Faculty Directory--Seamus Deane

Keough-Naughton Asst. Director Sean O'Brien


Donald and Marilyn Keough
Professor of Irish Studies
Seamus Deane


Seamus Deane Professor of English and Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies, is a member of the Royal Irish Academy, a founding director of the Field Day Theatre Company, the general editor of the Penguin Joyce, and the author of several books, including A Short History of Irish Literature; Celtic Revivals; Essays in Modern Irish Literature; The French Revolution and Enlightenment in England, and Strange Country: Modernity and the Nation. Deane also edited the monumental Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing in 3 volumes, and has written four books of poetry and a novel, Reading in the Dark, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. Currently he is general editor of a series, ‘Critical Conditions,’ published by Field Day, Cork University Press and the University of Notre Dame Press. He has co-edited, with Krzysztof Ziarek, a collection of essays, Future Crossings: Literature Between Philosophy and Cultural Studies (2001). His book, Foreign Affections: Essays on Edmund Burke (2004), is volume 15 in the Critical Conditions series; along with Breandán Mac Suibhne, he is editor of the annual Irish Studies journal, Field Day Review (April 2005).