For my profile, see my web site: http://www.lucymcdiarmid.com
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; Women Poets; Irish Women Writers; Irish Revival; Irish Film; Contemporary Irish Poetry; Modern Irish Drama; The Art of Poetry. I am interested in writing by Yeats, Lady Gregory, Maeve Brennan, T. S. Eliot, Auden, and Stevie Smith, among others. My current project is a book on 21st century Irish poetry.
My books include At Home in the Revolution: what women said and did in 1916 (2015); 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.
Poets and the Peacock Dinner: the literary history of a meal (2014) will be published in paperback in October 2016.
My book At Home in the Revolution: what women said and did in 1916 was published by the Royal Irish Academy in 2015 and was awarded the History Book of the Year bronze award from Foreword Reviews’ 2016 INDIEFAB.
Twenty-first Century Irish Poetry
My current project (as of autumn 2016) is a book on twenty-first century Irish poetry. This project was inspired in part by the visits of many Irish poets to my classes at Montclair State. Hearing these poets read their poetry, observing them interact with my students, and talking with them myself, I was impressed by their work and their personalities. I'm eager to be one of the first scholars to write about the new poems coming out of Ireland these days.