Who We Are

The Irish Studies program at Emory University offers an interdisciplinary focus on Ireland's literary canon from the eighteenth-century onward through a focus on Ireland's cultural, political, and creative evolution. Our program offers both undergraduate and graduate courses on a wide range of topics including: the poetics of W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, and Medbh McGuckian; the innovative narratives of James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Edna O'Brien, and Anne Enright; and the intersection of Irish literature and postcolonial theory broadly defined.

Housed within the Department of English at Emory University the Irish Studies Program provides a vital space for the exploration of Ireland's literary production and the continued political and cultural relevance of such a dynamic literary output. Our program has grown in tandem with the extensive archival holdings available to our students and faculty in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. In collaboration with the Department of English, the Stuart A. Rose Library, and the Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta the Irish Studies Program sponsors a variety of events open to the public throughout the academic year including guest lectures, poetry recitals, and musical performances.

The Irish Studies Program welcomes faculty, student, and professional outreach from the Atlanta-wide academic community.