IASIL 2004 - IASIL in Ireland

20-23 July 2004


Graduate Fellowship Winners


2004 - literary anniversaries

Galway and Irish Writing

Registration (concluded)

Accommodation (no longer available)

Paper and Panel Proposals (no longer being accepted)



Background to Conference

The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures invites you to attend the 2004 conference at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The conference theme acknowledges the literary anniversaries that occur in 2004, while also exploring the present state of Irish writing, and looking to the future, perhaps including the new media which are expanding the range of literary creativity.

The Conference activities will take place on the campus of the university, which is situated on the banks of the River Corrib, close to the city centre.

Accommodation choices will include student apartments in Corrib village, and a range of local hotels.

There will be an opportunity to explore the city and countryside during the conference. Attractions nearby include Connemara, the Aran Islands, and the Cliffs of Moher. Thoor Ballylee (Yeat's Tower) is a short drive from the city, as is Coole Park, home of Lady Gregory. And Galway City contains many attractions, from Druid Theatre to the house of Nora Barnacle.

An optional post-conference weekend trip to County Clare will be available. The conference will coincide with the Galway Arts Festival, and will conclude shortly before Galway’s famous Race Week.

The conference will comprise panels of papers, keynote lectures by Kevin Barry, Margaret Kelleher, Christopher Murray and Antoinette Quinn, readings, public debates, and screenings. Full details will appear here shortly.

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IASIL 2004 is hosted by The National University of Ireland, Galway


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