Makenzie Fitzgerald



B.A. in University Scholars, Baylor University, 2016

Research Interests:

Contemporary Irish Poetry and Drama; Modern British and Anglophone Literature; Ethics of Memory; Linguistic and Ordinary Language Philosophy; Trauma Theory; Postcolonial Studies; Ontology of Grief; New Formalism

Conference Presentations:

Troubling Echoes: The Political Implications of Heaney’s

The Tollund Man in Springtime.” American Conference for Irish Studies. Cork, Ireland, June 2018.

“‘Coming to Terms’: The Role of Translation in Postcolonial Literature.” Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. Dallas, TX, October 2017.

“The Preoccupation of Poetry: Seamus Heaney’s Early Prose.” American Conference for Irish Studies, National Conference. Kansas City, MO, March-April 2017.

“Risk and Reconciliation in Seamus Heaney’s Punishment.” American Conference for Irish Studies, Southern Regional Conference. Lexington, KY, March 2017.