Department of English

Bud McGrath

Professor of English, Emeritus
Bud McGrath

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Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., English, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., English, Dartmouth College


F. C. McGrath is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern Maine. His areas of interest include Irish literature and culture, literary theory, and nineteenth and twentieth century British literature. His publications include Brian Friel’s (Post)Colonial Drama: Language, Illusion, and Politics (Syracuse UP, 1999) and The Sensible Spirit: Walter Pater and the Modernist Paradigm (University Press of Florida, 1986) as well as numerous chapters, articles, and conference papers on Irish writers. His third book, Language, Identity, and Nationalism: Ireland's Field Day Theatre Company, is nearing completion. He has served in a number of leadership roles in the English Department and in the College, including department chair and interim dean. He has served on advisory boards for the American Irish Repertory Ensemble (Portland, ME) and for the Repertory Company (Philadelphia, PA).

Research Interests

19th- and 20th-century British literature, Irish literature, theory