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English Language Poets in University College Cork, 1970–1980


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Clíona Ní Ríordáin
    Pages 1-26
  3. Clíona Ní Ríordáin
    Pages 27-42
  4. Clíona Ní Ríordáin
    Pages 43-67
  5. Clíona Ní Ríordáin
    Pages 69-98
  6. Clíona Ní Ríordáin
    Pages 115-119
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 121-142

About this book


This book looks at a cohort of poets who studied at University College Cork during the 1970s and early 1980s. Based on extensive interviews and archival work, the book examines the notion that the poets form a “generation” in sociological terms. It proposes an analysis of the work of the poets, studying the thematics and preoccupations that shape their oeuvre. Among the poets that figure in the book are Greg Delanty, Theo Dorgan, Seán Dunne, Gerry Murphy, Thomas McCarthy, Gregory O’Donoghue, and Maurice Riordan. The volume is prefaced by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin.


University College Cork Seán Dunne Thomas McCarthy Greg Delanty Maurice Riordan Gerry Murphy Gregory O’Donoghue Modern Irish poetry Contemporary Irish poetry 1916 Rising

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut du Monde AnglophoneUniversité Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3ParisFrance

About the authors

Clíona Ní Ríordáin is Professor of English at  Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, France, where she teaches Irish literature and translation studies and directs the research group, ERIN (EA PRISMES 4398). Her recent publications include the anthology Jeune Poésie d’Irlande (2015),  with Paul Bensimon, and Memoranda to MacNeice (2019) with Anne Goarzin. 

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