Professor Gerald Dawe B.A. (ULSTER), M.A. (NUI), F.T.C.D., F.E.A.Professor Emeritus
Teaching and Research Interests
Gerald Dawe was Professor of English and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin until his retirement in 2017. He was the founding director of Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre (1998-2015) in the School of English. With Brendan Kennelly he established the highly regarded Masters programme in creative writing at Trinity College, the first of its kind offered by an Irish university. He taught at all undergraduate levels and supervised Masters and PhD students of twentieth century Irish writing, modern poetry and comparative literature.
He has published nine collections of poetry with The Gallery Press, including The Lundys Letter (1985) - awarded the Macaulay Fellowship in Literature - Mickey Finn’s Air (2014) and The Last Peacock (2019). Among his many other publications are volumes of essays including Of War and War’s Alarms (2015) and The Wrong Country: Essays on Modern Irish Writing (2018). Gerald Dawe has edited numerous anthologies of Irish poetry and criticism including Earth Voices Whispering: Irish Poetry of War 1914-1945 (2008), The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets (2018) and, with Eoin O'Brien, Ethna MacCarthy Poems (2019).. He has held academic and writing positions at Boston College, Villanova University, The Moore Institute, NUI, Galway and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He has given readings and lectures in many parts of the world.
Professor Gerald Dawe