Prof. M.C.M. Corporaal (Marguérite)

Professor - Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Professor - Radboud Institute for Culture and History

Prof. M.C.M. Corporaal (Marguérite)
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Prof. Dr. Marguérite Corporaal (PhD, 2003, University of Groningen) holds a chair in Irish Literature in Transnational Contexts. She is the principal investigator and supervisor of the VICI project Redefining the Region (NWO, 2019-24) and PI of the NWO-NWA project Heritages of Hunger (2019-24). Corporaal was PI
of the research programme Relocated Remembrance: The Great Famine in Irish (Diaspora) Fiction, 1847-1921, for which she was awarded a Starting Grant for Consolidators by the European Research Council (2010-15). Furthermore, she was project leader and principal investigator of the International Network of Irish Famine Studies, for which she received an Internationalisation Grant by NWO (2014- 2017). Additionally, she is the PI and director of The Gate Theatre Research Network: Cosmopolitanism, Cultural Exchange and Identity Formation (NWO, Internationalisation Grant, 2017-20). Among her recent publications are Relocated Memories: The Great Famine in Irish (Diaspora) Fiction, 1847-1870 (Syracuse UP, 2017); The Great Famine and Social Class (Peter Lang, 2019), The Great Famine: Visual and Material Cultures (co-edited, Liverpool UP, 2018), Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory (co-edited, Peter Lang, 2017); Traveling Irishness in the Long Nineteenth Century (co-edited, Palgrave, 2017); Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine: Interdisciplinary and Transnational Perspectives (co-edited, Peter Lang, 2014), and the anthology of Famine fiction Recollecting Hunger (Irish Academic Press, 2012). Corporaal has also published extensively on early modern drama and early modern women's writing. She co-edited a special issue of Breác: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies (2018), entitled The Irish Famine in Diaspora ; and a special issue of Atlantic Studies, Irish Global Migration and Memory: Transnational Perspectives of Ireland’s Great Hunger and Exodus (2014), republished by Routledge in 2016. Corporaal hosted the annual IASIL conference in 2018.

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Marguérite Corporaal researches Irish literature in transnational contexts and the nineteenth-century representations of regions in literature and culture. She explores European famines in literature, culture, heritage and education and studies the role of migrant communities.