The Irish Language and Literature & Irish Studies Open House was held on March 19th at 8 p.m. in the Sorin Room. Students across campus joined us to lean about all of the different opportunities the department has to offer. Information about majoring or minoring in Irish Language and Literature, studying abroad in Ireland was given by current students and faculty members. …
Clíona Ní Ríordáin, Université la Sorbonne nouvelle Paris 3, and Diarmuid Ó Giolláin with Ambassador Patricia O'Brien, Irish Embassy, Paris, for Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish language week) event, March 12, 2018.
Congratulations to IRLL students Shane Wagy and Michaela Fallon along with team mate Jess Gibson. They are pictured here with Cara Butler following their extraordinary performance onstage with Irish music legends The Chieftains at the Music Centre, Goshen College, on Saturday, March 3.
Sarah McKibben, an associate professor of Irish language and literature, has won a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for her book project, “Tradition Transformed: Bardic Poetry and Patronage in Early Modern Ireland, c. 1560-1660.” McKibben, who is also a faculty fellow in the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, focuses her scholarship on bardic poetry in Ireland during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The Institute for International Education ranked the University of Notre Dame third among doctorate-granting universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad during the academic year 2015-16. This represents an increase from the University’s ranking of #4 last year in the annual Open Doors report.
Barry McCrea — the Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and a professor of English, Irish language and literature, and Romance languages and literatures — has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Princeton University Humanities Council. McCrea will spend the spring 2018 semester at Princeton as a visiting professor in the Humanities Council and the Faber Fellow in Comparative Literature. While there, he will continue work on his upcoming novel, tentatively titled Thorn Island, and will teach an advanced literature course to a mix of undergraduate and graduate students.