Anne O'Connor

Lecturer Above The Bar B.A., M.A. Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Dept. of Italian
Room 333
Arts Millennium Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3794
E: anne.oconnor@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Anne O'Connor graduated with a joint first-class honours degree in Italian and History from University College Cork, Ireland and in 1999 completed an MA in Italian at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A.  She completed a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Mike Caesar at the University of Birmingham, U.K.: the title of her thesis was 'Death and Memory: Representations of Florence 1807-1865. She has lectured in University College Cork, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Birmingham and has been a lecturer in NUI Galway since 2003. 


She has been the recipient of scholarships, fellowships and awards from the IRC, IRCHSS, the Royal Irish Academy, NAIRTL, AHRC, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the European Union. Her research interests include nineteenth-century history and literature; romanticism; translation studies; travel literature; transnational Ireland; cultural mediators, language teaching methodologies and community-based learning. She has published widely in these areas and has presented many papers at international conferences. 

Anne O’Connor is the co-editor (in collaboration with Dr. Dáire Keogh (DCU) and Dr. Colin Barr (University of Aberdeen)) of The Correspondence of Paul Cullen (Irish Manuscripts Commission), a project that received a major grant from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.  As part of this ambitious project, she has gathered and translated the Italian correspondence of Cardinal Paul Cullen. 

She is currently the Principal Investigator in the project ‘Changing Words/Changing Worlds’ which is examining translation in nineteenth-century Ireland. The project has been funded by the Irish Research Council (2013-2015) under its Research Project Grants Scheme. 
 
Anne O'Connor is the coordinator for the first year Italian programme, the evening diplomas in Italian, community-based learning in Italian and Italian in the Youth Academy. She lectures to all years from first years to Masters students in areas ranging from Italian language to translation studies and from intercultural communication to the Risorgimento. 

Research Interests

  • 19th Century Italian Literature and Civilization
  • Romanticism
  • Travel Literature
  • Italian History
  • Translation
  • Language Teaching Methodology
  • Community Based Learning

Anne O’Connor is the co-editor (in collaboration with Dr. Dáire Keogh (DCU) and Dr. Colin Barr (University of Aberdeen)) of The Correspondence of Paul Cullen (Irish Manuscripts Commission), a project that received a major grant from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.  As part of this ambitious project, she has gathered and translated the Italian correspondence of Cardinal Paul Cullen. 

She is currently the Principal Investigator in the project ‘Changing Words/Changing Worlds’ which is examining translation in nineteenth-century Ireland. The project has been funded by the Irish Research Council (2013-2015) under its Research Project Grants Scheme. 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
CHANGING WORDS/CHANGING WORLDS ANNE O CONNOR 02-DEC-13 30-JUN-16
MF2003 MF21 03 M ANNE O'BRIEN 01-JAN-04 31-DEC-04
750 GOVT OF ITALY SCH C O BRIEN NUIG 01-FEB-01 31-DEC-15
CORRESPONDENCE PAUL CULLEN IRCHSS - A OCONNOR 29-DEC-08 28-MAR-10

