Assistant Professor, Film Studies
PhD (Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies), University of Connecticut
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 works 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 a past member of the Executive Board for the American Conference for Irish Studies as well as the same organization’s Web Design Committee. At Kutztown, she worked with Dr. Moe Folk on the redesign of the English Department website and currently serves as webmaster as well as the Assistant Chair for the English Curricular Advisory Group. She also serves on several interest groups in the department including Culture & Media Studies.