Robert Rhodes Prize for Books on Literature

Former Prize Winners

2017

Patrick R. O’Malley, Liffey and Lethe: Paramnesiac History in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Ireland. Oxford University Press.

2016

Cóilín Parsons, The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature. Oxford University Press.

2015

Tom Walker, Louis MacNeice and the Irish Poetry of His Time. Oxford University Press.

2014

Damien Keane, Ireland and the Problem of Information: Irish Writing, Radio, Late Modernist Communication. Penn State University Press.

2013

Edna Longley, Yeats and Modern Poetry. Cambridge University Press.

2012

Marilynn J. Richtarik, Stewart Parker: A Life. Oxford University Press.

2011

Sinead Mooney, A Tongue Not Mine: Beckett and Translation. Oxford University Press.

2010

Michael Rubenstein, Public Works: Infrastructure, Irish Modernism, and the Postcolonial. University of Notre Dame Press.

Sarah E. McKibben (Honorable Mention), Endangered Masculinities in Irish Poetry, 1540-1780. UCD Press.

2009

Stephen Watt, Beckett and Contemporary Irish Writing. Cambridge University Press.

2008

Ronald Schuchard, The Last Minstrels: Yeats and the Revival of the Bardic Arts. Oxford University Press.

John Wilson Foster (Honorable Mention), Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction. Oxford University Press.

2007

Hugh Haughton, The Poetry of Derek Mahon. Oxford University Press.

Emer Nolan (Honorable Mention), Catholic Emancipations: Irish Fiction from Thomas Moore to James Joyce. Syracuse University Press.

2006

Heather Clark, The Ulster Renaissance: Poetry in Belfast, 1962-1972. Oxford University Press.

Margaret Mills Harper (Honorable Mention), Wisdom of Two: the Spiritual and Literary Collaboration of George and W.B. Yeats. Oxford University Press.

2005

Deana Rankin, Between Spenser and Swift: English Writing in Seventeenth-Century Ireland. Cambridge University Press.

A.M. Gibbs (Honorable Mention), Bernard Shaw: A Life. UNSW Press.

2004

Elizabeth Grubgeld, Anglo-Irish Autobiography: Class, Gender, and the Forms of Narrative. Syracuse University Press.

2003

Helen Lojek, Contexts for Frank McGuinness’s Drama. Catholic University of America Press.

2002

Susan Cannon Harris, Gender and Modern Irish Drama. Indiana University Press.

2001

Elizabeth Butler Cullingford, Ireland’s Others: Gender and Ethnicity in Irish Literature and Popular Culture. University of Notre Dame Press.

Gregory Castle (Honorable Mention), Modernism and the Celtic Revival. Cambridge University Press.

2000

Declan Kiberd, Irish Classics. Harvard University Press.

1999

Christopher J. Wheatley, Beneath Ierne’s Banners: Irish Protestant Drama of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. University of Notre Dame Press.