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The Peter O'Brien Visiting Scholar in Canadian Irish Studies

This position, offered by invitation and jointly funded by Concordia University and the Canadian Irish Studies Foundation, brings a distinguished scholar to teach within the programs of the School of Irish Studies every fall semester. The duties of the Peter O’Brien Visiting Scholar are to teach two undergraduate courses within an appropriate department and to give a public lecture under the auspices of the School's Irish Lecture Series.

2022 Peter O'Brien Visiting Scholar

Dr. Eóin Flannery

Dr. Flannery is currently a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the Department of English Language and Literature, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, a post he has held since 2017.   His research interests include ecocriticism; Celtic Tiger writing; cultural theory; postmodern and postcolonial literature and theory; the Gothic; visual cultures; and Irish poetry and prose.  He has published widely on these topics including Form, Affect and Debt in Post-Celtic Tiger Fiction (Bloomsbury, 2022) and Ireland and Ecocriticism: Literature, History and Environmental Justice (Routledge, 2016). Among other publications, he currently has another two monographs in preparation: Sounding the Contemporary: Ecocritical readings of Twenty-First Century British and Irish Poetry and Environments on the Edge: Ecology, Colonialism, and Identities in Contemporary Fiction.

In the Fall 2022 semester, Dr. Flannery will be teaching Contemporary Irish Literature (IRST 398 A / ENGL 353) and Irish Ecocritical Writing (IRST 398 B / GEOG 398 B).

Ireland-Canada University Foundation Visiting Scholar

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