School of Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies In 1776, Trinity was the first university in the world to introduce the study of modern continental languages. Since then, we have produced thousands of high-achieving graduates, including one Nobel Prize winner. Through the wide range of literatures and cultures represented on the courses offered in the School, our international links and exchange programmes and our commitment to research in diverse cultures, the School embodies and promotes the understanding and practices of cultural and linguistic diversity. Together with our colleagues in other Irish universities, we have kept Ireland open to cultural exchange and dialogue. The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies hosts a thriving community of postgraduate students some of whom are undertaking taught programmes, leading to the degree of M.Phil while others are studying for the research degrees of M.Litt. or Ph.D. We currently offer six Taught Postgraduate Programmes in Comparative Literature; Literary Translation; Medieval Language, Literature and Culture; Textual and Visual Studies; European Studies; Early Irish.
Dalkey Archive Press exists to publish, promote to readers, and preserve modern and contemporary literature and cultures from around the world. Through its literary and critical publications, as well as its partnerships with other arts organizations and universities, it develops new generations of readers, writers and translators. The Press won the National Book Critics Circle’s Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
Literature Ireland is the national organisation for the international promotion of the literature of Ireland. This is done primarily by awarding translation grants to international publishers. The organisation also operates a programme of residential bursaries for literary translators, organises translator and author events at international festivals and participates regularly in the major world book fairs. In addition, applications are welcomed from Irish publishers who wish to publish international literature in translation. A not-for-profit organisation, Literature Ireland is funded by both Arts Councils in Ireland and by Culture Ireland. Established in 1994, Literature Ireland has funded the translation of over 1,500 works of Irish literature into 50 languages around the world.
The Centre is happy to collaborate with other research bodies, cultural agencies and publishing houses nationally and internationally . We currently have links with the Gorky Literary Institute (Moscow).