BA, PHD

Contact Details

Personal Professor
DIRECTOR
Centre for Irish Studies
Room 204, Martha Fox House
Distillery Road
NUI Galway
T: Ext. 3660
E: louis.depaor@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Having graduated with First Class Honours in Irish and Léann Dúchais (Irish and Cognate Studies) at UCC, Louis de Paor completed his doctoral research on narrative technique in the short fiction of Máirtín Ó Cadhain under the supervision of Seán Ó Tuama and was awarded a PhD by the National University of Ireland in 1986 for his thesis, Teicníocht agus aigneolaíocht san insint liteartha; anailís ar mhúnlaí teicníochta agus ar mhúnlaí tuisceana i dteanga na hinste i ngearrscéalta Mháirtín Uí Chadhain. He spent time as a lecturer in Irish at UCC and Thomond College, Limerick, before moving to Australia in 1987, where he worked in local and ethnic radio in Melbourne and taught evening classes in Irish language and literature at Melbourne University and the Melbourne Council for Adult Education. He was Visiting Professor of Celtic Studies at Sydney University in 1993 and Visiting Fellow in 1992. He returned to Ireland in 1996 and worked as proof editor of the Irish language newspaper Foinse before being appointed Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway in 2000. His published works include a monograph on the work of Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Faoin mblaoisc bheag sin: an aigneolaíocht i scéalta Mháirtín Uí Chadhain (1991), an anthology of twentieth-century poetry in Irish, Coiscéim na haoise seo (1991), co-edited with Seán Ó Tuama, a bilingual edition of the selected poems of Máire Mhac an tSaoi, An paróiste míorúilteach/The miraculous parish (2011) and a critical edition of the selected poems of Liam S Gógan, Míorúilt an chleite chaoin (2012). He was Jefferson Smurfit Distinguished Fellow at the University of St Louis-Missouri in 2002 and received the Charles Fanning medal from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2009. He was a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at New York University and UC Berkeley in 2013-14 and Burns Scholar at Boston College in 2016.

Research Interests

Twentieth century writing in Irish and in translation.  Early modern poetry in Irish. The fiction of Máirtín Ó Cadhain and Flann O'Brien. The poems and diaries of Seán Ó Ríordáin.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
IRC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2017 SÍOBHRA AIKEN - Remembering Violence: Memory, Narrative and Testimony in the Irish Civil War (1922-23) 01-OCT-17 30-SEP-20
PROGRAM INNOVATION FUND 2002 01-OCT-01 31-DEC-20
IRC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2016 EOIN BYRNE - (De)Constructing Irish Literary Space: The Cultural Politics of Narrative Experimentation in the Writings of Samuel Beckett, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, and Brian O'Nolan (Flann O'Brien) 01-SEP-16 30-SEP-19