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'O'Connor, Anne. 2014. Translating the Vatican: Paul Cullen, power and language in nineteenth-century Ireland'
Anne O'Connor (2014) 'O'Connor, Anne. 2014. Translating the Vatican: Paul Cullen, power and language in nineteenth-century Ireland'. Irish Studies Review, 22 (4):450-465 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Dante Alighieri - from Absence to Stony Presence: Building Memories in Nineteenth-Century Florence'
Anne O'Connor (2012) 'Dante Alighieri - from Absence to Stony Presence: Building Memories in Nineteenth-Century Florence'. Italian Studies, 67 (3):307-335 [Details]
(2012) 'Beyond the four walls: Community based learning and languages'
Anne O'Connor (2012) 'Beyond the four walls: Community based learning and languages'. Language Learning Journal, 40 (3):307-320 [Details]
(2010) 'That dangerous serpent: Garibaldi and Ireland in the Nineteenth Century'
O'Connor, A. (2010) 'That dangerous serpent: Garibaldi and Ireland in the Nineteenth Century'. Modern Italy, 15 (4):401-415 [Details]
(2009) 'Triumphant Failure: the return of the Irish Papal Brigade'
O'Connor, A. (2009) 'Triumphant Failure: the return of the Irish Papal Brigade'. Jchas, 114 :51-62 [Details]
(2006) 'An unexpected visitor: Cosimo de' Medici's visit to Cork in 1669'
O'Connor, A. (2006) 'An unexpected visitor: Cosimo de' Medici's visit to Cork in 1669'. JCHAS, 111 :1-7 [Details]
(2005) 'I rituali dell'unità: la festa di Dante del 1865'
O'Connor, A. (2005) 'I rituali dell'unità: la festa di Dante del 1865'. Città di Vita, 60 (2):179-194 [Details]
(2005) 'L'Italia, la terra dei morti?''
O'Connor, A. (2005) 'L'Italia, la terra dei morti?''. Italian Culture, 23 :31-50 [Details]
(2003) 'Crossing boundaries: Lady Morgan’s Italy'
O'Connor, A. (2003) 'Crossing boundaries: Lady Morgan’s Italy'. Irish Journal for Feminist Studies, 5.1 (2) [Details]
(2003) 'Visiting the Vatican in the early nineteenth century: Some Irish memories'
O'Connor, A. (2003) 'Visiting the Vatican in the early nineteenth century: Some Irish memories'. Decies, 59 :151-161 [Details]
(2002) 'Florentine Shadows: Death, duty and Santa Croce in George Eliot’s Romola'
O'Connor, A. (2002) 'Florentine Shadows: Death, duty and Santa Croce in George Eliot’s Romola'. Journal for Anglo-Italian Studies, 7 :63-80 [Details]
(2002) 'Il monumento a Dante a Firenze: storia di influssi internazionali'
O'Connor, A. (2002) 'Il monumento a Dante a Firenze: storia di influssi internazionali'. Città di Vita, 57 (6):508-520 [Details]
(2001) 'Santa Croce nell’occhio di Viaggiatori Brittanici Ottocenteschi'
O'Connor, A. (2001) 'Santa Croce nell’occhio di Viaggiatori Brittanici Ottocenteschi'. Città di Vita, 56 (6):557-566 [Details]
(2000) 'Early Brewing Activity in Cork City: Some Leasehold Evidence'
O'Connor, A. (2000) 'Early Brewing Activity in Cork City: Some Leasehold Evidence'. Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 105 :199-206 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2008) Firenze: La città e la memoria nell’Ottocento. Firenze: Città di Vita.
O'Connor, A. (2008) Firenze: La città e la memoria nell’Ottocento. Firenze: Città di Vita. [Details]
(2008) Florence: City and Memory in the Nineteenth Century./ Florence: Città di Vita.
O'Connor, A. (2008) Florence: City and Memory in the Nineteenth Century./ Florence: Città di Vita. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'An Italian Inferno in Ireland: Alessandro Gavazzi and Religious Debate in the Nineteenth Century'
Anne O'Connor (2015) 'An Italian Inferno in Ireland: Alessandro Gavazzi and Religious Debate in the Nineteenth Century' In: Great Britain and Ireland and the Risorgimento, (N.Carter ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2013) ''Giant and Brutal Islanders' The Italian response to the Irish Papal Brigade'
Anne O'Connor (2013) ''Giant and Brutal Islanders' The Italian response to the Irish Papal Brigade' In: Nation/Nazione: Irish Nationalism and the Italian Risorgimento. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
(2013) 'Nation/Nazione - An introduction'
