Maurice Harmon, Associate Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama (Emeritus), English Dept., University College, Dublin (NUI), Belfield, Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland. Email: maurice.harmon@ucd.ie


Publishing Record
  • University Review, 1966-1970
  • Irish University Review a Journal of Irish Studies, 1970-1986
  • Poetry Ireland Review, 2001-2002
Select Bibliography

  • Sean O’Faolain; A Critical Introduction, 1967; rev. 1985.
  • Modern Irish Literature 1800-1967, 1967
  • Fenians and Fenianism, 1968, ed.
  • Ed., The Malone Shakespeare 1970-1971
  • The Celtic Master, 1969, ed.
  • Ed., William Carleton [Traits], 4 vols., 1973,
  • The Poetry of Thomas Kinsella, 1974
  • Ed., with P. Rafroidi, The Irish Novel in Our Time, 1976
  • Richard Murphy: Poet of Two Traditions, 1977, ed.
  • Select Bibliography for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature and its Backgrounds, 1977
  • A Literary Map of Ireland, 1977
  • Ed. & intro., Irish Poetry after Yeats., 1978, 1998
  • Ed., The Playboy of the Western World, 1978
  • Ed., Image and Illusion. Anglo-Irish Literature and its Contexts, 1979
  • with Roger McHugh, History of Anglo-Irish Literature from its Origins to the Present Day, 1982
  • Ed., with Morris Beja, et al., James Joyce. The Centennial Symposium,1986
  • Austin Clarke, A Critical Introduction 1989
  • Seán O’Faolain, A Life, 1994
  • Ed. & intro., No Author Better Served. The Correspondence between Samuel Beckett and Alan Schneider, 1998
  • The Dolmen Press, A Celebration, 2001
  • Trans, The Colloquy of the Old Men, 2001

Poetry Collections
  • The Book Of Precedence and Other Poems 1994
  • A Stillness at Kiawah, 1996
  • The Last Regatta and Other Poems, 2000
  • Tales of Death and Other Poems, 2001
  • Editor, Poetry Ireland Review, 2001-2002
  • External Examiner Poets’ House 2001-2004

Translated Editions
  • ‘The Hostel at Keshcorran’ translated from the Irish, translated into French ‘Le Logis De Keshcorran ou L’Envouitement des Gaeles’ by Rene Agostini, Cahier Numèro 16, Mythes, Croyances et Religions, 1998, 11-18.
  • Trans. & intro., The Colloquy of the Old Men: A Translation of Acallam na Senorach - Stories and Poems, 2001

Essay Collections
  • ‘The Later Poetry of Austin Clarke’, in The Celtic Cross, ed. R. Browne, 1964, 39-55
  • ‘New Voices in the Fifties’, in Irish Poets in English, ed. S. Lucy, 1973, 183-207
  • ‘Generations Apart: 1920-1975’, in The Irish Novel in Our Time, ed. P. Rafroidi and Harmon, 1976, 49-65
  • ‘Cobwebs Before the Wind’, in Views of the Irish Peasantry 1800-1916, ed. D. Casey and R. Rhodes, 1977, 129-159
  • ‘Beginning with Words’, in Richard Murphy. Poet of Two Traditions, ed.. Harmon, 1978, 118-128
  • ‘First Impressions: 1969-1978’, in The Irish Short Story, ed. P. Rafroidi and T. Brown, 1979, 63-77
  • ‘General Works’, in Recent Research on Anglo-Irish Writers, ed. R. Finneran, 1983, 1-20
  • ‘Richard Murphy’, in Dictionary of Literary Biography, 1985, 405-410
  • ‘The Era of Inhibitions: Irish Literature 1920-1960, in The Irish Writer and Society, ed. M. Sekine, 1985, 31-41
  • "‘We pine for ceremony’: Ritual and Reality in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney (1965-1975)", in Studies in Seamus Heaney, ed. J. Genet, 1987, 47-64; rep. in Seamus Heaney: A Collection
  • of Critical Essays, ed. E. Andrews, 1992.
  • ‘Definitions of Irishness in Modern Irish Literature’, in Irishness in a Changing Society, ed. Princess Grace Irish Library, 1988, 45-63
  • ‘Pangur Ban and the Scholar Critic’, in Literature and the Art of Creation, ed. R. Welch and S.B. Bushrui, 1988, 33-42
  • ‘Francis Stuart’ in Contemporary Irish Novelists, ed. Rudiger Imhof, 1990, 9-21
  • ‘The Enigma of Samuel Ferguson’, in Irish Writers and Politics, ed. Okifumi Komesu and Masaru Sekine, 1990, 62-79.
  • "‘Move, if you move, like water": The Poetry of Thomas Kinsella 1972-1990’, in Contemporary Irish Poetry: A Collection of Critical Essays, ed. E. Andrews, 1992, 194-213.
  • ‘Mary Lavin: Moralist of the Heart’ in Ireland and France. A Bountiful Friendship. Essays in honour of Patrick Rafroidi, ed. by B. Hayley and C. Murray, 1992, 107-123.
  • ‘Ancient Lights in Austin Clarke and Thomas Kinsella’ in A Small Nation’s Contribution to the World: Essays on Anglo-Irish Literature and Language, ed. Donald Morse,
  • Csilla Bertha and Istvan Palffy, 1994, 70-87
  • ‘Seamus Heaney et la douce flamme’ in Le processus de la creation chez les Ecrivains Irlandais contemporains, ed Jacqueline Genet, 1994, 37-53; trans. As Seamus Heaney et la creation poetique, 1995 and Irish Writers and their Creative Processes, ed. Jacqueline Genet and Wynne Hellegouarc’h, 1996, 17-29
  • ‘Yeats, Austin Clarke and Sean O’Faolain’ in Yeats’s Political Identities, Selected Essays ,ed. Jonathan Allison, 1996, pp. 221-233
  • ‘Patrick Kavanagh’s Old Peasant’ in Rural Ireland, Real Ireland? ed. Jacqueline Genet, op.c it., 1996, 213-222
  • ‘Foreword’ to Patrick Kavanagh: A Reference Guide. Compiled and edited by Jonathan Allison 1996
  • ‘Spaten und Wasserwaage: Seamus Heaney’s suche nach Herkunft und Gleichgewicht’ in Seamus Heaney Tod eines Naturforschers, Nobel Preis fur Literatur, 1996, 47-67
  • ‘Sean O’Faolain: nouvelles de la derniere periode’, in La Nouvelle Irlandaise de Language Anglaise, 1996, ed. Jacqueline Genet, 77-85
  • ‘Sean O’Faolain. Man of Ideas,’Conference papers edited by Donatella Abbate Badin, (2001)

