Irish Centre for Social Gerontology
Institute for Lifecourse & Society
Upper Newcastle Road
Phone: 091 494308
Margaret’s research is interdisciplinary, exploring social, cultural, and literary representations of ageing. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher with the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology and the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, working on “MascAge: Ageing Masculinities in European Literatures and Cinemas”, an Irish Research Council-funded EU project. Margaret was previously Project Coordinator for the Gender Arc research consortium in the University of Limerick. Before that, she lectured in English at the University of Limerick. Earlier roles include Project Fellow in Digital Arts and Humanities in An Foras Feasa: The Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions, and Lecturer in College Writing at Dublin Business School.
Visual representations of ageing; narratives of ageing; embodiment and age; gendered ageing; inequality and ageing.
MascAge – https://www.mascage.eu/
Selected & Recent Publications
O’Neill, Margaret and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, eds., Ageing Women: Private Meaning, Social Lives, Routledge, 2020.
O’Neill, Margaret and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, ‘Ageing Families and Generational Connections in Contemporary Irish Writing’, The New Irish Studies: Twenty-First Century Critical Revisions, ed. Paige Reynolds, Cambridge University Press, 2020.
O’Neill, Margaret and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, eds., special issue on “Ageing Women: Private Meaning, Social Lives”, Life Writing, 16:1, 2019.
O’Neill, Margaret and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, eds., special issue on “Women and Ageing in Irish Writing, Drama and Film”, Nordic Irish Studies Journal, 17:1, 2018.
McGlynn, Cathy, Margaret O’Neill and Michaela Schrage-Frueh, eds., Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture: Reflections, Refractions, Reimaginings, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.