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Ón nGruagach Gréagach go dtí Myles na gCopaleen: Saol agus Saothar Mhuintir Nualláin'
Louis de Paor (2019) 'Ón nGruagach Gréagach go dtí Myles na gCopaleen: Saol agus Saothar Mhuintir Nualláin'. Léachtaí Cholm Cille, XLIX :1-28 [Details]
(2009) 'My Mother's Burial, Sean O'Riordain'
de Paor, L (2009) 'My Mother's Burial, Sean O'Riordain'. Irish University Review, 39 :172-181 [Details]
(2008) 'Introducing Máirtín Ó Cadhain'
De Paor, L. (2008) 'Introducing Máirtín Ó Cadhain'. Canadian journal of Irish Studies, 34 (1) [Details]
(2006) 'Ceist, cé léifidh Máirtín Ó Cadhain?'
De Paor, L. (2006) 'Ceist, cé léifidh Máirtín Ó Cadhain?'. Comhar, [Details]
(2004) 'Understanding One Another Better: Language, Conflict and Cultural Diversity'
De Paor, L. (2004) 'Understanding One Another Better: Language, Conflict and Cultural Diversity'. Identity Under Erasure? Irish Perspectives On Citizenship And The Politics Of Identification, [Details]
(2004) 'An tsídheoig is an scian dochtúra: Flann O’Brien agus seanlitríocht na Gaeilge'
De Paor, L. (2004) 'An tsídheoig is an scian dochtúra: Flann O’Brien agus seanlitríocht na Gaeilge'. Féilscríbhinn Phádraig Uí Riain, [Details]
(2001) 'Treallchogadh Teanga Lionel G Fogarty'
De Paor, L. (2001) 'Treallchogadh Teanga Lionel G Fogarty'. Ropes: Review of Postgraduate Studies, [Details]
(1997) '‘Spiorad nam bard cianail: nótaí imill ar Reothairt is Contraigh: Taghadh de Dhain 1932-1972’'
De Paor, L (1997) '‘Spiorad nam bard cianail: nótaí imill ar Reothairt is Contraigh: Taghadh de Dhain 1932-1972’'. Comhar, [Details]
(1993) '‘Another small rude gesture ...’'
De Paor, L (1993) '‘Another small rude gesture ...’'. Alitra, [Details]
(1990) '‘Maxim Gorky, Máirtín Ó Cadhain agus riastradh na scéalaíochta’'
De Paor, L (1990) '‘Maxim Gorky, Máirtín Ó Cadhain agus riastradh na scéalaíochta’'. Comhar, [Details]
(1987) '‘Mo dhá lon dubh'
De Paor, L (1987) '‘Mo dhá lon dubh'. Comhar, [Details]
(1986) '‘Ní fhéadfadh sí é a inseacht don tsagart…’'
De Paor, L (1986) '‘Ní fhéadfadh sí é a inseacht don tsagart…’'. The Irish Review, [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2015) The Key.
Máirtín Ó Cadhain; Lochlainn Ó Tuairisc; Louis de Paor (2015) The Key. New York: Dalkey Archive Press. [Details]
(2018) Ag caint leis an simné?: Dúshlán an traidisiúin agus nua-litríocht na Gaeilge.
Louis de Paor (2018) Ag caint leis an simné?: Dúshlán an traidisiúin agus nua-litríocht na Gaeilge. An Spidéal: Cló IarChonnacht. [Details]
(2016) Leabhar na hAthghabhála/Poems of Repossession.
Louis de Paor (2016) Leabhar na hAthghabhála/Poems of Repossession. Newcastle: Bloodaxe Books. [Details]
(2014) Míorúilt an pharóiste: Aistí ar shaothar filíochta Mháire Mhac an tSaoi.
Louis de Paor (2014) Míorúilt an pharóiste: Aistí ar shaothar filíochta Mháire Mhac an tSaoi. Conamara: Cló Iar-Chonnacht. [Details]
(2014) Rogha scéalta, Máirtín Ó Cadhain.
Louis de Paor (2014) Rogha scéalta, Máirtín Ó Cadhain. Conamara: Cló Iar-Chonnacht. [Details]
(2012) Míorúilt an chleite chaoin: Rogha dánta Liam S Gógan.
Liam S Gógan (2012) Míorúilt an chleite chaoin: Rogha dánta Liam S Gógan. Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim. [Details]
(2011) An paróiste míorúilteach/The miraculous parish: Rogha Dánta/Selected poems.
De Paor, L. (2011) An paróiste míorúilteach/The miraculous parish: Rogha Dánta/Selected poems. Conamara & Baile Átha Cliath: O'Brien Press & Cló IarChonnacht. [Details]
(1991) Faoin mblaoisc bheag sin: an aigneolaíocht i scéalta Mháirtín Uí Chadhain.
Louis de Paor (1991) Faoin mblaoisc bheag sin: an aigneolaíocht i scéalta Mháirtín Uí Chadhain. Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2012)
Louis de Paor (Ed.). (2012) Míorúilt an chleite chaoin: Rogha dánta Liam S Gógan Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) Being Between: Conditions of Irish Thought, William Desmond, Indreabhán: Leabhar Breac.
Louis De Paor, Tadhg Foley, Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, and Tom Boylan (Ed.). (2009) Being Between: Conditions of Irish Thought, William Desmond, Indreabhán: Leabhar Breac Being Between: Conditions of Irish Thought, William Desmond, Indreabhán: Leabhar Breac. -: -. [Details]
(2009) Cérbh í Meg Russell? Indreabhán & Gaillimh: Leabhar Breac & Ionad an Léinn Éireannaigh.
De Paor, L (Ed.). (2009) Cérbh í Meg Russell? Indreabhán & Gaillimh: Leabhar Breac & Ionad an Léinn Éireannaigh Cérbh í Meg Russell? Indreabhán & Gaillimh: Leabhar Breac & Ionad an Léinn Éireannaigh. -: -. [Details]
(2006) The Crown of Ireland, Breandán Ó Buachalla Arlen House Galway.
Louis De Paor, Tadhg Foley, Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, and Tom Boylan (Ed.). (2006) The Crown of Ireland, Breandán Ó Buachalla Arlen House Galway The Crown of Ireland, Breandán Ó Buachalla Arlen House Galway. -: -. [Details]
(2004) Gaelic Gothic: Race, Colonization, and Irish Culture, Luke Gibbons, Arlen House Galway.
