Museum of Literature, Ireland (MoLI): Upcoming events for 2020 including Kate O’Brien installation.

As a new year begins and thoughts turn to travels, do plan to include a visit to the newly opened Museum of Literature Ireland  (https://moli.ie/) in your future Dublin plans. The museum is a collaboration between the National Library of Ireland and University College Dublin, and is located in Newman House 85-86 St Stephen’s Green, the student home of James Joyce,

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Postgrad Scholarships for IASIL 2020 Conference, Lodz, Poland. Deadline: 18th January, 2020

IASIL is pleased to invite applications for a Postgraduate Scholarship to attend the association’s conference, ‘Creative Borders’, at the University of Lodz, Poland, 20-24th July 2020. The Scholarship will contribute to travel (as detailed in the Notes), 5 nights student accommodation, registration fee and the conference dinner. Applications, and referee’s form, must both be received by 18th January 2020 and

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CfP: ‘Translation, Rewriting and Adaptation’ for The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS); proposal deadline: 15 January 2020.

Call for Papers Translation, Rewriting and Adaptation The international journal, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) solicits papers on “Translation, Rewriting and Adaptation” for a special issue in 2021. HJEAS is available world-wide on ProQuest and archived on JSTOR. Scholarly essays are welcome on a wide range of related topics, such as novels adapted to film, drama productions

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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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