Síobhra Aiken
20162022

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Thosaigh Síobhra Aiken i Roinn na Gaeilge agus an Léinn Cheiltigh in Aibreán 2021. Bhain sí amach BA sa Léann Eorpach i gColáiste na Tríonóide agus MA sa Léann Éireannach in Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh; tá Dioplóma Iarchéime san Aistriúchán agus san Eagarthóireacht aici ó Ollscoil Mhá Nuad freisin. Bronnadh scoláireacht Fulbright uirthi i 2013 agus chaith sí bliain ag teagasc na Gaeilge i gColáiste Elms i Springfield, Massachusetts.

Bhain sí PhD amach sa bhliain 2020 ó Ionad an Léinn Éireannaigh, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh. Bhronn An Chomhdháil Mheiriceánach do Léann na hÉireann gradam uirthi, Duais Adele Dalsimer, don tráchtas dochtúireachta is fearr sa bhliain 2021.

Tá réimse leathan spéiseanna taighde aici: nuafhilíocht na Gaeilge; litríocht na Gaeilge sa bhfichiú haois; Athbheochan na Gaeilge i Meiriceá; an ‘tráma’ agus an imirce le linn réabhlóid na hÉireann; staidéir chomparáideacha idir cogadha cathartha na hÉireann agus cogadh cathartha na Spáinne; filíocht Mháirtín Uí Dhireáin.

Tá go leor aistí agus alt piarmheasúnaithe foilsithe aici. Tá dhá leabhar curtha in eagar aici: The Men Will Talk to Me: Ernie O'Malley's Interviews with the Northern Divisions (2018) agus An Chuid Eile Díom Féin: Aistí le Máirtín Ó Direáin (2018); bhain an dara ceann acu sin Duais Phelan Conan amach sa bhliain 2020.

Foilseoidh Irish Academic Press a céad mhonagraf, Spiritual Wounds: Trauma, Testimony and the Irish Civil War, in 2022. 
 

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Síobhra Aiken joined the Department of Irish and Celtic Studies in April 2021. She holds a BA in European Studies from Trinity College and an MA in Irish Studies from the National University of Ireland, Galway; she also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Irish-language Translation and Editing from Maynooth University. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2013 and spent a year teaching and researching at Elms College in Springfield, Massachusetts.

She graduated with a PhD in 2020 from the Centre for Irish Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway. Her doctoral dissertation was awarded the Adele Dalsimer Prize by the American Conference for Irish Studies in 2021.

Her research interests include: modernist Irish-language poetry; twentieth-century Irish-language literature; the Gaelic Revival in the United States; 'trauma' and emigration during the Irish Revolution (1916–23); fictionalised testimony by veterans of the Irish Revolution; comparative studies of the Irish and Spanish Civil Wars.

Her publications include two edited books, two edited journals as guest
editor, an exhibition, a number of peer-reviewed articles and chapters and numerous journalistic articles. She has edited two books: The Men Will Talk to Me: Ernie O'Malley's Interviews with the Northern Divisions (2018) and An Chuid Eile Díom Féin: Aistí le Máirtín Ó Direáin (2018); the latter won the Phelan Conan Award in 2020. She has also contributed to a variety of television documentaries and radio programmes.

Her first monograph, Spiritual Wounds: Trauma, Testimony and the Irish Civil War, is forthcoming from Irish Academic Press in early 2022. She is also completing a study of the Gaelic poet, Pádraig Ó hÉigeartaigh (1871–1936), of Springfield, Massachusetts (Cló Léann na Gaeilge).

 

Teaching

I currently convene and teach the following modules:

  • An Introduction to Modern Irish Literature (Level 1)
  • Scéal na hImirce (The migrant experience) (Level 3)
  • CEL1101 Gaeilge 1

I also contribute to the following modules:

  • CEL2101 Gaeilge 2
  • CEL3028 Miontráchtas taighde (Minor dissertation module)
  • CEL3101 (Léann an aistriúcháin, translation studies)
  • MML700 (Research in Modern Languages)

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  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

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