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Eamonn Wall

Eamonn Wall

Smurfit-Stone Corporation Professor of Irish Studies
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PhD, English, City University of New York Graduate Center
MA, English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Diploma in Education, University College, Dublin
BA, English and History, University College, Dublin

Eamonn Wall is Smurfit-Stone Corporation Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English, holding joint appointments in International Studies & Programs and the Dept. of English. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Irish, English, and Scottish Literature. For International Studies & Programs, he curates the “Irish Lectures and Concerts Series”—an initiative that brings the best of Irish and Irish American scholars, writers, and musicians to our campus to lecture and perform. Eamonn Wall is also the director of UMSL’s “Summer Study Abroad Program in Galway, Ireland,” held at NUI-Galway each June and July. Eamonn Wall’s prose books include Writing the Irish West: Ecologies and Traditions (Notre Dame, 2011) and From the Sin-e Café to the Black Hills: Notes on the New Irish (Wisconsin, 2000). He is a past-president of the American Conference for Irish Studies. Eamonn Wall is also the author of seven collections of poetry: Junction City: New and Selected Poems 1990-2015 (2015); Sailing Lake Mareotis (2011), A Tour of Your Country (2008), Refuge at De Soto Bend (2004), The Crosses (2000), Iron Mountain Road (1997), and Dyckman-200th Street (1994), all published by Salmon Publishing in Ireland. Essays, articles, and reviews of Irish, Irish American, and American writers have appeared in The Irish Times, New Hibernia Review, Irish Literary Supplement, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, South Carolina Review, An Sionnach, Cyphers, Literary Matters, and other journals.