Natural History and the History of Nature: Irish Romanticism in the Anthropocene


Location: 1140 Flanner Hall


Claire Connolly is Professor of Modern English at University College Cork (UCC). Her research and teaching interests include Irish writing; the novel in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries;  romanticism in Ireland, Scotland and Wales; book history and environmental humanities.  

With Dr. Rob McAllen (School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UCC) she is Co-Principal Investigator of the interdisciplinary research project Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures (Irish Research Council New Horizons Award, 2015-2017).

Professor Connolly was previouly on the faculty of Cardiff University and has been a visiting professor in Irish Studies at Boston College (2002-3) and Concordia University, Montreal (Fall 2011). She is Vice Chair (Ireland) of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literature; and Co-Director of the Wales-Ireland Research Network.

Co-sponsors: John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values/Minor in Sustainability/Seminar in 18th- and 19th-Century Studies

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