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Undergraduate Study: SMC Programs

Celtic Studies

The Philip and Linda Armstrong Visiting Scholar

Each year the Program invites a Visiting Scholar to teach a course on a topic of particular interest to our students. The Celtic Studies Program acknowledges with sincere thanks the generosity of Philip and Linda Armstrong in making this position possible.

The Visiting Scholar for 2014-2015 will be Dr. Katherine O'Callaghan from Dublin, Ireland.

Dr. O'Callaghan comes to St. Michael's College, University of Toronto from her position as an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of English in Trinity College Dublin. She spent 2012-2013 as a Visiting Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

She received her PhD, with a dissertation entitled The Space Between: Music and Language in the Writings of James Joyce, from University College Dublin.She has taught at UCD, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, and spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3. She regularly presents papers at international James Joyce conferences, taught the Finnegans Wake seminar at the Dublin James Joyce summer school, and has contributed to RTE and BBC radio programmes on Joyce and music. Her current research project is entitled Music in the Irish Novel, an exploration of music as a provocative and radical aspect of Irish novels written in English (1890-present). Her collection Memory Ireland Volume IV: James Joyce and Cultural Memory (co-edited with Oona Frawley) was recently published by Syracuse Press.

Updated October 3, 2014