Molly Ferguson
Molly Ferguson
Associate Professor of English
Curriculum Vitae


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Molly Ferguson teaches courses in Postcolonial literatures and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research focus is in contemporary Irish literature, with a specific interest in gender, folklore, and the literature of austerity. She has published articles in Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Studi Irlandesi, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, Nordic Irish Studies, and New Hibernia Review.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of English

Graduate Recruitment Coordinator

Affiliate Faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies


PhD, English

University of Connecticut

MA, English

University of Connecticut

Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies

University of Connecticut

BA, English and Women’s Studies

Franklin & Marshall College

Curriculum Vitae

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Research and Publications

"'To say no and no and no again': Fasting girls, shame, and storytelling in Emma Donoghue's The Wonder" New Hibernia Review, Forthcoming.

Irish Urban Fictions. Maria Beville and Dierdre Flynn, eds. “Chapter Two. Migrants in the City: Dublin through the Stranger’s Eyes in Hugo Hamilton’s Hand in the Fire.” Palgrave, 2018.

“Clowning as Human Rights Activism in Recent Devised Irish Theatre” Studi Irlandesi: A Journal of Irish Studies, 7, 2017, 145-164.

“Killing them softly: Pillowman assassins in the works of Salman Rushdie and Martin McDonagh” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 52:5, 2016, 713-725.

“Paying the Devil his Due: Alcoholism and the Faustian Bargain in Claire Kilroy’s Novels” Nordic Irish Studies, 15:2, 2016, 57-77.

“The Subversion of Supernatural Lament in the Poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill” Women’s Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Journal. 42.6, August 2013, p. 643-666.

“Reading the Ghost Story in Roddy Doyle’s The Deportees and Other Stories.” Canadian Journal of Irish Studies. 35:2, Autumn 2009, p. 52-60.