Faculty

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Michele Holmgren

Education:
B.A. (Victoria)
M.A. (Queen's-Belfast)
Ph.D. (Western)

Office: EA3114
Phone: 403.440.6789
E-mail: mholmgren@mtroyal.ca

Michele Holmgren received her BA from University of Victoria, her MA in Irish Writing from Queen’s University Belfast, and her PhD from the University of Western Ontario. Her doctoral dissertation was titled “Native Muses and National Poetry: Nineteenth-Century Irish-Canadian Poets.” She has published articles on Canadian and Irish literary nationalism in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, and contributed to the Library Archives Canada website, The Shamrock and Maple Leaf. She taught Irish and Canadian literature at several Canadian universities before teaching writing and literature at Mount Royal.  She is currently the president of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies/ L'Association canadienne d'etudes irelandaises."