Kathryn White is a graduate of the University of Ulster, where she completed a BA in Modern Studies in the Humanities in 2001 and a PhD in 2005. She has nine years teaching experience at Ulster University; previously she held the posts of Lecturer in Irish Literature and Research Associate in the School of English and History, and took up her current post in 2015. She specialises in Modern Irish Writing in English, particularly the works of Samuel Beckett, and offers specialist optional modules in this area.
She has published on Samuel Beckett and John Hewitt.
She is currently an Executive Member (and the Northern Ireland Representative) of University English www.universityenglish.ac.uk
Kathryn’s research interests are in the area of Modern Irish Writing in English and she specialises in the works of Samuel Beckett; she has published on Beckett, including a monograph, entitled Beckett and Decay; she has also published on John Hewitt and curated two exhibitions based on Hewitt’s life and work. She has an interest in Literature and Cultural Identity and Literature and Gender. She is keen to hear from prospective research students who wish to work in any of her teaching and research areas.
2005: PhD ‘Representations of Decay in the works of Samuel Beckett’ – Ulster University
2001: BA Modern Studies in the Humanities First Class Honours – Ulster University
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