Louis De Paor, Tadhg Foley, Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, and Tom Boylan (Ed.). (2004) Gaelic Gothic: Race, Colonization, and Irish Culture, Luke Gibbons, Arlen House Galway Gaelic Gothic: Race, Colonization, and Irish Culture, Luke Gibbons, Arlen House Galway. -: -. [Details]
(2002) Hidden Ireland, Public Sphere, Joep Leerssen Arlen House Galway.
Louis De Paor, Tadhg Foley, Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, and Tom Boylan (Ed.). (2002) Hidden Ireland, Public Sphere, Joep Leerssen Arlen House Galway Hidden Ireland, Public Sphere, Joep Leerssen Arlen House Galway. -: -. [Details]
(2000) Freacnairc Mhearcair/The Oomph of Quicksilver: Selected Poems of Michael Davitt.
De Paor, L (Ed.). (2000) Freacnairc Mhearcair/The Oomph of Quicksilver: Selected Poems of Michael Davitt Freacnairc Mhearcair/The Oomph of Quicksilver: Selected Poems of Michael Davitt. -: Cork University Press. [Details]
(1998) Leabhar Sheáin Uí Thuama, Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim.
De Paor, L (Ed.). (1998) Leabhar Sheáin Uí Thuama, Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim Leabhar Sheáin Uí Thuama, Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim. -: -. [Details]
(1991) Coiscéim na hAoise Seo, with Seán Ó Tuama, Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim.
De Paor, L (Ed.). (1991) Coiscéim na hAoise Seo, with Seán Ó Tuama, Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim Coiscéim na hAoise Seo, with Seán Ó Tuama, Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim. -: -. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Sean O Riordain'
de Paor, L (2018) 'Sean O Riordain' In: Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets. CAMBRIDGE: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS. [Details]
(2014) 'Cnámh na seisce: Crapadh na fearúlachta i ndánta Mháirtín Uí Dhireáin'
Louis de Paor (2014) 'Cnámh na seisce: Crapadh na fearúlachta i ndánta Mháirtín Uí Dhireáin' In: Mo ghnósa leas an dáin: Aistí in ómós do Mháirtín Ó Direáin. An Daingean: An Sagart. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Introduction'
Louis de Paor (2014) 'Introduction' In: Rogha scéalta, Máirtín Ó Cadhain. Conamara: Clo Iar-Chonnacht. [Details]
(2014) '‘Comharthaí nach féidir a léamh gan eochair’: Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Seán Ó Ríordáin agus fadhb na léitheoireachta’'
Louis de Paor (2014) '‘Comharthaí nach féidir a léamh gan eochair’: Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Seán Ó Ríordáin agus fadhb na léitheoireachta’' In: Míorúilt an pharóiste: Aistí ar shaothar filíochta Mháire Mhac an tSaoi. Conamara: Cló Iar-Chonnacht. [Details]
(2013) '‘Irish language modernism’'
De Paor, L. (2013) '‘Irish language modernism’' In: Cambridge companion to Irish modernism. UK: Cambridge University Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Is saibhre frithchultúr ná díreach cultúr”: Seán Ó Ríordáin agus cros-shíolrú an chultúir in Éirinn'
Louis de Paor (2012) 'Is saibhre frithchultúr ná díreach cultúr”: Seán Ó Ríordáin agus cros-shíolrú an chultúir in Éirinn' In: Fill arís: Oidhreacht Sheáin Uí Ríordáin. Conamara: Cló Iar-Chonnacht. [Details]
(2012) 'Réamhrá'
Louis de Paor (2012) 'Réamhrá' In: Míorúilt an chleite chaoin: Rogha dánta Liam S Gógan. Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim. [Details]
(2011) 'Introduction'
Louis de Paor (2011) 'Introduction' In: An paróiste míorúilteach/The miraculous parish: Rogha Dánta/Selected poems, Máire Mhac an tSaoi. Dublin/Conamara: O'Brien Press/Cló Iar-Chonnacht. [Details]
(2008) 'Cumhacht an aistriúcháin'
De Paor, L. (2008) 'Cumhacht an aistriúcháin' In: Aistriú Éireann. Cló Ollscoil na Banríona. [Details]
(2006) 'Micheál Ó hAirtnéide’s collected poems in Irish'
De Paor, L. (2006) 'Micheál Ó hAirtnéide’s collected poems in Irish' In: Remembering Michael Hartnett. -: Four Court Press: Baile Átha Cliath. [Details]
(2006) 'Modern Poetry in Irish 1939-2000'
De Paor, L. (2006) 'Modern Poetry in Irish 1939-2000' In: The Cambridge History of Irish Literature. Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2004) '‘An tsídheoig is an scian dochtúra: Flann O’Brien agus seanlitríocht na Gaeilge’'
Louis De Paor (2004) '‘An tsídheoig is an scian dochtúra: Flann O’Brien agus seanlitríocht na Gaeilge’' In: Cín Chille Cúile, Texts, saints and places: Essays in honour of Pádraig Ó Riain. Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2004) '‘Understanding one another better: language, conflict and cultural diversity’'
Louis De Paor (2004) '‘Understanding one another better: language, conflict and cultural diversity’' In: Identity under Erasure? Irish perspectives on citizenship and the politics of identification. Berlin & London: LIT. [Details]
(2000) '‘Everybody’s father: genealogy in Irish poetry’'
Louis de Paor (2000) '‘Everybody’s father: genealogy in Irish poetry’' In: Origins and revivals: proceedings of the first Australian Conference of Celtic Studies. Sydney: Centre for Celtic Studies, University of Sydney. [Details]
