Dr Jan Cronin

BA(hons) Trinity College, The University of Dublin (1999); PhD University of Leeds (2005)

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Associate Professor

Research | Current

  • Adaptation studies
  • Irish studies
  • Janet Frame

My current research project is based in comparative Adaptation Studies, where I am engaged in comparing processes of textual and cultural adaptation in selected case studies from Ireland, the United States and New Zealand.

Teaching | Current

ENGLISH 217 Postcolonial Memory: Ireland

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome supervision enquiries in the following areas: Janet Frame, New Zealand Literature, Irish Studies and Adaptation Studies.

In addition to supervising multiple BA(Hons) research projects in Irish theatre and New Zealand literature, I have supervised the following completed Masters and PhD theses:

  • 2013-2014 April-Rose Geers, "The Collaborative Construct: Reading Multiplicity in Multiply Authored Texts", MA thesis (sole supervisor)
  • 2013-2014 Brent Stehlin, "Perception, Expression and Intersubjectivity: A Phenomenological Framework for Reading the Novels of Janet Frame", MA thesis (sole supervisor)
  • 2012-2013 Hanna Luypers “Open Day in the Factory of the Mind”: Occupational Therapy in the Novels of Janet Frame’, MA thesis (sole supervisor)
  • 2011-2012 Marcia Russell, "Made in New Zealand: a biographical criticism of Australian poet and journalist Elizabeth Riddell (1907-1998)", MLitt thesis (joint-supervisor)
  • 2007-2011 Lucy Treep, "An imagined Space: the dynamics of home in Eve Langley's novels. PhD thesis (main supervisor)
  • 2010 Anna O'Callaghan, "Cult Author Versus Literary Celebrity: Commentary of and on Janet Frame and Margaret Atwood", MA Thesis (sole supervisor)
  • 2009 Elizabeth Welsh, "'That divine spring into the bounding outline of things': Katherine Mansfield and Phenomenology", MA thesis (sole supervisor)
  • 2007 Steven Ruszczycky, "Interpreting Sex: Queer Theory and Contemporary New Zealand Fiction", MA thesis (sole supervisor)
  • 2006-2009 Clara Palleja-Lopez, "House Imagery in Women’s Horror Fiction: the haunted house as a reflection of socio-cultural conditions", PhD thesis (main supervisor)
  • 2005-2006 Isabel Haarhaus,"'Turning the Stone of [B]eing': A Question of Arrival in the Long Fiction of Janet Frame", PhD thesis (co-supervisor)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Cronin, J. (2019). The making of... adaptation and the cultural imaginary. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Pages: 271.
  • Cronin, J. (2017). Adapting The Quiet Man: John Ford, Jose Luis Guerin, and the palimpsest of place. Adaptation, 10 (1), 93-113. 10.1093/adaptation/apx001
  • Cronin, J. (2014). "What is't that ails young Harry Gill?": Containers, contents, and composition in Janet Frame's In The Memorial Room. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 36 (2), 93-102.
  • Cronin, J. S. (2013). 'If I was Irish I’d be crying by now': Irishness and Exteriority, Doyle’s 'Deportees' and the Irish Plays of Martin McDonagh. Irish Studies Review, 21 (2), 188-202. 10.1080/09670882.2013.786919
  • Cronin, J. S. (2012). Most Colonial, Postcolonial, Post-Postcolonial?: Irish Skulls and (K)iwi Bones. ARIEL: a review of international English literature, 43 (3), 59-91. Related URL.
  • Cronin, J. S. (2011). The Frame Function: An Inside-Out Guide to the Novels of Janet Frame. Auckland: Auckland University Press. Pages: 232.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10508
  • Cronin, J. S. (2009). Through a Glass Darkly: Reading the Enigmatic Frame. In J. Cronin, S. Drichel (Eds.) Frameworks: Contemporary Criticism on Janet Frame (pp. 3-23). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10329
  • Cronin, J., & Drichel, S. (Eds.) (2009). Frameworks: Contemporary Criticism on Janet Frame. Amsterdam: Rodopi. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10666

Contact details

Primary office location

ARTS 1 - Bldg 206
Level 6, Room 605
New Zealand