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Joseph Lennon, PhD - Villanova University. Villanova , PA, US

Joseph Lennon, PhD Joseph Lennon, PhD

Director, Center for Irish Studies & Associate Dean, International and Interdisciplinary Initiatives | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Villanova University

Villanova , PA, UNITED STATES

Joseph Lennon, PhD is an expert in Irish hunger strikes, India and Ireland relationships and contemporary Irish issues.

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Areas of Expertise (4)

Irish Culture

Irish Studies

English Literature

Hunger Strikes

Biography

Dr. Lennon is a leading expert on hunger strikes, the relationships between Ireland and India, multicultural issues and contemporary Ireland. He is a professor English and also heads up Villanova's Center for Irish Studies.

Education (4)

University of Connecticut: PhD

Boston College: MA

Northern Illinois University: MA

Knox College: BA

Select Media Appearances (2)

Valley eateries aiming for the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick's Day

The Daily Item  

2017-03-17

Valley restaurant and pub owners say they don't need much Irish luck when it comes to bringing the crowds out on St. Patrick's Day — especially when it falls on a Friday. ... Villanova University Center for Irish Studies Director Dr. Joseph Lennon said, “Pub culture was a big part of the community because they were not in the centers of powers. Pubs acted as community centers.”

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Cúirt; Fish Short Story winners; Gavin Corbett at TCD; Cork World Book Fest

Irish Times  

2016-03-31

Some great pairings at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature include Jennifer Johnston and Belinda McKeon, Louise O’Neill with the American writer Rachel B Glaser, and Kevin Barry with Canadian author Patrick de Witt … Lennon is the director of Irish studies and associate professor of English at Villanova University.

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Select Academic Articles (5)

‘Dreams that hunger makes’: Memories of Hunger in Yeats, Mangan, Speranza, and Irish Folklore

Irish University Review

Joseph Lennon

Forthcoming - 2017

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Antiquity and Futurity' in the Writings of James Clarence Mangan (Chapter)

Essays on James Clarence Mangan

2015

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The Starvation of a Man: Terence MacSwiney's Hunger Strike and Famine Memory

Memory Ireland: Explorations in Irish Cultural Memory

2014

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The First Man to Whistle': Two Interviews with Colum McCann

This Side of Brightness: Essays on the Fiction of Colum McCann.

2011

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Fasting for the Public: Irish and Indian Sources of Marion Wallace Dunlop's 1909 Hunger Strike (Book Chapter)

Enemies of Empire: New Perspectives on Imperialism, Literature and Historiography

2007

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