Clare has worked at Loughborough since 2004, following degrees in London University (BA), Trinity College Dublin (MPhil) and Oxford (DPhil). She became a Senior Lecturer in 2015. As AHRC Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies in London, she edited volume 5 of The Oxford History of the Irish Book. She is the co-ordinator of Loughborough’s Booker Prize initiative, and has recently published an article and blog on Anna Burns’ Milkman, winner of the Booker prize 2018.


Clare teaches broadly across nineteenth and twentieth century literature in English, and has recently developed expertise in digital literary scholarship, digital humanities, and contemporary literature.

Clare's research intersects the fields of digital literary studies, book history and Irish literature, and relates in particular to two major authors of the early twentieth century: W. B. Yeats, and James Joyce. She has recently published a major book on James Joyce: Serial Encounters: Ulysses and the Little Review (Oxford University Press, 2019), and is now completing a monograph entitled Yeats, Joyce and the Textual Culture of the Literary Revival. She is also editing Joyce’s Poems for Penguin.

Currently supervising Leah Henrickson whose thesis is entitled ‘Towards a New Sociology of the Text: The Hermeneutics of Algorithmic Authorship’.

Serial Encounters: Ulysses and the Little Review (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).

Editor,The Irish Book in English, 1891–2000 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2011)

The Moment and Technique of Milkman’, Essays in Criticism, 69:3 (July 2019), 1-23 - blog

Yeats, Pound and the Little Review, 1914-18’ for Special Issue of International Yeats Studies, edited by David Dwan and Emilie Morin, 3:1 (November 2018), 33-48

The Development of Ulysses in Print, 1918-1922’, The Dublin James Joyce Journal, (ed. Luca Crispi and Anne Fogarty), 6/7 (2015), 109-131.

‘“The Promise of Literature in the Coming Days”: The Best Hundred Irish Books Controversy of 1886’, Victorian Literature and Culture, 39 (September 2011), 581-592.

Chapters of Moral History: Failing to Publish Dubliners’, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 97 (2003), 495–519. 

Joyce and the Institutions of Revivalism’, Irish University Review, 33 (2003), 117–132.