Trinity Long Room Hub Visting Research Fellow, Bernard O’Donoghue was a lecturer in Medieval English at Magdalen College, Oxford and is Fellow Emeritus of Wadham College Oxford, where he taught Old and Middle English, and Modern Irish Poetry. He has published eight volumes of Poetry, with Gallery Press, Chatto and Windus, and most recently Faber. Gunpowder (1995) won the Whitbread Poetry Prize; his last five volumes were all shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. He has published books on Medieval Poetry and on Modern Irish Poetry, including two books on Seamus Heaney, Seamus Heaney and the Language of Poetry (1994), and The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney (2008) which he edited. He did a verse translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight for Penguin Classics in 2006, and he is currently doing a verse translation of Piers Plowman for Faber (completion date December 2018). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and the President of the Irish Literary Society in London.
Bernard O’Dongohue’s two week fellowship at the Trinity Long Room Hub is in association with the School of English.