Sarah O’ Brien
Sarah O’ Brien is a PhD candidate in the Department of English, Media and Theatre Studies at Maynooth University. Sarah works primarily within the field of World Literature with a particular focus on post-9/11 fiction. Her dissertation is entitled “World Literature and the post-9/11 novel: Memory, Media, Trauma”. It explores the role of the novel in challenging rhetoric, news media framings and cultural memory designed to legitimise violence against the Other in the post-9/11 era. Sarah’s work involves engagement with fields of theoretical enquiry such as: memory studies, trauma theory, and media studies.