Lucy McDiarmid

Faculty/Staff Login:

Professor and Marie Frazee--Baldassarre Chair, English

Dickson Hall 407
973 655-4274
Not Available
BA:Swarthmore College
MA:Harvard University
PhD:Harvard University
Download vCard File


For my profile, see my web site:

I will be on sabbatical leave during the academic year 2015 - 2016 and will not be holding office hours during that time. If you need to get in touch, please send me an email message.


I teach classes in the following areas: Modern British and Irish Poetry; Irish Women Writers; Irish Revival; Irish Film; Contemporary Irish Poetry; Modern Irish Drama; The Art of Poetry. I am interested in writing by Lady Gregory, Maeve Brennan, Yeats, Eliot, Auden, and Stevie Smith, among others.

My books include Poets and the Peacock Dinner: the literary history of a meal (2014); The Irish Art of Controversy (2005); Auden's Apologies for Poetry (1990); Saving Civilization: Yeats, Eliot, and Auden between the wars (1984); and several co-edited collections.

My book At Home in the Revolution: what women said and did in 1916 will be published by the Royal Irish Academy in late 2015.