Dr Caroline Magennis

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technologies

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Current positions

Assoc Prof. in Contemporary Literature


Caroline Magennis is Associate Professor (Reader) in Contemporary Literature at the University of Salford, where she is Impact Lead for the School of Arts and Media and teaches as much Irish writing as they will let her get away with. She is the author of Northern Irish Writing After The Troubles (2021), which was the joint winner of the BACLS Prize, and Harpy: A Manifesto for Childfree Women, which will be published in May 2024 by Icon Books (English) and Grupo Planeta (Spanish). Originally from Portadown, Co. Armagh, she has published widely on literature and culture from the North with a focus on women's writing, contemporary fiction and popular culture.

Areas of Research

Modern and contemporary literature, with particular interests in contemporary fiction, Irish literature, Northern Irish culture and critical theory, memoir and life-writing, critical-creative hybrid work.

Areas of Supervision

Contemporary British and Irish Fiction, Women's Writing, Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Irish Culture

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PhD in Northern Irish Literature

    2007 - 2004