- The representation of the Irish in Canadian imaginative discourse including literature, drama, memoirs, diaries, autobiographies, letters, etc.
- The images of Ireland created in Canada by Irish emigrants and Canadians, and the manner in which various cultural forms – films, theatre, music and dance – are used to depict, adapt and transfer such images
- Co-editor, (with Wolfgang Zack and Jacqueline Hurtley) Literatures in English: Ethnic, Colonial and Cultural Encounters. Tübingen, Germany: Stauffenburg Verlag. At press.
- “Brian Moore: Transforming the Irish Exile Motif in Montreal.” Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, Spring, 2010. At press.
- “Representing the Famine, Writing the Self: Irish Canadian Narratives.” Ed. David Valone. Ireland’s Great Hunger: Relife, Representation and Rembrance. New York: University Press of America, pp. 73-87.
- Co-editor, with Ron Rudin and Rhona Richman Kenneally, special issue of the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, selected papers from the Concordia workshop, “Constructions of National Identity in Ireland and Quebec.”
Co-editor. (with Wolfgang Zach). Literatures in English: Priorities of Research. Tübingen, Germany: Stauffenburg Verlag.
- “Re-Configuring Irish Studies in Canada: Writing Back to the Centre.” Ireland Beyond Boundaries: Mapping Irish Studies in the Twenty-First Century. Eds. Liam Harte and Yvonne Whelan. London: Pluto Press, 2007. pp.28-38.
- Review of A History of Irish Theatre: 1601-2000 by Christopher Morash. English Studies in Canada, Vol. 31, Nos. 2-3, Spring.
- "An International Agency to Promote the Study of Irish Culture,” The Future of Irish Studies: Report of the Irish Forum. Charles University, Prague: Centre for Irish Studies: 107-122.
- “Irish Immigration to Nineteenth-Century Canada: Alternative Narratives.” Proceedings of the Canadian American Research Symposium. Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York, Sept. 2005. Canadian Issues/Thèmes Canadiens (Fall): 38-40.
- Co-editor, with Rhona Richman Kenneally. From ‘English Literature’ to ‘Literatures in English’: International Perspectives: Festschrift in Honour of Wolfgang Zach. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter. Individual essay included.
- “Inscribing Irish Identities in Upper Canada: Patrick Slater’s The Yellow Briar.” Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 31, no. 1: 60-66.
- Review of Sean O’Casey, Writer at Work: A Biography by Christopher Murray. Irish University Review 35, no.1: 211-216.
Michael Kenneally is the inaugural holder of the Research Chair in Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University, Montreal, where he also serves as Interim Principal of the School of Canadian Irish Studies.