Anne O'Connor and Colin Barr (2013) 'Nation/Nazione - An introduction' In: Nation/Nazione: Irish Nationalism and the Italian Risorgimento. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
(2011) '‘The pope, the prelate, the soldiers and the controversy: Paul Cullen and the Irish Papal Brigade’'
O'Connor, A. (2011) '‘The pope, the prelate, the soldiers and the controversy: Paul Cullen and the Irish Papal Brigade’' In: Paul Cullen and his world (Keogh and McDonnell eds). Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2010) 'Italian Romanticism'
Anne O'Connor (2010) 'Italian Romanticism' In: European Romanticism, - A Reader ( Stephen Prickett, Anne O’Connor et al,eds). London: Continuum Press. [Details]
(2006) 'Views from the fringes: Irish travellers to the Mezzogiorno in the nineteenth century'
Anne O'Connor (2006) 'Views from the fringes: Irish travellers to the Mezzogiorno in the nineteenth century' In: Le Mezzogiorno des écrivains éuropéens (ed. Yves Clavaron). Saint Etienne: Saint Etienne Press. [Details]
(2005) 'Italy and Cork'
Anne O'Connor (2005) 'Italy and Cork' In: As they saw us: Cork through European Eyes, (Fischer and Neville eds.). Cork: Collins Press. [Details]
(2003) 'Lady Morgan’s travel literature: a novel approach'
Anne O'Connor (2003) 'Lady Morgan’s travel literature: a novel approach' In: Cross-Cultural Travel, (Jane Conroy ed.). New York: Peter Lang. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2010) Enhancing the Italian Studies Curriculum: Innovation and Development Conference
Anne O'Connor (2010) Italian in the community: student engagement and language learning’ Enhancing the Italian Studies Curriculum: Innovation and Development Conference [Details]
(2009) Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Challenging Assumptions
O'Connor, A. (2009) A Novel Challenge: Student Engagement, Language Teaching and the Service Learning Approach . In: Jennifer Murphy and Bettie Higgs eds. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Challenging Assumptions , pp.233-239 [Details]
(2005) La Citta e il LIbro III
Anne O'Connor (2005) Inscriptions, orations and monuments in Florence in the nineteenth century La Citta e il LIbro III [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2013)
Colin Barr, Michele Finelli and Anne O’Connor (Ed.). (2013) Nation/Nazione : Irish Nationalism and the Italian Risorgimento. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
(2010)
Anne O'Connor, Stephen Prickett et al (Ed.). (2010) European Romanticism - a Reader. London: Continuum. [Details]
(2005)
Anne O'Connor (nee O'Brien) (Ed.). (2005) Studies in Irish, British and Australian Relations: Trade, Diplomacy and Politics, Collected essays by John. B. O’Brien. Dublin: Four Courts Press. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) Word-Bridges: Translation in Ireland 1700-1900,
Anne O'Connor (2015) International Conference on Translation History. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Word-Bridges: Translation in Ireland 1700-1900, NUI Galway , 20-FEB-15 - 20-FEB-15. [Details]
(2015) Italianists in Ireland,
Anne O'Connor (2015) Translating Italy. [Conference Paper], Italianists in Ireland, University College Dublin, Ireland , 21-MAR-15 - 21-MAR-15. [Details]
(2015) 21st International Conference of the SSNCI,
Anne O'Connor (2015) Multilingual Literacies: Language and Translation in Nineteenth-Century Ireland. [Conference Paper], 21st International Conference of the SSNCI, NUI Galway, Ireland , 11-JUN-15 - 12-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015) The Tenth International Conference of EFACIS BEYOND IRELAND: Boundaries, Passages, Transitions,
Anne O'Connor (2015) “From Italia Mia to Prostrate Ireland: translation and the importation of patriotism in nineteenth-century Ireland”. [Conference Paper], The Tenth International Conference of EFACIS BEYOND IRELAND: Boundaries, Passages, Transitions, University of Palermo, Italy , 03-JUN-15 - 06-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015) What Translation Means to Me,
Anne O'Connor (2015) Roundtable discussion with translation practitioners. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], What Translation Means to Me, NUI Galway , 27-JAN-15 - 27-JAN-15. [Details]
