Open Call for 2018 Maria Helena Kopschitz and Gus Martin Memorial Postgraduate Scholarships

UCD Foundation is delighted to announce the continued support of the Maria Helena Kopschitz and Gus Martin Memorial Postgraduate Scholarships in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama.

 

Maria Helena Kopschitz was Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Fluminense Federal University, in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Professor Kopschitz retained strong links with Ireland throughout her career. She served as Vice-President of the Brazilian Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (ABEI). She was a highly accomplished and sensitive translator, her legacy of translation including a myriad of poems, plays and short stories. This scholarship will strengthen the long tradition of cultural links between Ireland and Brazil by supporting Brazilian students to further their education in Anglo-Irish literature.

 

The Maria Helena Kopschitz Scholarship in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama was established in 2014 and honours the pioneering contribution to Irish studies in Brazil made by Professor Maria Helena Kopschitz. This scholarship is sponsored by a generous donor and will provide full tuition (international fee) and accommodation costs to a Brazilian student to pursue the UCD MA in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama. For information on how to apply for the 2018 UCD Maria Helena Kopschitz Scholarship, download this pdf.

 

Professor Gus Martin was a respected figure nationally and internationally in academia, the study of Irish literature and politics; he served as a member of Seanad Éireann (1973-1981) and was Chairman of the Board of the Abbey Theatre (1985). In 1964 he joined the English department of UCD as a lecturer specialising in Anglo-Irish literature and was subsequently involved with the redrawing of the schools’ English literature curriculum as a founder member of the Association for Teachers of English (ATE). During this period, he edited the text books Exploring English (1 and 3) and Soundings. In 1973, he competed his doctoral thesis on James Stephens. In 1979, he succeeded Roger McHugh as Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature.

 

The Gus Martin Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama was established in 2015 and honours the contribution and legacy to Irish literary studies of the late Professor Augustine Martin, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama (1979-1995). This scholarship is sponsored by a generous donor and will provide full tuition (international fee) to a graduate of a North American college/university to pursue the UCD MA in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, a unique educational and cultural experience that will be invaluable to the scholar’s future life and career. For information on how to apply for the 2018 UCD Gus Martin Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship, download this pdf.