Interdisciplinary Conference, Maynooth University, 15 September 2018

The interdisciplinary conference SPACE, PLACE, OBLIGATION, which will interrogate the relationship between artist practice and Irish identity/residency, will take place at Maynooth University on 15th September 2018.   Speakers include plenaries Garrett Carr (Queen’s University Belfast) and Catherine Morris (NUI Galway), artists and sculptors, Laura Fitzgerald, Katie Watchorn, Paul Gaffney, Mollie King, and Kerry Guinan, sound artist Seán Ó Dálaigh, dramatist Kate Heffernan, filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi, and writers Selina Guinnessand Nathan O’Donnell.   Information, and tickets,

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Burns Scholar, Boston College: Applications Invited.

BURNS VISITING SCHOLAR AT BOSTON COLLEGE Boston College is seeking candidates for the position of Burns Visiting Scholar. This appointment in Irish studies is open to creative writers and well-published academics, and may be held for one semester or for a whole academic year.  Applications are sought for fall and winter/spring semesters in the academic years 2020-21 and 2021-22. For

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Conference Annoucement: “Towards Transitional Justice: Recognition, Truth-telling, and Institutional Abuse in Ireland”

Save the Date: “Towards Transitional Justice: Recognition, Truth-telling, and Institutional Abuse in Ireland,” a conference at Boston College, 1-2 November 2018 This conference will consider the international best practice for responding to historical abuse by presenting case studies of the Irish State’s response to abuse in industrial and reformatory schools, Magdalene Laundries, Mother and Baby Homes, and related institutions. Human

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Call for Papers: Studi irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies

Studi irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies, issue n°9, 2019   http://www.fupress.net/index.php/bsfm-sijis   Whose homelands?   Facts, fictions and questions of the Irish diaspora   Guest editor, Loredana Salis (Università di Sassari)   With over 70 million living outside the island of Ireland, the Irish are today one of the largest diaspora communities in the world. Their influence on contemporary

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New Publication: A History of Modern Irish Women’s Literature

A History of Modern Irish Women’s Literature Edited by Heather Ingman and Clíona Ó Gallchoir Cambridge University Press   This book offers the first comprehensive survey of writing by women in Ireland from the seventeenth century to the present day. It covers literature in all genres, including poetry, drama, and fiction, as well as life-writing and unpublished writing, and addresses

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CFP Reminder: Irish Women’s Writing at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Call for Papers – REMINDER: July 31st deadline for 500-word abstracts Irish Women’s Writing at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Alternative Histories, New Narratives Co-editors: Kathryn Laing and Sinéad Mooney This will be one of the first publications to inaugurate a new major Irish Studies Series: EER Publishers Studies in Irish Literature, Cinema and Culture General Editor: Pilar Villar

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Eamon Cleary Chair in Irish Studies: Applications Invited

CENTRE FOR IRISH AND SCOTTISH STUDIES DIVISION OF HUMANITIES The University of Otago invites applications for the Eamon Cleary Chair in Irish Studies. This Chair reflects Otago’s commitment to supporting research and teaching that will illuminate the development of Irish culture and the significance of Ireland in national, regional and global contexts, including the important connections between Ireland and New

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New Publication: Irish Questions and Jewish Questions

Irish Questions and Jewish Questions: Crossovers in Culture Edited by Aidan Beatty and Dan O’Brien Hardcover $65.00 Paper $34.95 Ebook To order: http://syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu/fall-2018/irish-questions.html “Beatty’s and O’Brien’s comprehensive collection corrects and amplifies our understanding of the historically significant relationship between the Irish and Jews, one that has been largely governed by the linking analogy of the title, but, as these critics show,

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