Nathalie Lamprecht

In her PhD project, which is supported by the Charles University Grant Agency (GA UK), Nathalie Lamprecht focuses on contemporary Irish and Northern Irish fiction and its portrayal of young women. She is particularly interested in the intersections of gender, space, and emotion in the narrative creation of identity. After receiving a BA in English and American Studies from the University of Vienna, Nathalie completed an MA in Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at Charles University. In 2021, her MA thesis entitled Class, Sexuality and Nationalism: Identity Building in the Prose Writings of Brendan Behan was awarded a Mathesius Award. Nathalie is deputy editor of the student academic journal The Protagonist and co-organiser of the international conferences Brendan Behan at 100: Legacy and New Directions and Reading Ireland in the 21st Century: The 6th International Postgraduate Conference in Irish Studies.


Academic profiles:


Lamprecht, Nathalie. 2023. “Review of Broken Irelands: Literary Form in Post-Crash Irish Fiction, by Mary M. McGlynn”. Review of Irish Studies in Europe 6 (1):89-92.

Lamprecht, Nathalie. “Austerity and Irish Women’s Writing and Culture, 1980–2020 (Deirdre Flynn and Ciara L. Murphy, eds., 2022).” Estudios Irlandeses 18 (2023): 274-277, doi:

Lamprecht, Nathalie. “The Steward of Christendom.” The Protagonist 1 (2023): 71-72,

Other publications:

“Alan Gilsenan in conversation with Nathalie Lamprecht (25 May 2023).” Interview by Nathalie Lamprecht. Irish Itinerary Podcast, Episode 43, EFACIS, May 25, 2023. Audio,

Lamprecht, Nathalie. “Dublin’s Laughing Boy Was Born On This Day in 1923.” Brendan Behan at 100 (2023),

2021-2023: Poems published in The Artful, an annual collection of works by students, graduates, and academic staff of the Department for English and American studies at Charles University

Conference papers

‘Vivian in not-so Wonderland: Looking for Belonging in Caitriona Lally’s Eggshells’, Reading Ireland in the 21st Century: The 6th International Postgraduate Conference in Irish Studies, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic, Sept. 2023.

‘No Country for Young Women? Of Placelessness in Contemporary Northern Irish Fiction’, 2023 EFACIS Conference in Belfast: ‘Unions and Partitions in Ireland’, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, Aug. 2023.

‘Hidden Irelands in the Short Fiction of Brendan Behan’, Brendan Behan at 100: Legacy and New Directions, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic, June 2023.

‘The good old days? Remembering the past in Louise Kennedy’s Trespasses’, Colloque Annuel de la SOFEIR – The Presence of the Past: Problematising Temporalities in Irish Studies, Université de Lille, France, March 2023.

‘“The sky is not the only thing that’s cracked”: The Young Woman in Catherine Prasifka’s None of this is serious’, New Voices/New Directions: International Workshop on Contemporary Irish Literature, University of Leipzig, Germany, Sept. 2022.

‘Identity, Migration and Fragmentation: The Young Woman in Recent Irish Fiction’, EFACIS International PhD Seminar, KU Leuven and Irish College Leuven, Belgium, Aug. 2022.

‘Writing “me” into history: Irish women’s life writing and representations of Irishness’, Intersectional Irelands: The annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL), University of Limerick, Ireland, July 2022.

‘“They will be seen:” Questioning identity, sexualisation and political agenda in Amy Conroy’s I heart Alice heart I’, Vienna Student Conference of Anglophone Studies, University of Vienna, Austria, Sept. 2019.

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