Brian Ó Conchubhair
Ph.D. in Modern Irish, National University of Ireland, Galway
M.A. in English & Irish Studies, Boston College
M.A. in Modern Irish, University College Galway
Brian Ó Conchubhair is Associate Professor of Irish Language and Literature at the University of Notre Dame and serves as Director of the Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures since 2013. His monograph on the intellectual history of the Irish revival entitled Fin de Siècle na Gaeilge: Darwin, An Athbheochan agus Smaointeoireacht na hEorpa (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2009) received the 2009 Oireachas non-fiction award and Duais Leabhar Taighde na Bliana Fhoras na Gaeilge/ACIS Prize for Books in the Irish Language in 2010. Other edited publications include Gearrscéalta Ár Linne (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2006, 2010, 2013); WHY IRISH? Irish Language and Literature in Academia (Arlen House, 2008); Twisted Truths (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2011); Dorchadas le Liam Ó Flaithearta (Arlen House, 2011); The Midnight Court/Cúirt an Mheán Oíche: A Critical Guide (Syracuse University Press, 2011); (with Matt Cashore and Susan Guibert) Notre Dame’s Happy Returns: Dublin, the Game, the Experience (Notre Dame Press, 2012); (with Mike Cronin) Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies: Special Issue - Ireland and Sport, Vol. 48: 1&2 Spring/Summer 2013; (with Amber Handy) The Language of Gender, Power and Agency in Celtic Studies (Arlen House, 2013); Darkness: Liam O’Flaherty’s Tragedy (Arlen House, 2013) and Lost in Connemara: Stories from the Irish/Caillte i gConamara: Scéalta Aniar (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2014).
He was Series Editor for Kerry’s Fighting Story 1916-1921 (Mercier, 2009), Limerick’s Fighting Story 1916-1921 (Mercier, 2009), Rebel Cork’s Fighting Story 1916-1921 (Mercier, 2009) and Dublin’s Fighting Story 1916-1921 (Mercier, 2009). His current research project focuses on modernism in Irish language literature and culture and the relationship of mainstream modernism to minority languages. In 2011 he received the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He directs an annual Fulbright/Institute for International Education Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Orientations on campus (2006 -14) and has organized numerous conferences on- and off-campus. Currently he acts as Vice-President of the American Conference for Irish Studies (2013-15) having previously served as Irish-language officer on the National Executive. He has also served as an officer of the Celtic Studies Association of North America.