Dr. Danine Farquharson
Dr. Farquharson’s research of 20th-century Irish literature
has found that the issues of masculinity and violence are not only
important to Ireland, but to the contemporary world outside of
This violence affects everyone, from the individual to entire
nations. She is also researching literary representations of the
Easter Rising of 1916.
For Dr. Farquharson, the connections between Newfoundland and
Ireland are fascinating, and subtler than people think.
But it is this connection, and the combination of Newfoundland
literature and Irish drama that helped Dr. Farquharson decide to
continue her academic career at Memorial.
As a professor with the Faculty of English, the faculty’s
graduate coordinator, and the President of the Canadian Association
for Irish Studies, Dr. Farquharson has a chance to sustain the same
environment that she was a part of as a grad student: great
students and faculty, and a chance to live and work in one of the
most amazing cities in the world.