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IASIL 2010
"Irish Literatures and Culture: New and Old Knowledges"
Monday 26 July to Friday 30 July 2010
National University of Ireland, Maynooth


The 34th annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL) is coming to NUI Maynooth in 2010.

Organised by An Foras Feasa and the School of English, Media and Theatre Studies.

The theme of the conference is 'Irish Literatures and Culture: New and Old Knowledges'. 

The conference programme will commence with a plenary lecture and opening reception on the evening of Monday, 26 July (registration will commence on Monday afternoon). The conference will close with a final dinner on Friday, 30 th July.

Cultural highlights include a poetry evening at Castletown House, Celbridge (for which there will be limited capacity), the launch of the online Bibliography of Irish Literary Criticism, and a series of screenings organised in collaboration with the Irish Film Archive.

To date, 230 paper proposals have been received; a full conference programme will be posted in early May.

Online registration for the conference and for accommodation will commence in mid April 2010 at

Registration fees (including lunches Tuesday to Friday and the opening reception) will be as follows:


Early Registration (before 31 st May)

Delegate 195 euro (without final conference dinner); 240 (with conference dinner)

Postgraduate/Unwaged 130 euro (without final conference dinner); 175 (with conference dinner)


Late Registration (after 31 st May)

Delegate 205 euro (without final conference dinner); 250 (with conference dinner)

Postgraduate/Unwaged 140 euro (without final conference dinner); 185 (with conference dinner)




Other News

A second and final call for papers has now been issued, with a deadline of 17 March 2010. More details here.

The postgraduate scholarship scheme is now closed.

Call for papers for edited collection


For further information, please contact Professor Margaret Kelleher at



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Priority of access to the conference will always be given to IASIL members in good standing.

Non-members may be admitted from time-to-time, but as IASIL is a private organisation, conference organisers and the Association retain the right to refuse access to conferences to non-members, without explanation.

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