Faculty & Postgraduate Research
Home to internationally recognised scholars, the Department of English at NUI Maynooth has an impressive research record. The Department is unusual in that most members of the Department have expertise in some aspect of Irish Studies or postcolonial studies, which means that it is possible to carry out research here in aspects of Irish Studies ranging from the Renaissance to postmodernism. The Department’s staff have published work on major Irish authors including Jonathan Swift, Maria Edgeworth, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, J.M. Synge, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Anne Enright, Joseph O’Connor and many others. Moreover, the Department’s location within the School of English, Media and Theatre Studies makes possible innovative forms of interdisciplinary research. Books by members of the Department includes studies of Shakespeare and Ireland, 18th-century Irish culture, Ireland and romanticism, Irish theatre history, nineteenth-century Irish fiction, Irish famine studies, Ireland and postcolonial theory, James Joyce, Ireland and gender theory, Northern Ireland, Irish media history, Irish poetry, and Irish social memory. If you are interested in carrying out research as a PhD or postdoctoral student at NUI Maynooth, please contact us.