Antoinette M. Larkin

Contact Information

Antoinette Larkin
Position Associate Professor
Office Location McMicken Hall Room 110M 
Phone (513) 556-5343
Fax (513) 556-5960
Mail Location 0069




School Degree
University of Cincinnati Ph.D. (English & Comparative Literature)
Irish Academy of Public Relations Higher Diploma in Arts in Public Relations (Post Graduate)
Miami University M.A. (History with emphasis on media and propaganda)
University College Dublin B.A. (English & History, Honors)


Professional Summary

Her current research interests include visual rhetoric in corporate publications and contemporary Irish women's literature.  Currently completing work on a book manuscript, Illuminating Words: Myth, Tradition and Oral Culture in Contemporary Irish Women's Storytelling, she is also beginning a book length study of the evolution of magazines in the 21st century in form and function.  Her research is informed by social semiotics, postcolonialism and feminism.  She currently teaches courses in visual rhetoric, document design and publishing and promotional writing.

 She has taught a sequence of courses on Nobel prize-winning literature for the Honors Scholars Program, and courses on modern and Irish literature. She has served as secretary, vice-president, and president of Irish Studies, Mid-West Modern Language Association, been a freelance journalist for the London Times, book reviewer and radio script writer for RTÉ, Ireland's national television and radio broadcaster, as well as  magazine editor and contributor to several UC in-house periodicals.  Her administrative service as a writing program administrator has been recognized by a UC Faculty Achievement Award. University service has included time as both an interim department head and director of technical and professional communication.  Active in the broader community, she has been a board member for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and served as a goodwill envoy to Ireland for the Irish American Partnership. Her academic career has been enriched by her previous work in the private sector in management and as a systems analyst for Xerox Corporation.

Selected Research Support

University of Cincinnati Faculty Development Grant, $1,563.  2009-10.

University of Cincinnati Faculty Development Grant, $3,956.  2010-11.

University of Cincinnati First-Year Experience Initiative, Success Challenge Grant, $78,000. 2000.

 University of Cincinnati Faculty Development Grant, $46,000. 1997-1998.

Selected International Presentations

"The Cailleach, Bean Feasa and Bean Ghlúine in the Short Fiction of Clare Boylan, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and Claire Keegan." (1 of 2 papers presented) Latitudes: Irish Studies in an International Context, ACIS-CAIS/ACEI Conference, University College Dublin, Ireland, 2014.

"Textual Mosaics: Intertextuality in the short fiction of Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and Claire Keegan,. "  Latitudes: Irish Studies in an International Context, ACIS-CAIS/ACEI Conference, University College Dublin, Ireland, 2014

"The Temptation Myth and Faustian Legend in Contemporary Confectionary Ad Campaigns." European Popular Culture Association Conference, London, 2012

"Irish Women's Writings on a Problematic Master-'The Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church.'" Invited presentation, Allusions to God in Prose and Poetry Conference, Oxford Round Table, Oxford University, 2008

"Éilís Ní Dhuibhne Re-Presents Ireland: William Leech, Edith Somerville & 'Nomads Seek the Pavilions of Bliss on the Slopes of Middle Age.'" International Association for the Study of Irish Literature, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, 2004

"Defying ‘Masculinist’ Space: Evelyn Conlon’s Broadening Visions." WERRC Conference, University College Dublin, 1999

"Topographical Disillusionment--An Irish Woman in Paris." American Conference for Irish Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast, 1995.

Selected Publications

"Web Accessibility Statements: Connecting Professional Writing, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Burkean Rhetoric" in Rhetorical Accessibility: At the Intersection of Technical Communication and Disability Studies (2013).

Geoffrey Shannon. Divorce Law and Practice. Dublin: Thomson Round Hall, 2007.  Review and Radio Script  for RTÉ 2fm.

Sanghera, Jasvinder, Shame. London: Hodder, 2007. Review and radio interview script, RTÉ 2fm.

Monaghan, Mary. Remember Me? A Memoir. Sidney, Aus: Tortoise Press, 2006. Review and radio interview script, RTÉ 2fm

Dinah O’Dowd. Cry Salty Tears. London: Century, 2007. Review & radio interview script, RTÉ 2fm

Larkin, Antoinette & Marlene Miner, Eds. Writing with Confidence: A Composition Text for Freshman English. Revised Ed. NY: Harcourt, 1996