(2000) 'Do chur chúarta ar gcridhe: léamh ar dhán le hEochaidh Ó hEoghusa'
Louis de Paor (2000) 'Do chur chúarta ar gcridhe: léamh ar dhán le hEochaidh Ó hEoghusa' In: Saoi na héigse: aistí in ómós do Sheán Ó Tuama. Baile Átha Cliath: An Clóchomhar Teoranta. [Details]
(2000) '‘Disappearing language: translations from the Irish’'
Louis de Paor (2000) '‘Disappearing language: translations from the Irish’' In: Irish writing in the twentieth century: a reader. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(1989) '‘Máirtín Ó Cadhain: scríbhneoir nua-Aimsire iarFhreudach’'
Louis de Paor (1989) '‘Máirtín Ó Cadhain: scríbhneoir nua-Aimsire iarFhreudach’' In: Léachtaí Uí Chadhain (1980-1988). Baile Átha Cliath: An Clóchomhar. [Details]
(1988) 'An scéalaíocht'
Louis de Paor (1988) 'An scéalaíocht' In: Téacs agus comhthéacs. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2018) Léachtaí Cholm Cille,
Louis de Paor (2018) ‘An té a bhíonn ag gáire, bíonn a leath faoi fhéin’: An tAthair Peadar, An tAthair Gearóid, agus Brian Ó Nualláin’. [Plenary Lecture], Léachtaí Cholm Cille, NUI Maynooth , 06-JUL-18 - 07-SEP-19. [Details]
(2014) Voces in artes: An international conference on the lesser used languages of Europe and the arts,
Louis de Paor (2014) Annamh agus iontach: Ealaín na Gaeltachta. [Plenary Lecture], Voces in artes: An international conference on the lesser used languages of Europe and the arts, The Mansion House, Dublin , 10-MAY-14 - 12-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) San Francisco Irish Literary and Historical Society,
Louis de Paor (2014) The present state of Irish. [Invited Lecture], San Francisco Irish Literary and Historical Society, San Francisco , 12-MAR-14 - 12-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014) Neglect: Minority Cultures,
Louis de Paor (2014) Language, cultural capital and economic development: A case for the Gaeltacht arts. [Plenary Lecture], Neglect: Minority Cultures, Sorbonne Nouvelle- Paris 3 , 01-OCT-14 - 01-OCT-14. [Details]
(2019) Palimpsests, Flann O’Brien Society International Conference,,
Louis de Paor (2019) ‘Níos Gaelaí ná an Ghaeilge’: More Irish than Irish’. [Plenary Lecture], Palimpsests, Flann O’Brien Society International Conference,, UCD , 16-JUL-19 - 19-JUL-19. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2006) Gaelic prose in the Irish free state 1922-1939.
De Paor, L (2006) Gaelic prose in the Irish free state 1922-1939. Book Review [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2010) The pedantic poems of Liam S Gógan. Irish Studies Seminar Series.
De Paor, L. (2010) The pedantic poems of Liam S Gógan. Irish Studies Seminar Series. Melbourne University: Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) A prober of the condition of love: the poems of Máire Mhac an tSaoi.
De Paor, L. (2010) A prober of the condition of love: the poems of Máire Mhac an tSaoi. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) A non-poet writing non-poems in a non-language: an introduction to Seán Ó Ríordáin.
De Paor, L. (2010) A non-poet writing non-poems in a non-language: an introduction to Seán Ó Ríordáin. Celtic Club, Melbourne: Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) He writ no language: the poems of Liam S Gógan.
De Paor, L. (2010) He writ no language: the poems of Liam S Gógan. Celtic Club, Melbourne: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Corkery v Ó Ríordain. Daniel Corkery Summer School.
De Paor, L. (2008) Corkery v Ó Ríordain. Daniel Corkery Summer School. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Well-wrought pedantic poems’: the art and artifice of Liam S Gógan. Irish Studies Seminar.
De Paor, L. (2008) Well-wrought pedantic poems’: the art and artifice of Liam S Gógan. Irish Studies Seminar. Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Sin é do dhoras: Dún Chaoin faoi sholas an tráthnóna: ag filleadh arís ar an áit dhúchais. Roundstone colloquium.
De Paor, L. (2008) Sin é do dhoras: Dún Chaoin faoi sholas an tráthnóna: ag filleadh arís ar an áit dhúchais. Roundstone colloquium. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) ‘Ceist: Cé léifidh Máirtín Ó Cadhain?.
De Paor, L. (2006) ‘Ceist: Cé léifidh Máirtín Ó Cadhain?. Scoil Gheimhridh Chumann Merriman, Cathair na Mart: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Re writing boundaries: the poems of Seán Ó Ríordáin. Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI) Conference.
De Paor, L. (2005) Re writing boundaries: the poems of Seán Ó Ríordáin. Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI) Conference. Tarragona, Spain: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) The vindication of the Irish language in the 21 st century. Comhdháil an Chraoibhín.
De Paor, L. (2005) The vindication of the Irish language in the 21 st century. Comhdháil an Chraoibhín. Strokestown: Conference Paper [Details]
