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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Philip O'Leary

english department

Philip O'Leary

Professor

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

Connolly House
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467

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

Academic Profile

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

Publications

Books (authored)

  • An Underground Theatre: Major Playwrights in the Irish Language, 1900-1980 forthcoming from University College Dublin Press.
  • Writing beyond the Revival: Facing the Future in Gaelic Prose, 1940-1951, (Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2011).
  • Irish Interior: Keeping Faith with the Past in Gaelic Prose, 1940-1951 (Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2010).
  • Gaelic Prose in the Irish Free State, 1922-1939 (Dublin: 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: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1995).
  • Ideology and Innovation: The Prose Literature of the Gaelic Revival, 1881-1921 (State College: 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)

  • (with Brian Ó Conchubhair) Drámaíocht na Gaeilge: An Chanóin? Forthcoming from Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2018.
  • (with Brian Ó Conchubhair) Úrscéalta Gaeilge an Fichiú hAois: Canóin Liteartha? Forthcoming from Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2017.
  • Queen of the Hearth by Father Patrick Dinneen (An tAthair Pádraig Ó Duinnín) Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2013).
  • (with Margaret Kelleher) The Cambridge History of Irish Literature, vol. 1: To 1890. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
  • _____, The Cambridge History of Irish Literature, vol. II: 1890-2000. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
  •  Éire-Ireland (Spring-Summer, 2000), special issue on translation.