Caroline Elbay
Adjunct Faculty
Dublin Campus
Affiliated with Dublin Campus, International Education
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Biography

Caroline is a native Dubliner, and a graduate of St. Patrick's College Drumcondra - a college of Dublin City University.  She graduated with a BA (Hons) in English and Music, and subsequently undertook postgraduate studies at Trinity College, Dublin, where she read for both the Higher Diploma in Education, and the MPhil in Anglo Irish Literature.  She has taught at the primary, secondary and third levels.

Caroline has enjoyed a lifelong interest in Irish writers, and among her personal favorites are Wilde, Joyce, Beckett, Behan and McGahern.  She is also interested in the writings of John Banville from both a post-colonial and psychoanalytic perspective and how they reflect a certain post modern parallel to some of Wilde's so-called 'decadent' writings. Caroline was recently awarded the National Library of Ireland James Joyce Dedicated Scholarship 2008, and is currently writing a book on Oscar Wilde's Dublin.

When not engaging in matters literary, Caroline relaxes by participating in choral singing with Dublin Choral Foundation's 'Lassus Scholars' - a choir of international repute who have also recorded extensively.  A classically trained violinist, she also enjoys traditional Irish music, as well as arranging music for choirs and instrumental ensembles.

Caroline is currently engaged in Doctoral studies at Queen's University Belfast, where her research area is James Joyce (thesis title 'Joyce, Bloom, Sex and Weininger: A study of Influence'); and has lectured on Music in the works of James Joyce at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.



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