(2003) Cathal Ó Searcaigh agus an léitheoir sa todhchaí.
De Paor, L. (2003) Cathal Ó Searcaigh agus an léitheoir sa todhchaí. Scoil na Gaeilge, OÉ, Gaillimh: Conference Paper [Details]
(2003) Léann na Gaeilge agus an Pobal: Cén léann? Cén pobal? Cén teanga?.
De Paor, L. (2003) Léann na Gaeilge agus an Pobal: Cén léann? Cén pobal? Cén teanga?. Scoil Gheimhridh Chumann Merriman, Bun Raite: Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) Translating Seán Ó Ríordáin.
De Paor, L. (2002) Translating Seán Ó Ríordáin. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska: Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) A revealing blindness: contemporary translations from Irish.
De Paor, L. (2002) A revealing blindness: contemporary translations from Irish. Centre for Irish Studies, University of St-Louis-Missouri: Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) Sceanairt Mhyles. Féile 2002.
De Paor, L. (2002) Sceanairt Mhyles. Féile 2002. Amharclann na Cathrach, Gaillimh: Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) Tangled in syntax unsuited to your thoughts: modern poetry in Irish. Plenary Lecture, Government of Ireland Cultural Relations Lecture.
De Paor, L. (2002) Tangled in syntax unsuited to your thoughts: modern poetry in Irish. Plenary Lecture, Government of Ireland Cultural Relations Lecture. Canadian Association of Irish Studies, University of Toronto: Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) An scríbhneoireacht agus an léitheoireacht chruthaithneach.
De Paor, L. (2002) An scríbhneoireacht agus an léitheoireacht chruthaithneach. Siompóisiam Léitheoireachta, An Spidéal: Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) An tsídheoig is an scian dochtúra: Flann O’Brien agus seanlitríocht na Gaeilge. Comhdháil Litríochta agus Cultúir.
De Paor, L. (2002) An tsídheoig is an scian dochtúra: Flann O’Brien agus seanlitríocht na Gaeilge. Comhdháil Litríochta agus Cultúir. Scoil na Gaeilge, OÉ Gaillimh: Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) The fortunes of the Irish language since the Great Famine and the revival and decline of poetry in Irish in the twentieth century.
De Paor, L. (2002) The fortunes of the Irish language since the Great Famine and the revival and decline of poetry in Irish in the twentieth century. Centre for Irish Studies, University of St-Louis-Missouri: Conference Paper [Details]
(2001) Elsewheres of possibility and small rude gestures: a gloss on contemporary translation from Irish. International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures.
De Paor, L. (2001) Elsewheres of possibility and small rude gestures: a gloss on contemporary translation from Irish. International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]
(2001) Set Apart? Locating Ireland. 13th Annual Graduate Studies Conference.
De Paor, L. (2001) Set Apart? Locating Ireland. 13th Annual Graduate Studies Conference. Boston College: Conference Paper [Details]
(2001) Contemporary writing in Irish.
De Paor, L. (2001) Contemporary writing in Irish. Willamette University, Oregon: Conference Paper [Details]
(2000) Language, nationalism and translation. Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
De Paor, L. (2000) Language, nationalism and translation. Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Conference Paper [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(1999) The Cúirt Journal No 7, Stonebridge 1999.
De Paor, L. (1999) The Cúirt Journal No 7, Stonebridge 1999. Other Item [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2009) Ireland through the looking glass: Flann O’Brien, Myles na gCopaleen and Irish cultural debate. Foinse.
De Paor, L. (2009) Ireland through the looking glass: Flann O’Brien, Myles na gCopaleen and Irish cultural debate. Foinse. Reviews [Details]
(2006) Trén bhfearann breac: an díláithriú cultúir agus nualitríocht na Gaeilge, Máirín Nic Eoin. Irish Times.
De Paor, L. (2006) Trén bhfearann breac: an díláithriú cultúir agus nualitríocht na Gaeilge, Máirín Nic Eoin. Irish Times. Reviews [Details]
(2006) Gaelic Prose in the Irish Free State 1922-1939, Philip O’Leary, English Language in Transition.
De Paor, L. (2006) Gaelic Prose in the Irish Free State 1922-1939, Philip O’Leary, English Language in Transition. Reviews [Details]
(1984) Féar Suaithinseach, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Maigh Nuat: An Sagart 1984, Comhar Nollaig .
De Paor, L. (1984) Féar Suaithinseach, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Maigh Nuat: An Sagart 1984, Comhar Nollaig . Reviews [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
Charles Fanning Medal 2009 for Excellence in Irish Studies
2016 Burns Scholar Boston College
2016 Recommended Translation United Kingdom Poetry Book Society
2016 Books of the Year The Irish Times
2015 Books of the Year The Irish Times
Uachtarán Oinigh, An Chuallacht
Jefferson Smurfit Distinguished Fellow

