PhD (Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies), University of Connecticut
MA (Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies), University of Connecticut
BH (Journalism/Film & Culture), Penn State Harrisburg
Dr. McClure pursues research interests in Irish cinema, human rights, film activism, and adaptation. Her article, "Injured bodies, silenced voices: Reclaiming personal trauma and the narration of pain in Northern Ireland” appeared in a special issue of Peace and Change: Bodily Pain and Peace and Human Rights: Thirty Years after Elaine Scarry’s The Body in Pain. She has written on film depictions of youth, violence, and reconciliation in her essay “They were only kids: Public reconciliation for misguided youth in Five Minutes of Heaven” which was printed in Country of the Young:Interpretations of Youth and Childhood in Irish Culture. She has worked closely with several non-profit trauma centers in Northern Ireland to explore themes of reconciliation, peace, and transition.
Additionally, Dr. McClure has done research and trial work on technology in the classroom and Universal Design in instruction. She is the Web and Communications Editor for the Executive Board for the American Conference for Irish Studies. At Kutztown, she serves as Chair of the Department Web & Communications committee and is the Assistant Chair for the English Curricular Advisory Group. She also serves on several interest groups in the department including Culture & Media Studies.
Course Regularly Taught
ENG 10: Introduction to Literature
ENG 119: American Film Genre
ENG 141: Literature & Film
ENG 242: International Film
ENG 244: Documentary Film & Theories of Representation
ENG 246: Feminist Film Theory
CMP 100: Effective Composition
Pending. “Bad Da’s: Revising failed fatherhood in Irish literary adaptations,” to be published in an upcoming collection for the Adaptation and Visual Culture series from Palgrave MacMillan. Eds.Julie Grossman, Ruth Barton, and Marc Conner. Projected date 2019-2020.
McClure, Nicole R. “Injured bodies, silenced voices: Reclaiming personal trauma and the narration of pain in Northern Ireland.” Peace and Change. 40.4 (2015): 497-516.
McClure, Nicole R. “They were only kids: Public reconciliation for misguided youth in Five Minutes of Heaven.” Country of the Young: Interpretations of Youth and Childhood in Irish Culture. Eds. Kelly Matthews and John Countryman. Dublin: Four Courts, 2013.
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