Brian Ó Conchubhair

Brian O'Conchumhair

Brian Ó Conchubhair, Associate Professor of Irish Language & Literature and Director of the Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures at the University of Notre Dame

Professor Ó Conchubhair's monograph on the intellectual history of the Irish revival entitled Fin de Siècle na Gaeilge: Darwin, An Athbheochan agus Smaointeoireacht na hEorpa (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2009) received the 2009 Oireachas non-fiction award and Duais Leabhar Taighde na Bliana Fhoras na Gaeilge/ACIS Prize for Books in the Irish Language. Other edited publications include: Gearrscéalta Ár Linne (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2006), WHY IRISH? Irish Language and Literature in Academia (Arlen House, 2008), Twisted Truths (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2011), Dorchadas le Liam Ó Flaithearta (Arlen House, 2011) and (with Matt Cashore & Susan Guibert) Notre Dame’s Happy Returns: Dublin, the Game, the Experience (Notre Dame Press, 2012), Lost in Connemara/Cailte i gConamara (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2014) and Pádraic Breathnach: Rogha Scéalta (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2014). He was Series Editor for Kerry’s Fighting Story 1916-1921 (Mercier, 2009), Limerick’s Fighting Story 1916-1921 (Mercier, 2009), Rebel Cork’s Fighting Story 1916-1921 (Mercier, 2009), Dublin’s Fighting Story 1916-1921 (Mercier, 2009), (with Mike Cronin) Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies: Special Issue - Ireland and Sport, Vol. 48: 1&2 (2013) and (with Amber Handy) The Language of Gender, Power and Agency in Celtic Studies (Arlen House Press, 2013). From 2011-13, he served as the Executive Director of the Irish Seminar. In 2013 he was elected Vice-President of the American Conference for Irish Studies. His present research project is a monograph on Irish-language modernism. 

Office: 412 Flanner Hall

Email: oconchubhair.1@nd.edu