REMINDER: AFIS Call for Papers Deadline 31 December

Call for Papers 13th AFIS Conference Université de Lille (24-25 May, 2019) Theme: Margins and Marginalities in France and/or Ireland French and Irish societies have been characterised in recent times by major upheavals wrought by the threat of terrorism, the collapse of economic and social structures, mass migration, the diminished role of organised religion, the ghettoization of minorities, increased homelessness

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New Publication: Northern Ireland and the Politics of Boredom

George Legg, Northern Ireland and the Politics of Boredom: Conflict, Capital and Culture (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018). Further details here: http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526128867/  This book provides a new interpretation of the Northern Irish Troubles. From internment to urban planning, the hunger strikes to post-conflict tourism, it asserts that concepts of capitalism have been consistently deployed to alleviate and exacerbate violence in the North. Through

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New Publication – Rebellious Ferment: A Dublin Musical Memoir and Diary

By Brian Boydell and Edited by Barra Boydell   Brian Boydell (1917 – 2000) was a leading figure in Irish musical life. Composer, performer, broadcaster, agitator for music, musicologist, and Professor of Music at Trinity College Dublin, he profoundly influenced the development of music and music education in Ireland. In his later years he wrote his memoirs focusing in particular

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New Publication: Theatre of Thomas Kilroy: No Absolutes

José Lanters Cork University Press Thomas Kilroy, Ireland’s leading intellectual playwright, has, over the span of a fifty-year career, consistently resisted fixed categories and boundaries in both his stagecraft and the themes of his plays. In a close consideration of ten of his major works for the stage, and drawing extensively on archival materials, Lanters explores how Kilroy has challenged

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Prof Munira H. Mutran receives the Presidential Distinguished Service Award

                Prof Laura Izarra, on behalf of Brazilian Association of Irish Studies (ABEI), has sent the following wonderful news: “It is an honor to announce that Prof. Munira Hamud Mutran has received today the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, from His Excellency Michael D. Higgins. The ceremony celebrates Prof. Mutran’s achievements in the field

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Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature: CFP deadline 7 December

Conference call for papers: Radical Young People’s Literature and Culture  The Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature  Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March 2019  Marino Institute of Education, Dublin 9, Ireland  Keynote address: Professor Kimberley Reynolds It is now over ten years since Kimberley Reynolds highlighted the importance of radical dimensions of children’s literature in her book, Radical Children’s Literature: Future

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Call for Applications: European Joint Doctorate MOVES

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS European Joint Doctorate (EJD) MOVES Migration and Modernity: Historical and Cultural Challenges MOVES is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. EJD MOVES has been designed to provide an understanding of the historical, cultural and social roots of migration as a necessary prerequisite for

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