Clare Hayes-Brady

Professor of American Literature

Clare Hayes-Brady is a lecturer in American Literature at University College Dublin. Her PhD focused on communication in the work of David Foster Wallace. Other research interests include the interaction of literature with film; transatlantic cultural heritage; performative sexuality (both normative and queer), resistant gender modes and the history of burlesque; digital humanities and modes of transmission; adolescence in contemporary fiction, and dystopian narrative. 

Hayes-Brady has published and presented widely on aspects of contemporary American literature, with a particular focus on gender identity and voice. Her book on Wallace, "The Unspeakable Failures of David Foster Wallace," was published by Bloomsbury (2016).