Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996
    MA in English Literature. University of Groningen (cum laude)

  • 1997
    Postdoctoral: Postgraduate Certificate of Education; University of Groningen

  • 1999
    Junior Lecturer in English Literature in the English Department, University of Groningen

  • 2002 – 2005
    Junior Lecturer in English Literature in the English Department, University of Groningen (fixed term, 0.4 fte)

  • 2003
    Ph.D in Arts, University of Groningen

  • Since 2003
    Executive board member of SVVT (institute for early modern women's history)

  • 2004 – 2007
    Assistant Professor in British and American literature in the English Department, Leiden University (permanent, 0.4 fte)

  • 2006 – 2007
    Assistant Professor in American Studies, University of Groningen (fixed term, 0.5 fte)

  • Since 2007
    Assistant Professor in Literatures in English, Radboud University Nijmegen (permanent, 1.0 fte)

  • Since 2009
    Executive board member of the national research school OSL (literary studies), Utrecht, the Netherlands

  • Since 2011
    Member of the examination boards for the MA programme in literature and the BA programme in English Language and Culture. Radboud University Nijmegen

  • Since 2011
    Member of the BA programme evaluation board, English Language and Culture. Radboud University Nijmegen

  • Since 2011
    Coordinator of the research line "Memory: Cultural and Religious Identities". HLCS research institute, Radboud University Nijmegen

Selected publications


  • Corporaal, Marguérite, ed. and introd. Recollecting Starvation: Cultural Memories of the Great Famine in Irish Fiction, 1847-1921. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2012.

  • Corporaal, Marguérite and Evert van Leeuwen, eds. The Literary Utopias of Cultural Communities: Romantics to Fin-de-Siècle. Amsterdam/ New York: Rodopi, 2010.

  • Corporaal, Marguérite and Rina Walthaus, eds., introd. Heroines of the Golden (St)Age: Gender and Drama in Seventeenth-Century Spain and England. Kassel: Reichenberger, 2008.

Articles in international peer-reviewed journals

  • "A Land of Milk and Honey? The Representation of Migration and Diaspora in Literary Memories of the Great Famine, 1860- 1885". Forthcoming in The Irish Review 43.2 (2012).

  • Corporaal, Marguérite en Christopher Cusack. "Rites of Passage: the Coffin Ship as Site of Immigrants' Identity Formation in Irish and Irish-American Fiction, 1855 -1885". Atlantic Studies 8.3 (2011): 343-359.

  • Corporaal, Marguérite."From Golden Hills to Sycamore Trees: Pastoral Homelands and Ethnic Identity in Irish Immigrant Fiction, 1860-1875". Irish Studies Review. 18.3 (2010): 331-46.

  • Corporaal, Marguérite and Nadine Akkerman. "Margaret Cavendish, Constantijn Huygens, en de Bataafse tranen". De Zeventiende Eeuw 25.2 (2010): 73-96.

  • Corporaal, Marguérite. "Memories of the Great Famine and Ethnic identity in Novels by Victorian Irish Women Writers". English Studies 90.2 (2009): 1-15.

  • Corporaal, Marguérite. "From Hull-House to Wheeler Street: City Space, Gender and Self-Formation in Early Jewish American Women's Autobiographies".Perspectives 2.2(2008): 57-76.

  • Corporaal, Marguérite. "Herinneringen aan Honger: Hongersnood, gender en nationaliteit in het werk van negentiende-eeuwse Ierse schrijfsters." Historica 31.2 (2008): 6-8.

Selected projects

  • Principal Investigator of the Project "Relocated Remembrance: The Great Famine in Irish (Diaspora) Fiction, 1847-1921", funded by the European Research Council, october 2010 – 2015

  • Wicked Words, Virtuous Voices: The Representation of Tragic Subjectivity by Renaissance and Early Restoration Women Dramatists

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editorial work for journals

  • Guest editor with J. King for Atlantic Studies, special issue on Irish Atlantic Migration and Memory:

    Transatlantic Recollections of Ireland’s Great Hunger and Exodus in Interdisciplinary Perspective, Januar 2014

  • Guest editor with A. Bracke for English Studies, – special issue on ecocriticism and contemporary literature, 2010

  • Editor of Essenses (Netherlands Society of English Studies), 2005 – 2007

  • Editorial board of Historica (Amsterdam University Press), 2002 – 2004

Additional qualifications

  • Experience in organizing international conferences and workshops

  • Experience in the Supervision of PhD Students


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