The Johnson Chair in Québec and Canadian Irish Studies, funded by the Canadian Irish Studies Foundation, Dr. Jane G. V. McGaughey, Associate Professor of Irish Diaspora Studies at Concordia University’s School of Irish Studies is launching a new #IrishStudies podcast. With the aim of sharing her research to a broad audience beyond students and academics, Dr. McGaughey will be launching the» Read more
New Book: The New Irish Studies, edited by Paige Reynolds (Cambridge UP, 2020). The New Irish Studies demonstrates how diverse critical approaches enable a richer understanding of contemporary Irish writing and culture. The early decades of the twenty-first century in Ireland and Northern Ireland have seen an astonishing rate of change, one that reflects the common understanding of the contemporary» Read more
Online Talk: “𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗹𝗲𝘀: 𝗜𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻’𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹 𝗥𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝟭𝟵𝟲𝟬𝘀-𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟬𝘀” 𝗯𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻. Hosted by CUNY.
“𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗹𝗲𝘀: 𝗜𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻’𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹 𝗥𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝟭𝟵𝟲𝟬𝘀-𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟬𝘀” 𝗯𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻 In this talk, 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻 explores women’s contributions to the anti-colonial civil rights movements during the Troubles in the Six Counties of Ireland from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. They connect the work of Irish women leaders and writers by examining their» Read more
MoLI launches: Past/Present/Pride – a series 0f conversations celebrating UCD’s LGBTI+ literary alumni. First conversation with Emma Donoghue
MoLI is delighted to launch Past/Present/Pride, a series of conversations that will remember and celebrate UCD’s LGBTI+ literary alumni. Hosted by psychologist Dr Paul D’Alton, Past/Present/Pride will reflect on the work of writers associated with UCD across the decades – decades that have witnessed significant social change for members of the LGBTI+ communities in Ireland & beyond. Past/Present/Pride is a» Read more
Reboot Live 2020: 18 writers; 18 new Irish plays. AC productions join with The Lock Inn to stage Reboot Live, a three week theatre festival from August 26th
AC productions join with The Lock Inn to stage Reboot Live, a three week theatre festival from August 26th Featuring 50 artists – 18 writers produce 18 especially commissioned new plays Participants include….Deirdre Kinehan, Ciara Elizabeth Smyth, Michael Patrick, Gary Duggan, Rodrigo Ternevoy, Noni Stapleton, Rose Henderson, Maeve Fitzgerald and many more. Performed in front of a socially distanced audience» Read more
Online Launch Event: “Narrative 4” – author Colum McCann, Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan in conversation about Apeirogon; McCann’s latest Novel
Dear Irish Studies Colleagues and Friends, I want to make you aware of a wonderful free event you can participate in virtually next week. You may have heard of Colum McCann’s most recent novel Apeirogon because it has been getting lots of press. Set in Israel & Palestine, based on real characters from across the divide who suffer loss but» Read more
Webinar hosted by the Dept of Foreign Affairs: ‘How the Irish in America lived: Experiences of diverse groups of Irish Americans throughout history’. Guest Speakers: Ms. Síobhra Aiken, Dr. Tim Meagher & Dr. Cormac O’Brien. Wednesday 24th June at 13:00-14:00 on Zoom.
THE IRISH AMERICA SERIES How the Irish in America lived: Experiences of diverse groups of Irish Americans throughout history Guest Speakers: Ms. Síobhra Aiken, Dr. Tim Meagher & Dr. Cormac O’Brien This event, which will be moderated by Fergal Mythen, Director General of DFAT’s Ireland, UK & Americas Division, will feature a panel of Fulbright scholars and awardees who will» Read more
live event: “Teaching Joyce in Secondary Classrooms: A Bloomsday Q&A Session with Dylan Emerick-Brown” hosted by Museum of Childhood Ireland Project’s Education Department.
#BLOOMSDAY 2020 Join us at 7pm GMT (2pm EST) on Bloomsday for our live event, “Teaching Joyce in Secondary Classrooms: A Bloomsday Q&A Session with Dylan Emerick-Brown,” moderated by Dr Matthew Fogarty of the Museum of Childhood Ireland Project’s Education Department. Dylan Emerick-Brown is the English Department Chair at Deltona High School in Florida, where he has taught Joyce’s literature» Read more
FISHAMBLE to stream acclaimed production INSIDE THE GPO in a special Easter streaming event; 7pm Sunday 12 April til 10pm Monday 13 April. Pre show talk will be streamed at 6pm Sunday 12 April.
FISHAMBLE will stream their critically acclaimed productionINSIDE THE GPO in a special Easter streaming event Filmed archive performance of this exceptional piece of theatre will be available to view from 7pm this Sunday 12 April til 10pm Monday 13 April. Pre show talk will be streamed at 6pm Sunday 12 April Olivier award winning Fishamble: The New Play Company renowned» Read more
On Sunday 4th August at 8.30 am on RTE Radio 1 John Bowman will be devoting his radio programme to Brendan Behan in celebration of the Reading Brendan Behan book. https://www.rte.ie/radio1/bowman-sunday-830/» Read more