ISSCL Podcast on Adapting Yeats and Swift for Children

The Irish Society for the Study of Children’s literature is pleased to announce that its third podcast, which addresses the topic of adapting adult texts for children in the context of the work of two of Ireland’s most renowned authors (Yeats and Swift), can be accessed at https://issclblog.wordpress.com/podcasts/ In the podcast, Noreen Doody discusses issues involved in editing The Moon

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2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship: call for applications

The Department of English and Linguistics invites applications for the 2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship. The Department of English and Linguistics welcomes applications for PhD projects across a broad range of areas ranging from medieval to digital literature. Department strengths include New Zealand and postcolonial literature, eighteenth-century literature, Romanticism, comparative literature, global modernism, cognitive approaches to

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Richard Pine reports on a festival of Irish and Greek Writers

Novel Encounters: A Festival of Irish and Greek Writers Richard Pine   “Writing and Identity” was the central topic of Novel Encounters, a recent meeting of Irish and Greek writers in Corfu that I helped to organise. The writers described how they wrote, what they wrote and why they wrote, and although I looked for differences between the Irish and

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New Publication: Irish Writing and Domestic Space

The Vibrant House: Irish Writing and Domestic Space Rhona Richman Kenneally and Lucy McDiarmid, editors Four Courts Press   This collection of short memoirs and critical essays explores the relation between home as metaphor and symbol, and home as a physical, material and spatial entity. In the first section, ‘Our house’, Colette Bryce, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Theo Dorgan, Mary Morrissy

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The 4th Annual UCD Maria Helena Kopschitz (Ireland/Brazil) Lecture

Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, UCD, warmly invites you to attend the fourth annual UCD Maria Helena Kopschitz (Ireland/Brazil) lecture. “Politics and Playwriting” Delivered by Colin Murphy, playwright, journalist and documentary maker UCD Monday 27th November at 6.30 pm. A response will be given by Sharon Lennon, Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and a reception

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Irish Society for Theatre Research New Scholars Prize 2018

Call for Submissions ISTR runs an annual essay competition for New Scholars. There is no set theme for this competition; rather, candidates are encouraged to submit work drawing on their current research in the area of theatre, drama or performance. New research, or essays developed from papers presented at the preceding conference are welcome. The New Scholars Prize is awarded

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Call for Papers – George Moore: Transnational and Cosmopolitan Networks on the Page and Canvas

NINTH INTERNATIONAL GEORGE MOORE CONFERENCE June 14-16, 2018 George Moore: Transnational and Cosmopolitan Networks on the Page and Canvas At Moore Institute, NUI Galway with sessions at Moore Hall, and at Coole Park, Galway  ‘I wrote The Untilled Field, a book written in the beginning out of no desire of self-expression, but in the hope of furnishing the young Irish

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New Publication: Biography of the ‘Belfast Jacobin’ Samuel Neilson

The Belfast Jacobin Samuel Neilson and the United Irishmen Kenneth L. Dawson The Belfast Jacobin is the first-ever biography of Samuel Neilson, a founding member of the Society of United Irishmen whose profound influence on this radical movement was to alter the course of Irish history. Samuel Neilson joined Wolfe Tone and Thomas Russell at the inaugural meeting of the United

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