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The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is a teaching and research institute dedicated to the study and understanding of Irish culture in all of its manifestations. Since its inception in the 1993-1994 academic year with the Donald and Marilyn Keough Program in Irish Studies, the Institute has assembled superior faculty and library collections. From the arrival of Seamus Deane as Donald and Marilyn Keough Chair of Irish Studies in 1992 to the most recent hire of Barry McCrea as Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies, the Keough-Naughton Institute has focused on bringing outstanding educators to teach our students. We foster exchange between Notre Dame and Ireland to make direct experiences available to our students.

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Kristen Sieranski is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Notre Dame. She is interested in 20th and 21st Century Irish Drama. Her current research focuses on staging the ghost, exploring the ways that the figure of a

Dr. Amy Mulligan (DPhil, Oxford) is Assistant Professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Irish Language and Literature. Her work puts medieval Irish literature and iconography into transnational North Atlantic contexts, past and present. She’s written the monograph _A landscape of

I am currently working on a book dealing with the 19th century American cowboy ballad, “The Streets of Laredo,” whose ancestry includes the Anglo-Irish ballads, “The Unfortunate Lad” and “The Bad Girl’s Lament.” I also examine the cowboy ballad’s influence