Gerald Dawe B.A. (NUU), M.A. (NUI, Dublin), F.T.C.D., F.E.A.
Director of the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing
Director of M.Phil in Creative Writing
Gerald Dawe was educated at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, and the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is the author of seven collections of poetry, most recently, Points West (2008). His Selected Poems was published in 2012. His other publications include The Proper Word, a volume of collected criticism, the memoir, My Mother-City, The World as Province: Selected Prose 1980-2008 and Conversations: Poets & Poetry. He has also edited several anthologies of Irish poetry and criticism, including The Younger Irish Poets, Earth Voices Whispering: Irish war poetry 1914-1945 and with Edna Longley, Across a Roaring Hill: the Protestant imagination in modern Ireland.
Forthcoming publications include essays on ‘Vestiges: The Afterlife of Poetry’ (Syracuse), ‘The Poets and Poetry of 1916’ (OUP) and ‘Nocturnes: The War Poems of Thomas Mac Greevy’ (Continuum). He has edited with Darryl Jones and Nora Pelizzari, Beautiful Strangers: Ireland and the World of the Fifties (Peter Lang)and he is currently working on a study of crisis and conflict in 20th century Irish writing.
A fellow of Trinity College Dublin, he is Professor in English, and founder director of the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing at Trinity College. His various awards and honours include the Macaulay Fellowship in Literature, Hawthornden and Ledig-Rowohlt International Writers’ Fellowships, a Moore Institute Fellowship (NUI,Galway) and Arts Council of Ireland Literature Awards. He was the John J. Burns Professor at Boston College and Charles Heimbold Professor in Irish Studies at Villanova University, Philadelphia. An archive of his papers is held at Burns Library, Boston College. Gerald Dawe lectures in modern English poetry, Irish and comparative literature, and directs the graduate writing programme. He supervises graduate research in these areas.
Personal Website: http://www.gerald-dawe.net/
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