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Estudios Irlandeses, Journal of the Spanish Association of Irish Studies Member of Editorial Advisory Board /
Research Papers in Irish Studies, NUI Galway Series Editor /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Member of Advisory Board, Estudios Irlandeses ¿ Spanish Journal of Irish Studies /
Príomh-Scrúdaitheoir Comhairleach don Teastas Gaeilge do Mhúinteoirí Iarbhunoideachais, An Roinn Oideachais (1999- 2003) /
Board of Directors, Ealaín na Gaeltachta /
Member of Advisory Board, Australasian Journal of Irish Studies /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUI Galway Professor of Irish Studies 01-JAN-19 /
NUI Galway Junior Lecturer 01-SEP-00 / 28-FEB-04
NUI Galway Senior Lecturer 01-MAR-04 / 31-DEC-18

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1981 UCC BA Gaeilge & Léann Dúchais
1986 National University of Ireland PhD Narrative technique in the short fiction of Máirtín Ó Cadhain

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Board Membership Board of Directors, Galway Arts Centre 01-JAN-03 / 31-DEC-06
Board Membership Board of Directors, Ealaín na Gaeltachta 01-JAN-04 / 31-DEC-14
Board Membership Advisory Board, Cúirt International Festival of Literature 01-JAN-03 / 31-DEC-06

