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.
Clíona Ó Gallchoir
Clíona Ó Gallchoir is a Lecturer at the University College Cork. Her research interests include Irish women's writing, Irish and British eighteenth and nineteenth-century writing, the figure of the child in eighteenth-century Ireland, the novel in Ireland, and children's literature. Most recently, she has co-edited with Heather Ingman, A History of Modern Irish Women's Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Dr Ó Gallchoir is an expert on the work of Maria Edgeworth, who is the subject of her monograph, Maria Edgeworth: Women, Enlightenment and Nation (2005). In addition, she has published essays and articles on other women writers such as Sydney Owenson, Germaine de Stael, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mme de Genlis.