Sorcha Gunne

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Visiting address Nemkobygget Gaustadalléen 30 D 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1040 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Social Reproduction Theory and Materialist Feminism
  • World literature
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Transnational Feminism
  • Contemporary literature (area expertise in South Africa and Ireland)
  • Popular literature and cultural studies


  • Co-Founder of the World Literature Network
  • Lecturer in English Literature, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • Lecturer in English Literature, University of Lincoln, UK
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Warwick, UK
  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick, UK.
  • PhD in English and Comparative Literature, University of Warwick, UK
  • MA in English (Narrative & Modernity), Maynooth University, Ireland 
  • BA (Hons.) in English and Anthropology, Maynooth University, Ireland


The Gendering of Irish and Caribbean Food/Land Crises in Children’s Novels by Marita Conlon-McKenna and James Berry’ with K. Houlden, in Irish University Review (Special Issue: Food, Energy, and Climate: Ireland in the World-Ecology, Guest Editors: S. Deckard and L. Collins) 49.1 (2019), 36-53.


Feminist Politics and Semiperipheral Poetics: Eavan Boland and Aislinn Hunter’, in Atlantic Studies: Global Currents (Special Issue: The World-Literary system and the Atlantic, Guest Editors: S. Gunne and N. Lazarus) 16.1 (2019), .


Prison and Political Struggle Nadine Gordimer’s Burger’s Daughter’, in Journal of Southern African Studies (Special Issue: Nadine Gordimer) 42.6 (2016), 1059–1076.


‘“Something Terrible Happened”: Spectacles of Gendered Violence and Nadine Gordimer’s The House Gun’, in B. Martín Lucas and A. Ruthven (eds). Narratives of Difference in Globalized Cultures: Reading Transnational Cultural Commodities. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. ISBN: 9783319621326.


‘World-Literature, World-Systems and Irish Chick Lit’, in J. Habjan and F. Imlinger (eds). Globalizing Literary Genres: Literature, History, Modernity. New York/ London: Routledge. 2016. ISBN: 9781138898325. pp. 241–253.


Space, Place and Gendered Violence in South African Writing. New York/Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 2015. ISBN: 9781137453426.


Breaking the Bonds of Domination: Embodied Heroines, Rape Culture and Possibilities of Resistance in Short Stories by Isabel Allende and Rosario Castellanos’ with Z.B. Thompson, in Contemporary Women’s Writing 7.3 (2013), 272–290.


Contemporary Caitlín: Gender and Society in Celtic Tiger Popular Fiction’, in Études Irlandaiser (Special Issue: Feminist and Women’s Issues in Contemporary Irish Society, Guest Editors Fiona McCann and Nathalie Sebbane) 37.2 (2012), 143–158.


‘Questioning Truth and Reconciliation: Writing rape in Achmat Dangor’s Bitter Fruit and Kagiso Lesego Molope’s Dancing in the Dust’ in S. Gunne and Z.B. Thomposn (eds). Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. New York/ London: Routledge. 2010. ISBN: 9780415806084. pp. 164–180.


‘Feminism without Borders: The potentials and pitfalls of re-theorizing rape’ with Z.B. Thompson, in S. Gunne and Z.B. Thompson (eds). Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. New York/ London: Routledge. 2010. ISBN: 9780415806084. pp. 1–20.

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