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: Thomas MacGreevy and the Rise of the Irish Avant-Gardeby Francis Hutton-Williams

This book examines Thomas MacGreevy’s central role in the development of Irish culture from the arrival of national independence in 1922 to the moment of programmatic modernisation during the early 1960s. Thomas MacGreevy and the Rise of the Irish Avant-Garde, By Francis Hutton-Williams It makes a strong case for the reassessment of his achievement across the full range of his

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Prof Munira H. Mutran receives the Presidential Distinguished Service Award

                Prof Laura Izarra, on behalf of Brazilian Association of Irish Studies (ABEI), has sent the following wonderful news: “It is an honor to announce that Prof. Munira Hamud Mutran has received today the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, from His Excellency Michael D. Higgins. The ceremony celebrates Prof. Mutran’s achievements in the field

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New Publication: Catholic Survival in Protestant Ireland, 1660-1711

Catholic Survival in Protestant Ireland, 1660-1711: Colonel John Browne, Landownership and the Articles of Limerick Eoin Kinsella Boydell and Brewer   This is the first monograph-length study of an Irish Catholic landowner in late seventeenth and early eighteenth century Ireland, a period of sustained, violent upheaval in Irish Catholic history. It is also the first monograph-length study of all of

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Final Reminder: IASIL 2017 Deadline 15 March

IASIL2017 ● NTU-Singapore ● 24-28 July, 2017 CFP: Ireland’s Writers in the 21st Century       Keynote Speakers Professor Derek Attridge ● Professor Margaret Kelleher ● Professor Gerry Smyth   Guest Writers Marina Carr ● Julian Gough ● Deirdre Madden ● Eoin McNamee ● Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill   Second Call for Papers (Closing: March 15, 2017) The political, economic, cultural,

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