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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CfP: Durrell Library of Corfu: Borders and Borderlands. Corfu, Greece, 20-24 May 2020. Proposal deadline: 20th January 2020.

The Durrell Library of Corfuinvites submissions on the themes of IDENTITY – MEANING – INCLUSION – EXCLUSION – DIFFERENCE The vulnerability, mutability and even the existence of borders in politics, cultural identity, cybernetics, psychology and linguistics are increasingly under scrutiny. This symposium will convene experts in these fields on an island in the Balkans on the cusp of many histories,

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CfP: Radicalism & Reform, 41st Annual Conference, Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, Rochester, New York. March 18-22, 2020. Extended Deadline: October 14, 2019

Inspired by the history of radicalism and reform in Rochester, New York, the NCSA committee invites proposals exploring the radical possibilities of the nineteenth-century world. From the aftershocks of the French and American revolutions to mutinies and rebellion in colonies across the globe, the nineteenth century was a period of both unrest and possibility. Abolition, suffrage, and reform movements reshaped

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CfP: No Country for Old Men? Ageing Masculinities in Irish Life & Culture. NUI Galway, June 3-4th 2020. Proposal Deadline: 15th November 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS No Country for Old Men? Ageing Masculinities in Irish Life & Culture NUI Galway,June 3-4th 2020 Proposal Deadline: 15th November 2019 Over the next decade, WB Yeats’ reflections on Ireland as a setting for ageing and ageism will assume a fresh resonance a century after he published “Sailing to Byzantium”. According to a recent Irish government report:

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CfP In Extremis: The Limits of Life, Death and Consciousness in the Long Nineteenth Century. University College Dublin, 10-11 January 2020

Keynote Speaker: Professor Angela Wright This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the ways in which the fundamental understanding of embodied human life and consciousness was challenged by developments in science and medicine in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Spurred on by public experiments and mass casualties resulting from war, famine, disease, poverty and oppression, natural philosophers, poets and novelists, spiritualists

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CfP: Glorious Outsiders: Queer Pasts and Futures in Irish Performance NUI Galway, 14-15 April 2020

Call for Papers: Glorious Outsiders: Queer Pasts and Futures in Irish Performance National University of Ireland, Galway O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance 14-15 April 2020 Keynote Speakers:Dr Fintan Walsh (Birkbeck, University of London) Prof. Hélène Lecossois (University of Lille) Dr Cormac O’Brien (University College Dublin) Irish theatre has a particularly rich relationship with queerness, a performance culture brimful

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CfP: SOFEIR (Societe Française d’Etudes Irlandaises) Annual Conference, March 13-14, 2020, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne March 13-14,2020.

Key-note speakers : Claude Fierobe, Professeur, Université de Reims  (De Melmoth à Dracula, la littérature fantastique irlandaise au XIXe siècle (2000), L’Irlande fantastique (recueil de nouvelles, 2004), Les Ombres du fantastique. Fictions d’Irlande,2016. Christina Morin, Professor, University of Limerick, (Charles Robert Maturin and the Haunting of Irish Romantic Fiction, The Gothic Novel in Ireland, c.1760-1829) Paul Lynch, writer (Red Sky in

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CfP: Border Heritage: Understanding borders, people and identity through time and space Ulster University, 24-25 October 2019

Conference Theme The Irish Humanities Alliance (IHA), in collaboration with Ulster University, are pleased to announce a multi-disciplinary conference on the theme of border heritages. The conference will take place on 24-25 October 2019. What do we mean when we talk about borders? In the context of Brexit and the approaching centenary of partition, the political border on the island

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CfP: ACIS Midwest Regional Conference. Creighton University, Omaha, October 10-12

In her 1936 novel, ​Mary Lavelle​, Kate O’Brien explains that, while in Spain and “bereft of the […] Irish back-cloth,” her eponymous protagonist was putting out “unexpected shoots.” Her ability to grow and develop is increased by this move elsewhere, to new and different soil. O’Brien’s novel provides us thevopportunity and the framework to reassess and explore the state of

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CfP: ACIS Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting. The City University of New York | Nov. 1 – 2, 2019

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting | American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS) The City University of New York | Nov. 1 – 2, 2019 IRELAND:  Borders | Bridges Call  for  Proposals The trope of the border is seeing robust engagement in recent scholarship on Ireland, and from a number of disciplinary perspectives. Borders and bridges, and borders as bridges, these are

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