Declan Kiberd, Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English and Irish Language and Literature
Professor Kiberd’s specialty is Modern Irish and English Literature. A leading international authority on the literature of Ireland, both in English and Irish, he has authored scores of articles and many books, including Synge and the Irish Language, Men and Feminism in Irish Literature, Irish Classics, The Irish Writer and the World, Inventing Ireland, Ulysses and Us: The Art of Everyday Life in Joyce’s Masterpiece, and (with P.J. Mathews) Handbook of the Irish Revival: An Anthology of Political and Cultural Writings 1891-1922 (Abbey Theatre Press, 2015; University of Notre Dame Press, 2016). On June 22, 2015, President of Ireland Michael Higgins delivered a lecture to celebrate the launch of the Handbook, which was accompanied by performances by Abbey Theatre actors.
Professor Kiberd's newest book is After Ireland: Writing the Nation from Beckett to the Present (Harvard University Press, 2018). Read more about After Ireland here.
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