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Dr. Julie Anne Stevens is Director of the Masters Programme in Children's Literature. She lectures on nineteenth and twentieth century Irish writing, the short story, children's literature and fantasy. She also contributes to a lecture series on American poetry. Her research interests centre on Anglo-Irish literature, the visual arts and landscape study. In 2007, she published a book on Irish writing and the illustration called The Irish Scene in Somerville and Ross. In 2010, she is publishing a collection of essays on the ghost story, A Ghostly Genre: Essays on the Ghost Story from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century, which she co-edited and introduced.

Some Recent Publications
  • 'Political Animals: Somerville and Ross, Percy French and Edwardian Ireland' in a forthcoming essay collection called Synge and Edwardian Ireland edited by Nicholas Grene and Brian Cliff and published by Oxford University Press.
  • 'Flashlights and Fiction: the development of the modern Irish Ghost Story' in A Ghostly Genre: Essays on the Ghost Story from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century, edited by Helen Conrad O'Briain and Julie Anne Stevens. Introduction by Julie Anne Stevens. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2010.
  • Elizabeth Bowen's critical afterlife for a collection on Bowen edited by Eibhear Walshe and published by Irish Academic Press in 2009.
  • A study of depictions of Georgian Dublin in art and literature called 'Views of Georgian Dublin: Perspectives of the City', for Georgian Dublin (Four Courts Press, 2008), edited by Gillian O'Brien and Finola O'Kane
  • 'The Art of Politics in Somerville and Ross's Fiction with Emphasis on their Final Collection of Stories, In Mr. Knox's Country'. New Contexts: Re-
  • Framing Nineteenth-Century Irish Women's Prose. Ed. Heidi Hansson. Cork: Cork University Press, 2008.
  • A contribution on 'The Little Big House' in Mary Shine Thompson and Valerie Coghlan's collection of essays on Children's Literature, Divided Worlds: Studies in Children's Literature (2007).
  • A collaborative chapter with Dr. Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch for the Art History book, Local / Global: Women Artists in the Nineteenth Century (2006)
  • Her ongoing interest in landscape studies has resulted in work on Emily Lawless and her fictional treatment of the Burren in County Clare, part of which was published in Ireland: Space, Text, Time edited by Liam Harte, Yvonne Whelan and Patrick Crotty (2005).

Last Updated: Thursday September 19 2013

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