Visiting Research Fellows

Visiting Research Fellowships are offered for a period of six to twelve months and may be renewed once only to enable the continuation of existing projects based in IES. We welcome interest from scholars in English Studies based in the UK or overseas, including non-affiliated researchers. Visiting Research Fellows will be entitled to use of shared office space in the Institute, access to Senate House Library, an email account, free attendance at Institute events, and access to a fund for travel/research expenses (currently up to £200 pa, subject to affordability and demand). Visiting Research Fellows are expected to contribute to the Institute’s activities, through participation in its events, projects and general intellectual and research environment. IES welcomes Visiting Fellows’ engagement in existing research at the Institute, and discussion of new work that might be developed here.

Current Visiting Research Fellows

Dr Susan Cahill (Concordia University)

1 September 2017 - 31 August 2018

Dr Susan Cahill is an Associate Professor in the School of Irish Studies, Concordia University, Montréal. Her research interests include Irish girls’ literary cultures, children’s and YA fiction, and contemporary Irish literature, particularly women’s writing. Her monograph, Irish Literature in the Celtic Tiger Years: Gender, Bodies, Memory, was published by Continuum in 2011. She has also published two collections of essays on contemporary Irish writers: Anne Enright (edited with Claire Bracken) and Colum McCann (edited with Eoin Flannery). She has published numerous book chapters and journal articles on subjects ranging from gender and the body in contemporary Irish fiction, historical children’s literature, to fairytale cinema, and Irish literary girlhood. In the spring of 2013, Dr. Cahill was awarded a three-year FRQSC grant for her project, "Ireland's Daughters: The Literary Cultures of the Irish Girl, 1870-1922" and is currently working on a monograph based on this research.


Professor Susan Powell (University of Salford)

1 May 2017 - 30 April 2018

Susan (Sue) Powell is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Texts and Culture (University of Salford). Her research focusses on late-medieval religious and devotional texts and institutions, with a particular emphasis on manuscripts and early printed books. She considers herself primarily an editor of manuscripts and early printed books, and her most recent edition is John Mirk’s Festial in two volumes, EETS OS 334/335 (Oxford, 2009, 2011). Her most recent book, co-edited with Vincent Gillespie, is A Companion to the Early Printed Book in Britain 1476-1558 (Cambridge, 2014), but a monograph, The Birgittines of Syon Abbey: Preaching and Print, is to be published by Brepols Press in 2017. She is currently preparing an edition of the household papers of Lady Margaret Beaufort for the British Academy (Records of Social and Economic History).

Dr Katherine Zieman

30 June 2017 - 29 June 2018