Other Activities

  Description

2014. Documentary film, An dubh ina gheal, presented, and co-written with Director, Paula Kehoe, received Radharc Award for best documentary on Irish television.

Teaching Interests

Twentieth-century writing in Irish; translation studies; the work of Flann O'Brien; the poems and prose of Seán Ó Ríordáin; the work of Máirtín Ó Cadhain

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Eoin Byrne Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Síobhra Aiken Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Ist Year Introducing modern and contemporary Irish writing. ISSK1100 First year overview of Irish writing in Irish from the literary & cultural revivals of the late nineteenth-century.
Year 1 Semester 2 The migrant experience in modern Irish writing. IS 124 First year module investigates how migration is represented in twentieth-century writing in Irish.
Year 2 Semester 1 Claiming place in Gaelic Irish literature. IS2104 Second year seminar exploring the sense of place as a defining element in Irish culture.
MA Semester 2 Gaelic and free: Cultural politics & writing in Irish since 1939. IS 109 This module provides a critical reading of modern and contemporary writing in Irish and the historical context in which it was written.
Year 3 Semester 1 Flann O’Brien & the Irish Comic Tradition. IS3102 Third year seminar focusing on
Year 3 Semester 2 Independent research project. IS302 This module provides students with advanced research and writing skills culminating in a 10,000 word research project. 
MA Semester 1 Decline and revival: Language, literature & society 1800-1939. IS 106 This module considers the decline of the Irish language, the emergence of cultural nationalism, and the emergence of modern writing in Irish.
Year 1 Semesters 1 & 2 Imagining modern Ireland. IR120 Interdisciplinary introduction for visiting students to representations of modern Irish identities in Irish literature, music and dance.