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Member Profile: Claire Connolly

09 June 2018

Claire Connolly, award winning author, has been admitted to the Royal Irish Academy on 25 May 2018.

Claire Connolly is professor of Modern English in University College Cork. She has written ground-breaking studies of Irish Romantic literature, including her award-winning Cultural history of the Irish novel, 1790–1829 (Cambridge, 2011), and she has made an outstanding contribution to the development of Irish studies internationally.

In recognition of her achievements she has been appointed the Parnell Fellow in Irish Studies at Cambridge University for 2018–19.

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