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Dr. Amanda Piesse

Associate Professor (English)
ARTS BUILDING

Dean of Students (Dean of Students)


I am a Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, to which I came in January 1995 from a previous post at the University of Durham. I teach, supervise and research in English renaissance literature, with special interests in Shakespeare and in the Tudor moral interlude, and in children's literature, with special interests in Tudor schoolroom texts, in the novels of Eilis Dillon, and in the representation of old people in children's books. Current research projects include work on old people in children's books as part of the Lived Life group and the Trinity Consortium on Ageing, creating a research programme around the Pollard collection of children's books and work on early modern education. I was a co-founder of Early Modern Forum Ireland and am currently Secretary to the Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature.
  Age related social policy   Ageing and the life-course   Ancient Philosophy, esp. Plato and Aristotle.   Changing gender role attitudes in Ireland   Children's literature   Cinema and Ireland   Gender role attitudes & behaviour   Gender roles   Greek philosophy, Platonism   Greek tragedy, Euripides   History of childhood   History of education   History of women's education   Language and/or Literature, Poetry   Language and/or Literature, Renaissance   Lifelong Learning   Literary History   Literature of the Reformation   reception of classical texts in early modern literature   Religious History   Renaissance drama   Renaissance literature   Shakespeare   Theatre History   Tudor moral interludes
 Lived Life project

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Details Date From Date To
Secretary, Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature 2007 2009
International Research Society for the Study of Children's Literature 2003
Fictonalizing families in, editor(s)Valerie Coghlan and Keith O'Sullivan , Irish Children's Literature and Culture, London, Routledge, 2011, pp85 - 97, [Amanda Piesse], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Hidden heresies in Jacke Jugeler in, editor(s)Eilean ni Chuilleanain and John Flood , Heresy and Orthodoxy in Early English Literature 1350-1680, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2010, pp90 - 100, [Amanda Piesse], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Identity in, editor(s)Michael Hattaway , A New Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture, Oxford, Wiley Blackwell, 2010, pp463 - 474, [A.J. Piesse], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Kyd's Spanish Tragedy in, editor(s)Michael Hattaway , A New Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture, Oxford, Wiley Blackwell, 2010, pp70 - 80, [A.J. Piesse], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Allegory and reformation poetics in David Lindsay's Ane Satire of the Thrie Estaitis(1552-54) in, editor(s)Crawford Gribben and David George Mullen , Literature and the Scottish Reformation, Farnham, Ashgate, 2009, pp81 - 94, [Amanda J. Piesse], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
'Metamorphic landscapes in Irish children's literature' in, editor(s)Barbara Drillsma-Milgrom and Leena Kirstina , Metamorphoses in children's literature and culture, Turku, Writers and Enostone, 2009, pp123 - 129, [A.J.Piesse], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
'Something under the bed is drooling': the mediation of fear through the rhetoric of fantasy in literature for children. in, Kate Hebblethwaite and Elizabeth McCarthy , Fear: essays on the meaning and experience of fear., Dublin, Four Courts, 2007, pp148 - 157, [Amanda Piesse], Notes: [The essay examines how fantasy is used to mediate fear in fairytale, picturebooks for the very young, cartoon strips and popular fiction including the Harry Potter series. It engages with Bettelheim and Warner's accounts of managing monsters, and ends by examining Robert Cormier's teen fiction in which the mode of fantasy is collapsed to leave the protagonist unprotected by the genre that protects youthful exploration of fear.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Bodies of knowledge and knowledge of bodies in sixteenth-century literature. in, Philip Coleman , On literature and science, Dublin, Four Courts, 2007, [Amanda Piesse], Notes: [The essay investigates the relationship between literary, scientific and social representations of anatomy in the sixteenth century.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Character building: Shakespeare's children in context in, editor(s)Kate Chedgzoy, Susanne Greenhalgh and Robert Shaughnessy , Shakespeare and childhood, Cambridge, Cambridge UIniversity Press, 2007, pp64 - 79, [A. J. Piesse], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Islands, Ireland and the changing state of writing for children in, editor(s)Celia Keenan and Mary Shine Thompson , Treasure Islands, Dublin, Four Courts, 2005, [A. J. Piesse], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
  

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Siobhan Parkinson in, editor(s)Valerie Coghlan and Siobhan Parkinson , Irish children's writers and illustrators 1986-2006, Dublin, CBI/CICE publications, 2007, pp99 - 108, [A. J. Piesse], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Mark O'Sullivan in, editor(s)Valerie Coghlan and Siobhan Parkinson , Irish children's writers and illustrators 1986-2006, Dublin, CBI/CICE publications, 2007, pp91 - 96, [A. J. Piesse], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
Fellow, Trinity College Dublin 2003
Shakespeare; sixteenth-century writing in England; early modern schoolbooks for children in England; landscape in children's literature; old people in children's books; Eilis Dillon's children's novels;