Articles
  • ‘Richard Rowan, His Own Scapegoat’, James Joyce Quarterly, 111, 1(Fall 1965), 34-40
  • ‘Sean O’Faolain; "I Have Nobody to Vote For"‘, Studies, LV1, 221(Spring 1967), 51-60
  • ‘By Memory Inspired: Themes and Forces in Recent Irish Writing’, Éire-Ireland, 11, 11(Summer 1973), 3-19
  • ‘The Poetry of Padraic Fallon’, Studies, LX1V, 255(Autumn 1975), 169-281
  • ‘Aspects of the Peasantry in Anglo-Irish Literature’, Studia Hibernica, XV (1975), 45-62
  • ‘Literature and Nationalism in Ireland’, Kwartalnik Neofilologiczny’, 4(1978), 473-486
  • ‘Yeats et la jeune poesie irlandaise’, Cahier de L’Herne, 1981, 425-437
  • ‘The Poetry of Thomas Kinsella 1973-1983’, Studies, LXX11, 185 (Spring 1983), 57-66
  • ‘"Where Dwell Our Different Selves": The Poetry of Ewart Milne’, Prospice, 14(1983), 63-71
  • ‘The Rejection of Yeats: the Case of Clarke and O’Faolain,’ Studies (Autumn 1983), 1-14
  • ‘Austin Clarke. Sword of the West (1921, 1936, 1974), Etudes Irlandaises, 1985, 93-104
  • ‘The Making of Sean O’Faolain’, Studies (Winter 1990), 387-395
  • ‘The Chair at UCC’, Cork Review. Sean O’Faolain 1900-1990 (1991). 35-36
  • ‘Anglo-Irish Literature. A Survey of General Works (1)’,. Etudes Irlandaises, No. XV1 -2 (Decembre 1991), 143-155 (2)’. No. XV11-1 (Juin 1992), 157-167.
  • ‘Seamus Heaney’s Divisions and Allegiances’, "Seamus Heaney Special Issue", Colby Quarterly, (Spring 1994), 7-16.
  • ‘Contemporary Irish Poetry’, Anglistik & englischunterricht. Ireland: Literature, Culture, Politics. Band 52 (1994), 17-28.
  • ‘The Teeming Air:The Poetry of Louis MacNeice, John Hewitt, and W.R. Rodgers’, in Mythes Croyances et Religions dans le Monde Anglo-Saxon, Cahier Numero 12 (1994), 107-114.
  • ‘Rituale um Tod und Wiedergeburt. Die Dichtung des Iren Seamus Heaney’, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 28 October 1995, No 251/66
  • ‘English Words, Irish Voices’, Etudes Irlandaises, No. 21, I (Printemps 1996), pp. I-II
  • ‘Tradition et innovation dans la litterature irlandaise’, Bretagne des livres, numero 27 (mai 1996)
  • ‘The Achievement of Francis Stuart’, in "Francis Stuart Special Issue", Writing Ulster, , No 4 (1996), 19-37
  • Keeping his Spirit Up: The later Poetry and Prose of Seamus Heaney, in Journal of English, Spring 1997
  • Conversations with Mary Lavin, Irish University Review, 27,2, Autumn/Winter 1997
  • The Achievement of Austin Clarke, 23,2, Automne, Etudes Irlandaises, 1998, 27-37
  • Sean O’Faolain in La Nouvelle Irlandaise de Langue Anglaise, ed Jacqueline Genet, 1996, pp.77-85
  • ‘Eavan Boland: The Complex State of the Woman Poet’, Women’s Studies Forum, 1998, 3, 105-124
  • ’Approaches to the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature’, in The Harp [Tokyo], Spring 1998
  • ’Seamus Heaney. Digger of the Middle Ground’. in papers of Tokyo Iasil-Japan Conference, XV111, The Harp,1998,1-13
  • ’A Note on Paula Meehan’, ABEI Journal, Brazil, 1, June, 1999, pp.25-28
  • ‘Four Irish Elegies,’ 17(1999), Mythes, Croyances et Religions, 29-38
  • ‘Sean 0’Faolain. A Man before His Time’, Cork Literary Review, VII, 2000, 84-89
  • Introduction à sa nouvelle traduction de Acallam na Senorach [The Colloquy of the Old Men], Mythes, Croyances et Religions, 18 (2000), 13-19
  • ‘From Basin Lane to Old Vienna: Place, Transcendence and Counterpoint in Thomas Kinsella’, "Special Thomas Kinsella Issue", Irish University Review, 31,1 (Spring/Summer 2001), 78-94
  • ‘A Slowly Twisted Scar: Texture, Theme and Paradox in the Poetry of Thomas Kinsella’, Literary Review Ireland, IX, 2002

