Barry McCrea

Mccrea Profile

Professor of English
Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies
Concurrent Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Concurrent Professor of Irish Language and Literature

Specialty: Modernism; modern European, Irish, and Latin American literature; narrative; sexuality and the novel

Degrees: PhD, Princeton

Barry McCrea is a novelist and scholar of modern European, Latin American, and Irish literature. He most recent book is Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe (Yale University Press, 2015), which won the American Comparative Literature Association’s René Wellek prize for the best book of 2016. He is the author of The First Verse, a novel, winner of a number of awards including the 2006 Ferro-Grumley prize for fiction and a Barnes and Noble "Discover" prize, and of In the Company of Strangers: Narrative and Family in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce and Proust (Columbia University Press, 2011), which won the Yale Heyman Prize for scholarship in the humanities.Professor McCrea holds has a BA in Romance languages from Trinity College Dublin, and a PhD in comparative literature from Princeton. Before joining Notre Dame, he taught comparative literature at Yale University, where he was appointed full professor in 2012. Professor McCrea teaches fall semesters in the Rome and Dublin Global Gateways and spring semesters on campus.


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(574) 631-6120

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Department of English
233 Decio Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556