The English Department is (with History) the most active contributor to our thriving Irish Studies Program, which publishes the Irish Literary Supplement and offers institutional support to the refereed journal Eiré-Ireland.
M.A. in Irish Literature and Culture candidates are required to complete 30 credits of course work: at least 12 in Irish Studies courses within the English department, and three in other departments such as History, Music and Fine Arts. In addition, students take nine credits in other electives and six credits in the Irish language. At the end of the course of study, candidates take an oral examination, focusing on a specific period, genre or theme they have chosen in consultation with Irish Studies faculty. Irish Literature and Culture M.A. students are eligible for all English Department fellowships.
Graduate students are an integral part of the English Department. We meet not only in our graduate seminars, but through our shared experiences teaching undergraduates, in collaborative work conducting research and working toward exams, in the graduate student colloquia and conferences we host regularly on campus, and in the kitchen of our departmental home in Stokes Hall, where we sustain ourselves with coffee, food and conversation on a daily basis. We hope that you will consider joining our thriving intellectual community.