Important Notice re: IASIL Conference, Lodz 2020 and Covid-19 Travel Plans & Contingency

Dear Conference Participants, First of all let us thank you again for submitting your paper proposals for 2020 IASIL conference in Lodz. We are very happy to be behind its organization and are really looking forward to July. We would like to make an announcement regarding the current situation with the global pandemic of Coronavirus – Covid-19. Under the circumstances

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New Book: Fine Meshwork: Philip Roth, Edna O’Brien, and Jewish-Irish Literature by Dan O’Brien. Syracuse University Press

Fine Meshwork: Philip Roth, Edna O’Brien, and Jewish-Irish Literature by Dan O’Brien In a 1984 interview with longtime friend Edna O’Brien, Philip Roth describes her writing as “a piece of fine meshwork, a net of perfectly observed sensuous details that enables you to contain all the longing and pain and remorse that surge through the fiction.” The phrase “fine meshwork”

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New Book: Silence and Articulacy in the Poetry of Medbh McGuckian by Maureen Ruprecht Fadem.

Silence and Articulacy in the Poetry of Medbh McGuckian is an innovative contribution to the scholarship on Belfast poet, Medbh McGuckian. This book considers the entire oeuvre of this globally respected Irish woman writer, a member of the contemporary avant-garde with now fifteen (U.S. published) volumes and numerous individual publications. The author positions McGuckian’s oeuvre as political and historical poetry

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New Essay Collection: Women in the Irish Film Industry: Stories and storytellers edited by Susan Liddy, Cork University Press

Women in Irish Film: Stories and Storytellers is an interdisciplinary collection that critically explores the contribution of women to the Irish film industry as creators of culture – screenwriters, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, animators, film festival programmers and educators. This book will explore the experiences and reflections of Irish women practitioners and, across a range of chapters, will situate them

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CfP: Terence MacSwiney, Cork Men’s Gaol, and the Political Hunger Strike, 1920-2020. 9-10 October, 2020 University College Cork

2020 marks the centenary of the hunger strike of Irish republicans in Brixton Prison and Cork Men’s Gaol.  The hunger strike tactic had been deployed prior to 1920, but the Cork/Brixton strike was distinctive for its length (three months) and the ultimate deaths of Cork Lord Mayor Terence MacSwiney, Joe Murphy and Michael Fitzgerald.  Drawing intense public interest, the strike

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Call for Essay Proposals: In Extremis: The Limits Of Life, Death and Consciousness in the Long Nineteenth. D/Line: 30 April

IN EXTREMIS: THE LIMITS OF LIFE, DEATH AND CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE LONG NINETEENTH PROPOSALS OF 500 WORDS (PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE A SHORT BIO) DUE: APRIL 30 2020 (NOTIFICATION BY JUNE) FINAL ESSAYS OF 7,000-10,000 W0RDS DUE: OCTOBER 31  Proposals should be emailed to Lucy Cogan and Michelle O’Connell at inextremisconference@gmail.com Building on the exciting interdisciplinary conference held in January 2020 at

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“Earlybird” discount expires 28 Feb for “BORDERS and BORDERLANDS” 20-24 May by the DURRELL LIBRARY OF CORFU

BORDERS & BORDERLANDS “Earlybird” discount expires 28 February If you are thinking of enrolling for the symposium “BORDERS and BORDERLANDS” 20-24 May by the DURRELL LIBRARY OF CORFU at the SOLOMOS MUSEUM (by kind permission of the Society of Corfiot Studies)we draw your attention to the “earlybird” discount of 175 euros available until 28 February. (The price after 28 February

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CfP: Gate Theatre Research Network (GTRN) Conference: Theatre Languages / Languages of the Stage: Marginality, Culture and Performance in Contemporary Europe, NUI Galway, 8-9 June, 2020

Theatre Languages / Languages of the Stage:  Marginality, Culture and Performance in Contemporary Europe Gate Theatre Research Network (GTRN) Conference Hosted by Drama and Theatre Studies,  NUI Galway, Ireland 8-9 June, 2020 Call for papers www.ru.nl/gatetheatre The conference of the GTRN seeks to contextualise the history and impact of Ireland’s Gate Theatre by exploring how theatre speaks differently to audiences

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Staging the Incarcerated Female Body: Records and Representations. Feminist Storytelling Network, NUI Galway. Thursday 19 March 2020 The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane

Sponsored by: NUI Galway College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies Research Support Scheme, Drama and Theatre Studies, Gender ARC Registration: Tickets (free) available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/staging-the-incarcerated-female-body-records-and-representations-tickets-92338526017 For queries, please email Dr Miriam Haughton: ‘miriam.haughton@nuigalway.ie’. For information on upcoming or past FSN events, please check the website and social media: feministstorytelling.ie, @feministstories    Overview This symposium considers official records

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CfP: The School of English, Dublin City University: A symposium on ‘Literature and the Media: Crossings’ Saturday, April 18, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS The School of English, Dublin City University A symposium on ‘Literature and the Media: Crossings’ Saturday, April 18, 2020 Keynote speakers:     Sinéad Crowley (RTE)Madeleine Keane (Sunday Independent)Professor Billy Clark (Northumbria University) This symposium examines the relationship between the writer and the media in an international context. It explores how writers engage with public platforms, often establishing

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