Christopher Fox, Director, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and Professor of English
Professor Fox’s research interests are in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Literature and Science and Irish Studies. He has lectured widely in the United States and Europe. Professor Fox’s interests in Irish Studies grew out of his study of Jonathan Swift and eighteenth-century Ireland. In 1991, he organized an international conference on Jonathan Swift and Irish Studies.
Since 2001, Professor Fox has been director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, which he co-founded with Seamus Deane. Earlier, he established The Irish Seminar, which convenes every summer (to date, in various years, in Dublin, Paris, and Buenos Aires) to bring together Irish scholars, graduate students, and faculty in Irish Studies. An intense intellectual exchange and experience, the seminar has been a formative experience for scores of Notre Dame graduate students and their peers from universities around the world.
Most recently, Professor Fox has served as executive producer of the landmark documentary 1916 The Irish Rebellion.
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