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Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin Visiting Research Fellow

Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin, MA (Dub., NUI), PhD (Cantab), Dip. Appl. Ling (DIT), is a former head of Italian at Trinity College Dublin, where he taught for more than thirty years, retiring in 2016. His research interests include Boccaccio, translation, and creative writing. He is the author of Religion and the Clergy in Boccaccio’s Decameron (Rome, 1984), the translator of several books, and has co-edited volumes including Dante and the Middle Ages (with John Barnes, Dublin 1995), The Languages of Ireland (with Michael Cronin, Dublin 2003), Patterns in Dante (with Jennifer Petrie, Dublin 2005), Translation and Censorship (with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and David Parris, Dublin 2009). Under the pseudonym Cormac Millar, he is an occasional crime novelist. He is a former chair of the Irish Writers’ Centre, and of the Irish Translators’ Association, which he helped to found. A winner of the John Florio translation prize, he is a Cavaliere in the Italian Order of the Stella della Solidarietà Italiana, an Honorary Member of the Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association, and an Honorary Member of the American Boccaccio Association.