Eamon Maher

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Director of the National Centre for Franco-Irish Studies

Email: eamon.maher@tudublin.ie

Tel: + 353 1 220 7518

Eamon Maher is Director of the National Centre for Franco-Irish Studies, which is based on the Tallaght Campus of TU Dublin. Author of four monographs and 25 edited/co-edited books, he is also General Editor of two critically acclaimed academic book series with Peter Lang Oxford, Reimagining Ireland and Studies in Franco-Irish Relations. Recent publications include (with Brian Lucey and Eugene O’Brien), Reimagining the Celtic Tiger (Peter Lang, 2019), and (with Eugene O’Brien), Reimagining Irish Studies for the Twenty-First Century (2021), which is the special 100th volume in the Reimagining Ireland series. Eamon is an internationally renowned scholar of the work of John McGahern (1934-2006), on whom he has published two monographs, John McGahern: From the Local to the Universal (Dublin: The Liffey Press, 2003) and ‘The Church and its Spire: John McGahern and the Catholic Question (Blackrock: Columba Press, 2011), and one collection (with Derek Hand), Essays on John McGahern: Assessing a Literary Legacy (Cork University Press, 2019). He also published one of only two monographs available on the French priest-writer Jean Sulivan, on whom he did his PhD research, Jean Sulivan (1913-1980): La marginalité dans la vie et l’oeuvre (L’Harmattan, 2008). He is currently writing a book on the Catholic Novel.

Eamon is an Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, an award bestowed on him by the French Government for his outstanding work in promoting Franco-Irish relations.

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