English Department, Maynooth University


With a history that dates back to the 19th century, the English Department at Maynooth is a centre of cutting-edge research in Irish, British, Anglophone and other global literatures. Our internationally-renowned scholars are widely published and influential in shaping the field of literary studies, as well as dedicated to top quality teaching. With a rich postgraduate culture, the Department accommodates a diverse range of research interests including:

  • American Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • Film studies
  • Gender studies
  • Irish Literature
  • Literary Theory
  • Modernism
  • Migrant Writing
  • Postcolonial, Global Literatures, and Critical Race Studies
  • Renaissance and early modern studies, especially the Irish / Gaelic context
  • Shakespeare studies
  • Visual Culture