Professor Clair Wills Professor of Irish Letters, Princeton University


Paper Title - Mothers and Other Others: Representing Ireland Beyond Borders

Clair Wills is the Leonard L.Milberg Professor of Irish Letters at the Princeton University. A scholar of Irish and British literature and culture, with a focus on the twentieth century and issues of historical and political representation, she has written and reviewed for The Irish Times, The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement and The London Review of Books.

She was one of the editors of the Field Day Anthology of Irish Women’s Writing (2002). Recent books include the prize-winning That Neutral Island: A history of Ireland during the Second World War (2007) and Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO (2009). Her latest book is a study of Irish immigration to post-war Britain, The Best Are Leaving: Emigration and Post- War Irish Culture (2015).

She is currently writing a broader cultural history of post-war Britain, told from the perspective of European and Commonwealth immigrants, which will be published by Penguin Random House. She is Chair of Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies series of events and seminars.

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Is Ollamh Leonard L.Milbery le Litríocht na hÉireann in Ollscoil Princeton í Clair Wills. Is scoláire litríocht agus chultúr na hÉireann agus na Breataine í, le fócas ar an bhfichiú haois agus ar cheisteanna a bhaineann le léiriú stairiúil agus polaitiúil, agus tá ailt agus léirmheasanna scríofa aici do The Irish Times, The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement agus The London Review of Books.

Bhí sí ar dhuine d’eagarthóirí an Field Day Anthology of Irish Women’s Writing (2002). I measc a cuid leabhar le gairid tá That Neutral Island: A history of Ireland during the Second World War (2007) agus Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO (2009), a bhfuil gradaim bainte amach acu. Is staidéar é a leabhar is déanaí ar imirce mhuintir na hÉireann go Breatain i ndiaidh an chogaidh, The Best Are Leaving: Emigration and Post-War Irish Culture (2015).

Tá cur síos níos leithne á scríobh aici faoi láthair ar stair chultúrtha na Breataine i ndiaidh an chogaidh, á chur i láthair ó dhearcadh inimircigh na hEorpa agus an Chomhlathais, a bheidh á fhoilsiú ag Penguin Random House. Is í an Cathaoirleach í ar shraith imeachtaí agus seimineár Chiste Ollscoil Princeton do Léann na hÉireann.

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