(2014) School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Research Day,
Anne O'Connor (2014) Translation in Nineteenth-Century Ireland. [Oral Presentation], School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Research Day, NUI Galway, Galway , 07-MAY-14 - 07-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) Cultural Mediators in Europe 1750-1950,
Anne O'Connor (2014) Mediating through translation: Irish cultural nationalists in the nineteenth century. [Oral Presentation], Cultural Mediators in Europe 1750-1950, KU Leuven, Belgium , 05-JUN-14 - 07-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014) Translating Texts, Cultures and Values,
Anne O'Connor (2014) An honest translation? Authorship and ownership in nineteenth-century translations. [Conference Paper], Translating Texts, Cultures and Values, Queens University Belfast , 06-NOV-14 - 07-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) University of Ulster History Research Seminar,
Anne O'Connor (2014) An Italian Inferno in Ireland:Alessando Gavazzi and religious debate in the nineteenth century. [Invited Lecture], University of Ulster History Research Seminar, University of Ulster, Coleraine , 19-NOV-14 - 19-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) Travelling Irishness in the Long Nineteenth Century,
Anne O'Connor (2014) La grande partenza: Irish Travel to Italy in the Nineteenth Century. [Conference Paper], Travelling Irishness in the Long Nineteenth Century, University of Limerick , 28-AUG-14 - 29-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014) NEMLA,
Anne O'Connor (2014) Engaging with Language Learning: From Classroom to Community. [Conference Paper], NEMLA, Susquehanna University, Harrisburg, Pennsyvania, USA , 03-APR-14 - 06-APR-14. [Details]
(2014) School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Babel Lectures,
Anne O'Connor (2014) Visiting the Land of the Dead: Italy and Tourism, a difficult history. [Invited Lecture], School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Babel Lectures, Town Hall Theatre, Galway , 28-JAN-14 - 28-JAN-14. [Details]
(2013) Identity and Conflict in Tuscany,
O'Connor Anne (2013) Massimo D’Azeglio: Making Italians through war and historical novels. [Conference Paper], Identity and Conflict in Tuscany, Department of Italian, University College Cork, Ireland , 13-MAY-13 - 13-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) Shared and conflicting values at the inter-faith and cross-confessional interface: the role of language,
Anne O'Connor (2013) Translating the Vatican for Nineteenth-Century Ireland. [Conference Paper], Shared and conflicting values at the inter-faith and cross-confessional interface: the role of language, University of Ulster, Coleraine , 08-NOV-13 - 08-NOV-13. [Details]
(2011) Italian Unification International Workshop,
Anne O'Connor (2011) Garibaldi, Ireland and the Risorgimento. [Invited Paper], Italian Unification International Workshop, Italian Cultural Institute , 10-NOV-11 - 10-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011) Debating the Italian Nation: Historical and Cultural Perspectives International Workshop,
Anne O'Connor (2011) Looking forward, looking back: A perfect cultural past for an ideal united future. [Invited Paper], Debating the Italian Nation: Historical and Cultural Perspectives International Workshop, NUI Galway, Galway , 15-MAY-11 - 15-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011) Britain, Ireland and the Italian Risorgimento, ASMI Conference,,
O'Connor Anne (2011) Irish nationalism and the Risorgimento: An Overview. [Conference Paper], Britain, Ireland and the Italian Risorgimento, ASMI Conference,, Italian Cultural Institute, London , 28-OCT-11 - 28-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011) Literary and Scientific Society, Cork Annual Lecture Series,
O'Connor, A. (2011) From hero to zero: Giuseppe Garibaldi’s difficult Irish relationship. [Keynote Address], Literary and Scientific Society, Cork Annual Lecture Series, Cork , 09-MAR-11 - 09-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011) The Risorgimento and Italian Unification in Global Perspective,
