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Philip O'Leary

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Philip O'Leary

Professor

A.B., College of the Holy Cross
Ph.D., Harvard University

Connolly House
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3724
Fax: 617-552-4220
Email: olearyph@bc.edu

Academic Profile

Literature in the Irish language and literature in English of the Irish cultural renaissance.

Publications

Books (authored)

  • Writing beyond the Revival: Facing the Future in Gaelic Prose, 1940-1951, University College Dublin Press, 2011.
  • Irish Interior: Keeping Faith with the Past in Gaelic Prose, 1940-1951, University College Dublin Press, 2010.
  • Gaelic Prose in the Irish Free State, 1922-1939 (University College Dublin Press, 2004.) Winner, 2005 Michael Durkan Prize from the American Conference for Irish Studies.
  • Déirc an Dóchais: Léamh ar Shaothar Phádhraic Óig Uí Chonaire (Indreabhán, Conamara: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1995).
  • Ideology and Innovation: The Prose Literature of the Gaelic Revival, 1881-1921 (Penn State Press, 1994) Winner, 1995 Donald Murphy Prize from the American Conference for Irish Studies; Nominee, 1995 Irish Times prize for non-fiction.

Books (edited)

  • ‘Réamhrádh,’ in Mo Dhá Róisín by Séamus Ó Grianna, ed. Nollaig Mac Congáil, 31 (2011), 253-81.
  • “Teanga gan Teorainn: The Novels of Alan Titley,’ in Why Irish?: Irish Language and Literature in Academia, ed. Brian Ó Conchubhair (Galway: Arlen House, 2007), 91-124.
  • "Entries on Fingal Rónáin and Buile Shuibhne for the Gill and Macmillan Encyclopedia of Ireland, ed. Brian Lalor (New Haven: Yale, 2003), pp. 139, 388-9.
  • “Foreword,” in The Sea’s Revenge and Other Stories by Séamus Ó Grianna, ed. Nollaig Mac Congáil (Cork: Mercier Press, 2003), 7-9.
  • “Review Article: Kiberd’s Classics,” Irish University Review 31, 2 (Autumn-Winter, 2001), 482-7.
  • "Yank Outsiders: Irish-Americans in Gaelic Fiction and Drama of the Irish Free State, 1922-1939," in New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora, ed. Charles Fanning (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000), 253-265.
  • "`Rebuilding Tara in Our Mental World:' The Gaelic Writer and the Heroic Tradition, 1922-1939," in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 15 (1995), 198-241.
  • "Rounding Up the Ubiquitous Suspects: Kitsch, Camp, and Cultural Anxiety in Finola Jones's `luscious -- (an aesthetic view of culture)'" in Re-Dressing Cathleen: Contemporary Work by Irish Women Artists, ed. J. Grinnell and A. Conley (Chestnut Hill: McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, 1997), 53-56.
  • "At the Cow's Rump or in the National Theatre: Issues in Gaelic Drama, 1922-1939"in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 14 (1994), 132-161.
  • "Putting on Airs: Cultural Nationalism as Consumer Commodity in the Irish Free State" in America's Eye: Irish Paintings from the Collection of Brian P. Burns, ed. Adele Dalsimer and Vera Kreilkamp (Chestnut Hill: Boston College Museum of Art, 1996), 47-52.
  • "Preface," Jumping Off Shadows: Twenty-three Irish Poets (Cork: Cork University Press, 1995), i-vii.
  • "The Gaelic Movement and the Vigilance Campaign against `Indecent Literature, 1899-1913," in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 11 (1991), 37-58.
  • "The Dead Generations: Irish History in the Fiction of the Gaelic Revival, 1882-1916" in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, volume 10 (1990), 88-145.
  • "Choice and Consequence in Irish Heroic Literature," Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 27 (Summer, 1994), 49-59.
  • "Lost Tribesman or Prodigal Son?: Shaw and the Gaelic Movement, 1898-1939," Éire/Ireland 29, 2 (Summer, 1994), 51-64.
  • "`The Greatest of the Things Our Ancestors Did': Gaelic Adaptations of Early Irish Literature, 1891-1916" in Celtic Languages and Celtic Peoples: Proceedings of the Second North American Congress of Celtic Studies, ed. Cyril J. Byrne, Margaret Harry, and Pádraig Ó Siadhail (Halifax: D'Arcy McGee Chair of Irish Studies, St. Mary's University, 1992), 461-496.
  • "Jeers and Judgments: Laughter in Early Irish Literature," Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 22 (Winter, 1991), 15-30.
  • "Magnanimous Conduct in Irish Heroic Literature," Éigse 25 (1991), 28-44.
  • "Seanchuidhthe, Séadna, Sheehan, and the Zeitgeist: Folklore and Folklife in Gaelic Fiction of the Early Revival" in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, volume 9 (1989), 43-99.
  • "Discouraging Words from the Golden West: The Conamara of Pádhraic Óg Ó  Conaire" in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, volume 8 (1988), 85-129.
  • "Displaced Persons: Urban Life in Gaelic Fiction to the Founding of the  Free State" in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium volume 7 (1987), 28-64.
  • `Children of the Same Mother': Gaelic Relations with the Other Celtic Revival Movements" in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium volume 6 (1986), 101-30.
  • "An Agile Cormorant: Poetry in Ireland Today,"Éire/Ireland 24, 4 (1989), 39-53.
  • "The Two Patricks: Galltacht and Gaeltacht in the Fiction of Pádraic Ó   Conaire" in James Joyce and His Contemporaries, ed. Diana A. Ben-Merre and Maureen Murphy (New York: Greenwood Press, 1989), 144-53.
  • "Poor Relations: Gaelic Drama and the Abbey Theatre," The Journal of Irish Literature 18, 1 (1989), 3-24.
  • "Honour Bound: The Social Context of Early Irish Heroic Geis," Celtica 20 (1988), 85-107.
  • "Unwise and Unlovable: Translation in the Early Years of the Gaelic Revival" in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, volume 5 (1985), 147-171.
  • "The Donegal of Peadar O'Donnell and Séamus Ó Grianna," Éire/Ireland 23:2 (1988), 135-149.
  • "The Honour of Women in Early Irish Literature," Ériu 38 (1987), 27-44.
  • "Uneasy Alliance: The Gaelic League Looks at the `Irish' Renaissance" in The Uses of the Past: Essays on Irish Culture (Newark, University of Delaware Press, 1987), 75-85.
  • "Fír Fer: An Internalized Ethical Concept in Early Irish Literature?,"  Éigse 22 (1987), 1-14.
  • "`A Foreseeing Driver of an Old Chariot': Regal Moderation in Early Irish Literature," Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 11 (1986), 1-16.
  • "Castles of Gold: America and Americans in the Fiction of Séamus Ó Grianna," Éire/Ireland 21:2 (1986), 70-84.
  • "Sea Stories and Soul Searching: Vocation in the Novels of Diarmaid Ó Súilleabháin" in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, volume 4 (1984), 9-38.
  • "Verbal Deceit in the Ulster Cycle," Éigse 21 (1985), 16-26.
  • "`What Stalked through the Post Office?': Pearse's Cú Chulainn" in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, volume 3 (1983), 21-38.
  • "Contention at Feasts in Early Irish Literature," Éigse 20 (1984), 115- 127.
  • "The Two Strands: Cultural Identity and Alienation in the Novels of Tarlach Ó hUid" in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, volume 2 (1982), 35-59.
  • "An Idealist's Credo: The Stories of P.H. Pearse" in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, volume 1 (1981), 145-157.