Carroll is both Professor of Comparative Literature Department and Director
of Honors in the Humanities. She does research in Renaissance Studies, with particular interests in early modern colonialism, epic poetry, and historiography.
Her most recent book is Ireland and Postcolonial Theory (Cork University Press and Notre Dame University Press, 2003). She is also the author of
Circe’s Cup: Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Writing about Ireland (Cork
University Press, 2002) and The Orlando Furioso, A Stoic Comedy (Medieval
and Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1997). With Vincent Carey, she edited
Richard Beacon's humanist dialogue on the colonization of Ireland, Solon
His Follie (1996). She is also the editor of the Early Modern Period in
the Longman Anthology of British Literature (2003) and of the Longman Cultural
Edition of Othello and Tragedy of Mariam (2003).
to teaching courses in Comparative, Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance
literatures, she has taught both the advanced seminar and the introductory
Irish language course in Irish Studies. When Carroll won the President's
Award for Excellence in Teaching back in 1993, one of her students commented:
"She encourages us to disagree, debate, and discuss. Most important,
she gets us to think."