New Essay Collection: Protestant and Irish: The minority’s search for place in independent Ireland. Eds Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne

In 1989 Edna Longley remarked that if Catholics were born Irish, Protestants had to ‘work their passage to Irishness’.  With eighteen essays by scholars with individual perspectives on Irish Protestant history, this book explores a number of those passages.  Some were dead ends.  Some led nowhere in particular.  But others allowed southern Irish Protestants – those living in the Irish

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First Edition Kate O’Brien Award: from The Aula María Zambrano de Estudios Transatlánticos de la Universidad de Málaga (AMZET).

The Aula María Zambrano de Estudios Transatlánticos de la Universidad de Málaga (AMZET), in its commitment to promoting relations between Spain and Ireland, has created the Kate O’Brien research prize focusing on these relations between the two countries with a subject devoted to literature and/or women and gender perspective. Professors, students and researchers from all over the world will be

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Fail Better: presented by Poet in the City. 17th February, 7.30pm.

‘to be an artist is to fail, as no other dare fail’ Writing in a time of global change and at the intersection of literary modernism and postmodernism, Samuel Beckett’s work was preoccupied with the failure of language to express the human condition. Resolved to finding a way for language to ‘fail better’, Beckett’s writing ripped up convention and created

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New Book: Irish Liberty, British Democracy: the third Irish Home Rule crisis, 1909-14 by James Doherty.

The crisis over the third Irish Home Rule Bill of 1913-14 is remembered as a dramatic political controversy that brought Ireland to the brink of civil war.  It remains an intriguing episode for students of history, not least because the unexpected outbreak of the First World War left its denouement permanently in suspense. James Doherty demonstrates that the leadership of

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Book Launch Shakespeare’s Body Language: Shaming Gestures and Gender Politics on the Renaissance Stage by Dr Miranda Thomas; with guest lecture by Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity, 3rd December, 5pm

You are warmly invited to attend a special event at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at 5pm. Dr Farah Karim-Cooper (Head of Higher Education and Research, Shakespeare’s Globe, UK) will be giving a talk as part of the Whitfield Visiting Lecture Series, with a lecture entitled ‘Racialising Mortality in Early Visual Culture and

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Launch: Digital Exhibition ‘The Poetics of Print: The Private Press Tradition & Irish Poetry’. 6pm 26th November 2019 Neil Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub

You are cordially invited to the launch of the digital exhibition The Poetics of Print: The Private Press Tradition & Irish Poetry 6pm 26th November 2019 Neil Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub Dr Conor Linnie & Professor Eve Patten, School of English, Trinity College Dublin Special guest Dr Linda King, Department of Design & Visual Arts,Dún Laoghaire Institute of

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Publication Announcement: Two new series on Irish women’s writing from EER Press and the Irish Women’s Writing Network.

EER Press and the Irish Women’s Writing Network are delighted to announce two new series on Irish women’s writing. Titles will reflect the current wealth of innovative critical, biographical, archival, and historical research on writing by Irish women from 1800 onward, considering both under-examined writers and fresh approaches to more familiar bodies of work. Key Irish Women Writers offers critical

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CfP: 6th EFACIS PhD seminar in Irish Studies Leuven, Belgium. 31 August – 4 September 2020. Deadline: 30 January, 2020.

This is the 6th PhD seminar organized by the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies in collaboration with EFACIS and the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe. The aim is to give PhD students in Irish Studies from different European countries the opportunity – to present their research in a congenial, interdisciplinary environment, – to receive feedback and advice from established

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New Publication: Justice Daniel Cohalan 1865-1946: American Patriot and Irish-American Nationalist by Michael Doorley

Justice Daniel Cohalan 1865-1946: American patriot and Irish-American nationalist  By Michael Doorley Justice Daniel Cohalan, or the ‘Judge’ as he became known, is best remembered today for his tempestuous relationship with Irish nationalist leader Éamon de Valera during the latter’s visit to the United States in 1919–20. Cohalan deserves more attention than this and the story of his life as

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Special Symposium: Celebrating Siobhán McKenna. O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway. November 15th, 2019, 9.45-16.15

Celebrating Siobhán McKenna Symposium O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway. November 15th, 2019  9.45-16.15 Following on from the official launch of the Siobhán McKenna Archives at NUI Galway this symposium includes: ‘Women Theatre-makers Now!’ A panel discussion on the position of women theatre-makers four years after the Waking the Feminists campaign was started to advocate for equality for women

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