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Assistant Professor of 19th-century literature, Trinity College Dublin

Clare Clarke is assistant professor of nineteenth-century literature and Co-Director of the MPhil in Modern and Contemporary Literary Studies at Trinity College Dublin.

Her first book, Late Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015 and won the HRF Keating Prize. Her second book, British Detective Fiction: The Successors to Sherlock Holmes was published in 2020.

She is currently working on a third book which a biography of a real-life Victorian detective agency, tentatively entitled Mrs and Mrs Sherlock Holmes.


  • 2014–2021
    Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature, Trinity College Dublin