Anne O'Connor (2011) Irish Catholicism and the Italian Risorgimento. [Chaired Session], The Risorgimento and Italian Unification in Global Perspective, John Cabot University, Rome , 14-SEP-11 - 15-SEP-11. [Details]
(2010) Creative Thinking: Re-imagining the University Conference,
Anne O'Connor (2010) Learning to play/playing to learn. [Conference Paper], Creative Thinking: Re-imagining the University Conference, NUI Galway , 08-JUN-10 - 09-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010) Italian Studies in Ireland Conference,
Anne O'Connor (2010) On translating a cardinal. [Conference Paper], Italian Studies in Ireland Conference, NUI Galway , 17-DEC-10 - 17-DEC-10. [Details]
(2010) Dante Day Annual Lecture Società Dante Alighieri,,
Anne O'Connor (2010) The Pope’s Irish Army. [Plenary Lecture], Dante Day Annual Lecture Società Dante Alighieri,, Società Dante Alighieri, Cork , 19-MAY-10 - 19-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010) Italy and its Past, ASMI Conference,
Anne O'Connor (2010) Memory and monuments in nineteenth-century Florence. [Conference Paper], Italy and its Past, ASMI Conference, London , 19-NOV-10 - 20-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010) Languages in Higher Education: Raising the standard for languages Conference, LLAS,
Anne O'Connor (2010) The place of language learning games in third level language learning . [Conference Paper], Languages in Higher Education: Raising the standard for languages Conference, LLAS, London , 09-JUN-10 - 10-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010) Cork Historical and Archaeological Society,
Anne O'Connor (2010) From Muskerry to the Marche: Irish soldiers in Italy in the 19th century. [Invited Lecture], Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, Cork , 10-APR-10 - 10-APR-10. [Details]
(2010) School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Research Seminar,
Anne O'Connor (2010) Introduction to the Anthology of European Romanticism . [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Research Seminar, NUI Galway , 10-MAR-10 - 03-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010) The Role of Death, Burial and the Afterlife in Shaping Human Identity,
Anne O'Connor (2010) Death and Remembrance in nineteenth-century Florence. [Conference Paper], The Role of Death, Burial and the Afterlife in Shaping Human Identity, University College Dublin , 25-SEP-10 - 26-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010) Italian Studies in Ireland Conference,
Anne O'Connor (2010) Italian Studies in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Italian Studies in Ireland Conference, NUI Galway, Galway , 17-DEC-10 - 17-DEC-10. [Details]
(2010) From Mazzini to Garibaldi: The Italian Risorgimento and Irish Nationalism,
Anne O'Connor (2010) Conflict, confusion and controversy: the Italian Risorgimento and the Irish Papal Brigade. [Conference Paper], From Mazzini to Garibaldi: The Italian Risorgimento and Irish Nationalism, Trinity College Dublin, Italian Cultural Institute , 08-JAN-10 - 09-JAN-10. [Details]
(2010) Enhancing the Italian Studies Curriculum: Innovation and Development Conference,
Anne O'Connor (2010) Italian in the community: student engagement and language learning. [Conference Paper], Enhancing the Italian Studies Curriculum: Innovation and Development Conference, University of Manchester , 10-SEP-10 - 10-SEP-10. [Details]
(2009) Campus Engage International Conference: Higher Education and Civic Engagement Partnerships: Create, Challenge, Change,
Anne O'Connor (2009) Teaching and learning in the Community: Service Learning in Italian at NUI Galway. [Poster Presentation], Campus Engage International Conference: Higher Education and Civic Engagement Partnerships: Create, Challenge, Change, Croke Park, Dublin , 04-JUN-09 - 05-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009) Paul Cullen and his World Conference,
Anne O'Connor (2009) The Pope, the prelate, the soldiers and the controversy - Paul Cullen and the Irish Papal Brigade. [Conference Paper], Paul Cullen and his World Conference, Irish College, Rome , 08-OCT-09 - 09-OCT-09. [Details]
(2008) Irish College Rome Annual Lectures,
