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Pádraic Whyte

Award: Fulbright Irish Scholar Award

Institution: Trinity College Dublin

Year: 2023

PA¡draic Whyte is associate professor of English and Director of Research at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. He is a director of the M.Phil programme in Childrena€™s Literature and is co-editor of ‘Childrena€™s Literature Collections: Approaches to Research’ which won the International Research Society for Children’s Literature Edited Book Award, 2019. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Ark, a cultural centre for children. As a Fulbright Scholar, he will explore the relationship between Ireland and Hawaia€™i in terms of storytelling, islands, and identities in childrena€™s literature. He will travel to Hawaia€™i to mark the centenary of the publication of Padraic Columa€™s collection of Hawaiian myths ‘At the Gateways of the Day’ a€“ which was the result of an invitation from the Hawaiian Legislature to visit the islands and write up Hawaiian myths and legends as stories for younger readers a€“ and examine the complexities of Columa€™s rewritings.