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The Peter O'Brien Visiting Scholar in Canadian Irish Studies

This position, 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.

John McCourt 


John McCourt is Professor of English literature at the University of Macerata. His most recent book is Writing the Frontier. Anthony Trollope between Britain and Ireland (Oxford University Press, 2015). He is also the author of The Years of Bloom: Joyce in Trieste 1904-1920 (Lilliput Press and the University of Wisconsin Press). This book has been published in Italian, Hungarian, Spanish, and Japanese. John has edited many volumes including Roll Away the Reel WorldJames Joyce and Cinema (Cork University Press), and James Joyce in Context (Cambridge University Press). He co-edited Problems with Authority: New Essays on Flann O’Brien,with Ruben Borg and Paul Fagan (Cork University Press, 2017). An edited collection entitled Reading Brendan Behan was published by Cork University Press in 2019. He is currently working on a study of the reception of Joyce's Ulysses in Ireland as the centenary of its publication approaches. John is co-director of the Trieste Joyce School.

Ireland-Canada University Foundation Visiting Scholar

Gemma Lambe  - Irish Language and Culture


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