Anne O'Connor (2008) Nation and Nazione: conflict and misunderstandings between Ireland and Italy 1859-1870. [Invited Lecture], Irish College Rome Annual Lectures, Irish College, Rome , 08-NOV-08 - 08-NOV-08. [Details]
(2007) NAIRTL Annual Conference,
Anne O'Connor (2007) Challenging Assumptions: Student engagement and language learning - a novel approach. [Conference Paper], NAIRTL Annual Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology , 05-MAR-07 - 06-MAR-07. [Details]
(2007) Association for the Study of Modern Italy, Annual Conference,
Anne O'Connor (2007) Conflicting nationalisms: Garibaldi and Ireland in the Nineteenth Century. [Conference Paper], Association for the Study of Modern Italy, Annual Conference, Italian Culture Institute, London , 14-NOV-07 - 15-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007) Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference,
Anne O'Connor (2007) Service Learning in Italian: A new way of teaching and learning. [Conference Paper], Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference, University of Bangor , 02-JUL-07 - 04-JUL-07. [Details]
(2005) Dante Alighieri Society Annual Lecture,
Anne O'Connor (2005) Florence through the eyes of 19th century travellers. [Invited Lecture], Dante Alighieri Society Annual Lecture, Cork , 21-MAY-05 - 21-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005) European Romanticism Symposium,
Anne O'Connor (2005) Italy in the Age of Romanticism. [Conference Paper], European Romanticism Symposium, Budapest , 10-SEP-05 - 12-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005) Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference,
Anne O'Connor (2005) The Siege of Florence: From historical novel to popular imagination. [Conference Paper], Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference, University of Salford , 15-MAY-05 - 17-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005) Modern Languages Conference,
Anne O'Connor (2005) Rituals of Memory: The 1865 Dante Festival. [Conference Paper], Modern Languages Conference, NUI Galway, Galway , 14-MAY-05 - 14-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005) Le mezzogiorno des écrivains européens, Universite St. Etienne,
Anne O'Connor (2005) Views from the fringes: Ireland and the Mezzogiorno in the nineteenth centur. [Invited Lecture], Le mezzogiorno des écrivains européens, Universite St. Etienne, St. Etienne , 12-SEP-05 - 13-SEP-05. [Details]
(2004) Italian Public Lecture Series,
Anne O'Connor (2004) Florence in the 19th century: a virtual tour. [Invited Lecture], Italian Public Lecture Series, NUI Galway, Galway , 05-FEB-04 - 05-FEB-04. [Details]
(2004) La Città e il Libro Conference, Florence,
Anne O'Connor (2004) Living with Death: Inscriptions, orations and monuments. [Invited Lecture], La Città e il Libro Conference, Florence, Florence , 15-MAY-04 - 16-MAY-04. [Details]
(2003) Society for Italian Studies Conference,
Anne O'Connor (2003) Firenze: la terra dei morti?. [Conference Paper], Society for Italian Studies Conference, University College Cork , 27-JUN-03 - 28-JUN-03. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2014) Review of The English Boccaccio: A History in Books.
Anne O'Connor (2014) Review of The English Boccaccio: A History in Books. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2013) Review of 'Public Pantheons in Revolutionary Europe: Comparing Cultures of Remembrance, c.1790-1840'.
Anne O'Connor (2013) Review of 'Public Pantheons in Revolutionary Europe: Comparing Cultures of Remembrance, c.1790-1840'. Book Review [Details]
(2012) Review of 'City and nation in the Italian Unification'.
Anne O'Connor (2012) Review of 'City and nation in the Italian Unification'. Book Review [Details]
(2012) Review of 'Exiles, Émigrés and Intermediaries: Anglo-Italian Cultural Transactions' .
Anne O'Connor (2012) Review of 'Exiles, Émigrés and Intermediaries: Anglo-Italian Cultural Transactions' . Book Review [Details]
(2005) Review of 'Alessandro Manzoni’s ‘The Count of Carmagnola’ and ‘Adelchis’.
Anne O'Connor (2005) Review of 'Alessandro Manzoni’s ‘The Count of Carmagnola’ and ‘Adelchis’. Book Review [Details]

