Welcome to the School of English at Trinity College, placed 25th in the world and 7th in Europe by the 2014 QS University Rankings by Subject.
Welcome to the School of English at Trinity College. The School is one of the oldest in the world and in 1867 founded the first ever Chair in English Literature, named after Trinity Professor Edward Dowden. On this website you will find information on courses for undergraduate, international, post-graduate and research students. The site also provides details of our current Faculty and Administration staff, with links to our research, publications, public lectures and events. There are also links to the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing (below) and to the School of English Facebook page. For information on how to apply to the School of English, please see www.tcd.ie/Admissions; www.tcd.ie/Graduate_Studies or www.tcd.ie/international
School of English welcomes distinguished Beckett Scholar S.E.Gontarski.
Professor Stan Gontarski of Florida State University will give a special guest lecture on Samuel Beckett, Monday 3rd March, at 6.30pm in the TLRH. One of the world’s leading Beckett experts, Professor Gontarski will discuss his collection of the author’s manuscripts (including Ohio Impromptu, written by Beckett at his request) to mark his donation of his unique archive of Beckett materials to TCD Library. This event is a collaboration between the School of English, the School of Drama, Film and Music, and Trinity College Library.
- Yale-TCD Alumni Bursary for Research in Children's Literature:
Now accepting applications. This bursary is designed to encourage and facilitate collaborative research on the children’s book collections in TCD and Yale. Approximately €3,500 will be made available to facilitate travel to work on the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of Children’s Books at Yale University. Applicants must be students in the School of English at TCD and be engaged in an independent research project - e.g. a final year dissertation, Masters or PhD thesis - within the School. Completed application forms should be emailed to email@example.com no later than 5pm on Monday 10th March 2014. Application form and further details available at Yale Bursary Application Form Supported by The School of English Alumni Fund and Yale University.
- Important information for incoming Visiting and Erasmus students. Please click here
- A National Collection of Children’s Books.
Congratulations to Dr Padraic Whyte who has been awarded a major Irish Research Council Interdisciplinary Project Research Grant. His two-year project, organised in collaboration with the Church of Ireland College of Education, will document children’s book collections in several Irish institutions including Trinity College, the National Library of Ireland, The Church of Ireland College of Education, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra and Pearse Street Library.