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Marie-Louise Coolahan

NUIG

BA (TCD 1994), MPhil (Oxon 1996), PhD (Nottingham Trent 2000) 

Marie-Louise Coolahan is a professor of English specialising in early modern literature at NUI Galway. She is the author of Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland (Oxford University Press, 2010), as well as articles and essays about Renaissance manuscript culture, women’s writing, early modern identity, and textual transmission. She is currently Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded project, RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700 (www.recirc.nuigalway.ie). She has recently co-edited, with Gillian Wright, Katherine Philips: Form, Reception, and Literary Contexts (Routledge, 2018).

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