Celebrating 20 Years: 1993 - 2013

Bringing Ireland to Notre Dame and Notre Dame to Ireland

Ag tabhairt na hÉireann go Notre Dame agus Notre Dame go hÉirinn

Current Events

“Contemporary Irish Novels and World Literature in English: The Case of the Irish Booker”


Kara Donnelly will give a lecture“Contemporary Irish Novels and World Literature in English: The Case of the Irish Booker” at 3PM Friday, November 7th in 424 Flanner Hall. 

Donnelly is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at Notre Dame where she is a University Presidential Fellow.  Donnelly received her B.A. in English and French from Wellesley College in 2006 and her M.A. in English from New York University in 2010. Kara studies post-WWII fiction from Britain and the former British empire with a focus on the role of cultural institutions, specifically literary prizes, in the circulation of literary texts and the construction of a contemporary canon. She is currently working on her dissertation, entitled “The Booker Prize and Popular Postcolonial Literature,” under the direction of Professor Declan Kiberd. Her article, “Metafictions of Development,” is forthcoming from the Journal of Commonwealth Literature.…

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“Queering the Early Modern Irish Colonial Encounter”

Sarah McKibben

Sarah McKibben, Associate Professor of Irish Language and Literature, presents a lecture “Queering the Early Modern Irish Colonial Encounter” at 3:00 PM Friday, November 14th in 424 Flanner Hall. 

Sarah McKibben joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2002. She received her M.Phil. in Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Dublin and her doctorate from Cornell University (2003). In 2004, she received the Adele Dalsimer Dissertation Prize from the American Conference for Irish Studies. She is the author of 

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Naughton Gift Fuels Research on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Author: Joanne Fahey

The Naughton Fellowship program allows students with a background in, or aptitude for, STEM fields to experience international research and educational opportunities through a funded exchange program involving the University of Notre Dame and four of Ireland’s leading research universities. Irish undergraduates, Master’s students, and Ph.D. candidates can come to Notre Dame on the fellowship, while Notre Dame undergraduates, Master’s students, and Ph.D. candidates can travel to Ireland to study and research.

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Keough-Naughton Institute Part of New Keough School of Global Affairs

Author: Dennis Brown

Scott Appleby

The University of Notre Dame announced on Wednesday, October 1, the creation of the first new college or school at the University in nearly a century—the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs. R. Scott Appleby, a scholar of global religion and a member of Notre Dame’s faculty since 1994, will serve as the Marilyn Keough Dean of the school.

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