Lily Ni Dhomhnaill, Corpus Christi

Degree: PhD
Course: AmLit
Supervisor: Dr Fiona Green
Dissertation Title:
Archives and Performance in work by Susan Howe and Friends'

Research Interests

My research focuses on the poetry and essays of the US-American poet Susan Howe, alongside works of various performance, video and sound artists with whom she has collaborated. Broadly speaking, my work considers the implications of inheritance, family, and Puritan concepts of predestination for a poetics that is founded on feminist and anti-colonial politics. I am interested in the models of influence and poetic reproduction, as well as finding ways to theorize poetic and political margins, and understanding liveness, chance and appropriation in relation to archival poetics.

Areas of Supervision

I have previously given supervisions for papers 7a (1830-1945), 9 (Lyric), 12 (Contemporary Writing in English), and 14 (American Literature). I've taught texts by Denise Riley, Eileen Myles, Claudia Rankine, M. Nourbese Philip, Sarah Howe, Susan Howe, Emily Dicksinson, Walt Whitman, Harryette Mullen, Kate Tempest, Jackie Kay. I've supervised a dissertaion on Frank O'Hara and visual art, and shadowed a member of staff teaching the American Literature 1835-1865 faculty seminars, during which I led part of a class on the civil war.