tam Lin in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Diana Wynne Jones’s Fire and Hemlock. [Paper presentation]. The Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature (ISSCL). Conference 2006. St. Patrick's College, Dublin. 


Theatre Production


Clarke, M. (author, singer/performer, 2016). 'Leave your jewels in the bank and buy a revolver': Women of the Rising in song and story. Abbey Tavern, Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Millbank Theatre, Dublin.

Research/Professional Interests

English Literature. Mythology, legend and folklore. Adult, YA and children's fiction and poetry. Picturebooks and multiliteracy. Literary representations of Irish education. Constructions of childhood in literature, film, media and the arts.