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Clare Hayes-Brady

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of English, Drama and Film
716 8390
University College Dublin, School of English Drama and Film, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

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Clare Hayes-Brady is a lecturer in American Literature at University College Dublin. Her PhD focused on communication in the work of David Foster Wallace. Other research interests include the interaction of literature with film; transatlantic cultural heritage; performative sexuality (both normative and queer), resistant gender modes and the history of burlesque; digital humanities and modes of transmission; adolescence in contemporary fiction, and dystopian narrative. Dr Hayes-Brady has published and presented widely on aspects of contemporary American literature, with a particular focus on gender identity and voice. Her monograph on Wallace, The Unspeakable Failures of David Foster Wallace, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic (February 2016).


  • BA (Mod)
    Trinity College Dublin
  • PhD
    Trinity College Dublin