Appointments
  • Professor Emeritus Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, University College Dublin, 1990
  • Professor Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama 1984-1990
  • Statutory Lecturer Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama 1975-1984
  • Lecturer in English 1965-1974
  • Associate Professor of English University of Notre Dame 1963-1965
  • Assistant Professor of English Lewis and Clarke College 1958-1963
  • Dean Elder Teaching Fellow and Research Assistant Harvard University 1955-1958
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor Ohio tate University 1973-1974
  • Visiting Professor University of Washington Seattle 1974
  • Visiting Distinguished Scholar Catholic University of America 1983
  • John Drinko Professor of Liberal Arts Marshall University 1992
  • Burns Library Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Boston College 1993-94
  • Visiting Professor in Irish Studies Trinity College 1996
  • Visiting Professor, Kobe College, Japan 1997-98
  • Extern Examiner, University of Limerick, 1986-1996
  • Extern Examiner Uppsala University, 1999
  • Visiting Lecturer or Professor universities in North and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, and Israel several occasions since 1965.
  • Executive Secretary Swift Tercentenary Committee 1965-67
  • Executive Secretary International Association of University Professors of English, Dublin Conference 1969
  • Executive Secretary Synge Centenary Committee 1969-7
  • Secretary Yeats Association 1969-72
  • Irish Representative American Committee for Irish Studies 1966-1980
  • Organiser Fifth Triennial Conference International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature 1982
  • Organiser Academic Programme James Joyce Centenary Conference 1982
  • Director MPhil in Irish Studies 1982-1990
  • Chairman IASIL, 1979-1982. Executive Committee 1970-1980
  • Vice-President Royal Irish Academy 1986-89. Member 1976.
  • Academic Advisor Princess Grace Irish Library Eirdata, 2000-
  • President UNICEF (Ireland) 1982-1990
  • European Community Project Coordinator Bethlehem University 1988-1991
  • European Community Educational Consultant in Israel 1992
  • European Union Project Coordinator Bethlehem University 1993-1998
  • Recipient research grants or fellowships from Ford Foundation, American Philosophical Society, Harvard
  • University, University of Notre Dame, University College Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, British Academy, British Council
  • Murray, Christopher (ed.) Serving the Word. Essays and Poems in Honour of Maurice Harmon 1992
  • Preserving the Word. The Maurice Harmon Library: a Catalogue compiled by Barbara Brown, 1996
  • Editor, University Review 1966-1970
  • Editor Irish University Review a Journal of Irish Studies
  • 1970-1986
  • Editor, Poetry Ireland Review, 2001-2002

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