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Philip O'Leary

professor, department of english

Philip O’Leary received his AB from Holy Cross and his PhD from Harvard University. His teaching integrates his current research interests in the writing of the Gaelic movement with his knowledge of Irish literary and cultural studies. In addition to classes in the Irish language, he teaches courses on Irish theater, fiction and poetry, including a comparative course dealing with the drama of the Irish and Harlem Renaissance. O’Leary guest edited a special issue of Eire-Ireland on translation in 2000 and is currently consulting editor of Eire-Ireland.  He also maintains links between Irish Studies and the Celtic Department at Harvard University.

Selected Publications:

  • Prose Literature of the Gaelic Revival: Ideology and Innovation (1994)
  • Gaelic Prose in the Irish Free State, 1922-1939: A World Turned Rightside Up? (2004)
  • Deirc an Dochais: Leamh ar Shaothar Phadhraic Oig Ui Chonaire (1995)
  • Cambridge History of Irish Literature with Margaret Kelleher (2006)


Connolly House 302
1-617-552-3724
philip.oleary.1@bc.edu