Professor Margaret Kelleher appointed to chair of Anglo-Irish Literature

University College Dublin is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Margaret Kelleher as Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama.  For the past five years, Professor Kelleher has been the founding director of An Foras Feasa: the Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions, at NUI Maynooth. Her books include The Feminization of Famine (published by Duke UP and Cork UP, 1997) and the landmark publication The Cambridge History of Irish Literature (2006), co-edited with Philip O’Leary. She was a contributing editor to Field Day Anthology Volumes 4 and 5, and editor of the special issue on the Irish Literary Revival for Irish University Review (2003). She is visiting Fellow at St John’s College Cambridge in Autumn 2012.