Translation

  Year Publication
(2014) The Italian Correspondence of Cardinal Paul Cullen.
Anne O'Connor (2014) The Italian Correspondence of Cardinal Paul Cullen. Irish Manuscripts Commission: Translation [Details]
(2010) Italian Romanticism - selected texts.
Anne O'Connor (2010) Italian Romanticism - selected texts. London: Translation [Details]
(2006) Cosimo de’ Medici’s travel diary’ in ‘An unexpected visitor: Cosimo de’ Medici’s visit to Cork in 1669’.
Anne O'Connor (2006) Cosimo de’ Medici’s travel diary’ in ‘An unexpected visitor: Cosimo de’ Medici’s visit to Cork in 1669’. Cork: Translation [Details]
(2005) Italian Travel Literature on Cork in As they saw us: Cork through European Eyes.
Anne O'Oonnor (2005) Italian Travel Literature on Cork in As they saw us: Cork through European Eyes. Translation [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 HERA Travel Award Humanities in the European Research Area
2014 THREESIS NUI Galway
2015 Dr. Daisy Ronco Fellowship Gladstone Library
2008 IRCHSS Research Award IRCHSS
2009 NAIRTL Research Award NAIRTL
2007 Royal Irish Academy Exchange Fellowship Royal Irish Academy
2006 Ireland Italy Cultural Exchange Bursary Department of Foreign Affairs
2004 Arts Millennium Grant NUI Galway
2008 James Hardiman Special Research Grant James Hardiman Library
2000 AHRB Postgraduate Fellowship AHRB
1997 Charles S. Singleton Fellowship Johns Hopkins University, USA
1997 Graduate of the Year University College Cork
1997 Robert Peel Memorial Graduate Prize University College Cork
2000 University of Birmingham Doctoral Scholarship University of Birmingham, U.K.
2013 IRC Research Award Irish Research Council
2006 Community Knowledge Initiative Research and Development Award CKI, NUI Galway
2010 Jean-Pierre Barricelli Book Prize International Conference on Romanticism
2007 European Union Language Learning Label Leargas

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
ASMI Member /
MLA Member /
Society for Italian Studies Member /
Youth Academy Member Advisory Committee /
Royal Irish Academy Committee Member - Languages Committee /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Royal Irish Academy Modern Languages Committee Member /
Youth Academy Advisory Board Member /
Teaching and Learning Committee, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Chair /
Graduate Research Committee, Italian Member /
College of Arts Research Committee Member 01-SEP-06 / 30-SEP-09

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Johns Hopkins University Language Assistant 01-SEP-98 / 31-AUG-09
University College Cork, Ireland Language Lecturer 01-SEP-99 / 31-AUG-00
University of Birmingham Assistant Lecturer 01-OCT-00 / 31-AUG-03
NUI Galway, Ireland Lecturer Below the Bar 01-SEP-03 / 30-NOV-07
NUI Galway, Ireland Lecturer Above the Bar 01-DEC-07 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1997 University College Cork, Ireland BACHELOR OF ARTS Italian and History
1999 Johns Hopkins University, USA Masters of Arts Italian
2003 University of Birmingham, UK PhD Death and Memory: Representations of Florence 1807-1865
2009 NUI Galway, Ireland Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2011 NUI Galway, Ireland Postgraduate Diploma Academic Practice

Languages

  Language
English
Italian
French
German
Irish
Spanish

Other Activities

  Description

-        Interviews on national radio station Newstalk on Italian history 

-        Creator and moderator of website: www.languagegames.ie

Teaching Interests

I teach language, literature and culture to all years and at all levels. I have a particular interest in teaching translation and in community-based learning. I developed the first Service Learning Course in the College of Arts in 2007 which was awarded the European Language Label for innovation and creativity. I have completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning at Higher Level (2009) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Academic Practice (2012). I contribute to evening diploma classes and outreach courses run by the universtiy.