Bringing Ireland to Notre Dame, Notre Dame to Ireland, and Ireland to the World
The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is a teaching-and-research institute dedicated to the study and understanding of Irish culture—in Ireland and around the world—in all of its manifestations.
The Keough-Naughton Center for Irish Studies is part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, advancing integral human development through research, policy, and practice.
Reflections on the life and legacy of Seamus Deane (9 February 1940-12 May 2021), Professor of English and the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies Emeritus.
A new initiative at the Institute expands our study of Ireland and its place in the world.
In this monthly feature, we highlight a work of Irish art—and then amplify its meaning through music and poetry.
Our Year in Review
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From Galway, Dr. Nessa Cronin writes of her continued focus on the environment and our troubled relation to it. She also recommends poems and books that have brought insights and solace during the pandemic.
"Ireland's Generation X?" with Barry McCrea . . . archived video of all seven episodes now available"Ireland's Generation X?" led by Professor Barry McCrea captivated listeners this past year. Presented by the Museum of Literature Ireland and the Institute, all episodes are now available on YouTube and in podcast form.
Ailbhe Darcy (MFA and PhD, Notre Dame) is a prize-winning poet, critic, and Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University. With David Wheatley, she has imagined and edited a new book on Irish women’s poetry.
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Claudia Carroll, English PhD student with an Irish Studies graduate minor studying the concept of "resilience"
In the 2021-2022 academic year, Claudia is a graduate fellow at Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)—among a cohort charged with examining the concept of "resilience" through many disciplinary lenses. Claudia is exploring how to account for the profound and lasting impact certain fictional characters have on their readers. "Some have such an impact," she says, "that readers think and talk about them as if they are real people—developing attachments to them, speculating about their behavior in hypothetical situations, and feeling like we know them just as we know our friends and family."