Alumni Accomplishments: Joe Lennon

Seminar: Irish Orientalism
April 13, 2007
Jenks Honors Library, 2:00 pm
Joseph Lennon earned his MA from the Boston College Irish Studies Program in 1996. Since then, he has published widely on Irish, Indian, and British literature and culture. His book, Irish Orientalism: A Literary and Intellectual History (Syracuse University Press, 2004), was awarded the Donald J. Murphy Prize for Distinguished First Book by the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS). Irish Orientalism has also drawn high praise from other eminent scholars; Edward Said calls is a “fascinating study” and Stephen Howe characterizes it as “undoubtedly the fullest, most detailed and perceptive analysis of these themes yet to have been attempted.” Lennon earned his MA from Boston College and his PhD at the University of Connecticut in 2000, and is currently Associate Professor of English at Manhattan College. He is also the poetry editor of The Recorder, the journal of the American Irish Historical Society.

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