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Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Dr Claire Nally's main research focus is located in twentieth-century English and Irish Literature, and she published several articles and two book-length studies in this area. Her monograph, 'Envisioning Ireland: W.B. Yeats Occult Nationalism' was published in 2009. She has also co-written a book with Professor John Strachan entitled 'Selling Ireland: Advertising, Literature and Irish Print Culture, 1891-1922' (Palgrave, 2012). She has broader interdisciplinary interests in neo-burlesque, Neo-Victorianism, subcultures, and death studies. Her third book was a monograph entitled 'Steampunk: Gender, Subculture and the Neo-Victorian' (Bloomsbury, 2019). She also researches cultural heritage and modern appropriations of historical narratives, such as the Newcastle witch trials, and Cross Bones graveyard. Her next book is entitled 'Death Memoirs in Contemporary Culture.'

She is the founding co-editor, with Professor Angela Smith, of 'The International Library of Gender and Popular Culture' (Bloomsbury), and was the deputy editor for C21 Literature.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in 20th Century English Literature, Northumbria University, Newcastle