CfP: EFACIS 2021: Interfaces and Dialogues, 1-4 September 2021 – Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, Prague. Deadline: 10 April 2021

EFACIS 2021: Interfaces and Dialogues 1-4 September 2021 Hosted by the Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, Prague.Conference venue: Faculty of Arts main building, Náměstí Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1. Keynote speakers Louis de Paor (NUI Galway)  Mary McAuliffe (UCD) Gavan Titley (Maynooth) Clair Wills (Cambridge)  The conference proposes to approach Ireland as interface, a locus that allows intercultural exchange,

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New Book: Excess in Modern Irish Writing: Spirit and Surplus by Michael McAteer, from Palgrave-Macmillan.

Michael McAteer, Excess in Modern Irish Writing: Spirit and Surplus (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2020). This book examines the topic of excess in modern Irish writing in terms of mysticism, materialism, myth and language. The study engages ideas of excess as they appear in works by major thinkers from Hegel, Kierkegaard and Marx through to Nietzsche, Bataille, Derrida and, more recently, Badiou. Poems,

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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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