Charles Fanning

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Charles F. Fanning, Jr. is an American historian, and Irish American academic.


He grew up in Norwood, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1964, with a master's in 1966, and from the University of Pennsylvania with a master's and doctoral degrees, in 1968 and 1972. He taught at Bridgewater State College, and at Southern Illinois University Carbondale from 1993 to 2007.[1][2] He and his wife, Frances, live in Carbondale, Illinois.[3] They have two children, Stephen, born in 1982 and Ellen, born in 1984.

A Medal and Lecture in Irish Studies are named for him.[4]



  • Finley Peter Dunne and Mr. Dooley: The Chicago Years. University Press of Kentucky. 1978. ISBN 978-0-8131-1365-4. (reprint 2008 ISBN 978-1-59740-420-4)
  • The woman of the house: some themes in Irish-American fiction. Irish Studies Program, Northeastern University. 1985.
  • Charles Fanning (1990). The Irish voice in America: 250 years of Irish-American fiction. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-1721-8. (second edition 2000 ISBN 978-0-8131-0970-1 )
  • Mapping Norwood: An Irish-American Memoir. University of Massachusetts Press. 2010. ISBN 978-1-55849-810-5.


  • James T. Farrell (2008). Charles Fanning, ed. The Face of Time. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-03310-0.
  • James T. Farrell (2008). Charles Fanning, ed. Father and Son. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-07495-0.
  • James T. Farrell (2008). Charles Fanning, ed. My Days of Anger. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-03270-7.
  • James T. Farrell (2007). Charles Fanning, ed. No Star Is Lost. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-07422-6.
  • James Thomas Farrell (2007). Charles Fanning, ed. A world I never made. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-07423-3.
  • John V. Kelleher (2002). Charles Fanning, ed. Selected writings of John V. Kelleher on Ireland and Irish America. SIU Press. ISBN 978-0-8093-2482-8.
  • Charles Fanning, ed. (2000). New perspectives on the Irish diaspora. SIU Press. ISBN 978-0-8093-2344-9.
  • James Thomas Farrell (1998). Charles Fanning, ed. Chicago Stories. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-01981-4.
  • Charles Fanning, ed. (1987). The Exiles of Erin: nineteenth-century Irish-American fiction. University of Notre Dame Press. ISBN 978-0-268-00919-9.
  • Finley Peter Dunne (1987). Charles Fanning, ed. Mr. Dooley and the Chicago Irish: the autobiography of a nineteenth-century ethnic group. Catholic University of America Press. ISBN 978-0-8132-0650-9.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
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External links

  • "IRISH VOICES", Perspectives, Spring 2004

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