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The Center for Irish Cultural Studies promotes the study, understanding, and appreciation of Irish and Celtic culture, history, and language through a variety of academic programs, public lectures, music concerts and other performing arts programs, and study abroad at the SHU campus in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland ( The minor in Irish Studies is designed to offer students an opportunity for an in-depth study in one of the most multi-disciplinary studies available in undergraduate programs, including Irish and Celtic culture, history, language, literature, music, politics, religion and society.

Director: Prof. Gerald Reid,

See list of courses in all the areas above:
Sacred Heart University and SHU in Dingle

I work at the intersection of theatre and performance studies and theology and religious studies, especially the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. I’m currently working on multiple projects that intersect with Irish playwrights, ritual theory, ecology, and the writings of John Moriarty.

BA from UC Berkeley in English, Minor in Celtic Studies. PhD from Fordham University in American Literature. Professor at Sacred Heart University since 2003. Book: The Haunted Muse: Gothic and Sentiment in American Literature. Poetry in The American Journal of

Marie Hulme is a lecturer in the Department of Languages and Literature at Sacred Heart University. She received her B.A. in English from Smith College, an M.A. in English and American Literature from New York University, and an M.F.A in