Peter McQuillan

Peter McQuillan

Associate Professor of Irish Language and Literature

Fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies


Peter McQuillan holds a B.A. and M.A. from University College, Dublin, and a Ph.D. in Celtic languages and literatures from Harvard. Before coming to Notre Dame, he held the Sir John Rhys Studentship in Celtic Studies at Jesus College, Oxford University, and taught Irish at the University of Regensburg in Germany and at Harvard.

He has published articles in the Journal of Celtic Linguistics and Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, and is currently preparing material for publication in Ériu and Éigse. He is the author of Modality and the Subjunctive Mood in Irish (2002) and Native and Natural: Aspects of the Concepts of Right and Freedom in Irish (2004), an analysis of the transformation of concepts of rights and freedom as expressed in the Irish language.


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