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Academic articles and chapters



“Translation as a Way to ‘feel virtuous’: Sylvia Plath’s Translations from French”, Sylvia Plath among Strangers around the World, (Publisher TBC).


'We’re Strangers Here’: Sylvia Plath and Transnationalism, The New Plath Studies, Cambridge University Press (UK).


“Accessibility in the Poetry World: How the Pandemic Transformed the Contemporary British Poetry Scene”, TIES: Revue de literature Textes, Images et Sons (France).


“‘An English Totem’: Constructions of Englishness in Max Porter’s Lanny” in David Rudrum, Pawel Wojtas and Wojciech Drąg (eds.), Critical Perspectives on Max Porter, Routledge.  


“‘I felt I’d come home’: Sylvia Plath and France” in Nicolas Pierre Boileau and Carmen Bonasera (eds.), “The ‘Edge’ of Sylvia Plath’s Critical History: A Reappraisal of Plath’s Work, 60 years after”, Revue Electronique d’Etudes sur le Monde Anglophone (France)


“Invenzione e ‘atlantismo’ nella poesia contemporanea in lingua inglese: Julie Irigaray”. Five of my poems were translated by Professor Paolo Luca Bernardini, with an introduction by Professor Laura Orsi, Expressio: Rivista di Linguistica, Letteratura e Comunicazione, Mimesis Edizioni, vol.5 (Italy), pp.273-294.



Amanda Golden’s Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets (Abingdon: Routledge, 2020) for The Modernist Review, 26th February 2021

Non-academic articles 


“Writing about Place as an Outsider”


I discuss the benefits of writing about place as an outsider.


The Alchemy Spoon (UK)


The Alchemy Spoon (UK)

“Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Swarm’”

A short analysis of Sylvia Plath's less-known bee poem.


The Poetry Foundation (US)

“Poem Guide: Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Applicant’”

A hymn to female independence in the form of a withering critique of marriage.


Mslexia (UK)

"Book Review: You Sad Feminist by Megan Beech"

Megan Beech is known for her reputation as a feminist poet, and though this second collection returns to her primary interest, it also tackles the belittled theme of mental health issues.


The University Times (Ireland)

A Crucible of Cultures, the Basque Country Offers Art, Culture and Colour

Julie Irigaray reviews her homeland’s best experiences, from sport’s strong sensations to châteaux with character, festive nights and gourmet ideas.


The University Times (Ireland)

Nepotism, Populism and Conservatism: the Real Challenges of the French Presidential Elections - (in print)                    

As populism rises around the world, the French presidential elections crystallise the fear of another success for the far-right. With the spectre of radical Islamism in the background, Julie Irigaray gathers testimonies, questioning whether this is not just a smokescreen hiding what has been dividing French society for 15 years.


The University Times (Ireland)

An Evening of Musical Translation at Trinity’s Centre for Literary Translation

Yesterday the centre played host to a memorable evening of songs in translation, with traditional Russian ballads performed alongside a Spanish opera and the Rolling Stones in German.


College Green (Ireland)

Reflections of A Citizen of Nowhere (in print)

The title of this article was inspired by Theresa May’s extreme claim at the October 2016 Conservative Party conference: “If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere.” The question of identity is one I ponder frequently without being able to answer it in relation to myself.


The University Times (Ireland)

Not the Biggest Fan of Christmas? Take Inspiration from the French

For someone who was born in a country where Christmas isn’t universally celebrated, our attitude to the holiday is flawed.


The University Times (Ireland)

Bringing Poetry to the People, Patti Smith Speaks to the Hist

Smith spoke of her love of Oscar Wilde, as well as her belief in the power of people to effect social change.


The University Times (Ireland)

Why You Have (Almost) Never Heard of the Nobel Prize Before

The 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature caused a significant deal of commotion.  Going by some of the responses around the world, the least one can say is that the legitimacy – and even credibility – of the Nobel Prize committee is once again being questioned.

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