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New Book: Irish Drama and Wars in the Twentieth Century – Wei H. Kao

This book delves into how playwrights, whether canonical or less frequently discussed in the academic sphere, have critically and creatively engaged with the Anglo-Irish War, the Irish Civil War, the Easter Rising, the Northern Ireland Troubles and other conflicts. It not only approaches their plays―some of which have not been subject to much study―in relevant historical contexts, but also explores

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Workshop: Decarbonizing Research Methods Workshop – University of Galway

This half-day workshop event will bring together researchers and students in an interdisciplinary event that explores the carbon impact of our research methods and undertakings, and whether we can, as researchers and students, work towards decarbonizing our research methods. As a central part of university operations and processes, research itself should also aim towards net-zero emissions. But how can this

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CFP: Strange Atmospheres: The Seventh International Flann O’Brien Conference

The Call for Papers is now open for Strange Atmospheres: The Seventh International Flann O’Brien Conference The Department of English at Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj, with the International Flann O’Brien Society 27–30 June 2023 CONFIRMED SPEAKERS Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck College, University of London)  Flore Coulouma (Université Paris Nanterre) Paul Fagan (Salzburg University) Heather Laird (University College Cork) The conference title, ‘Strange Atmospheres,’

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New Podcast: ‘THE IRISH IN CANADA PODCAST’

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

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New Book: Culture, Contention and Identity in Seventeenth-Century Ireland

Culture, Contention and Identity in Seventeenth-Century Ireland: Antonius Bruodinus’ Anatomical Examination of Thomas Carve’s Apologetic Handbook Edited by Giacomo Fedeli, Luke McInerney and Brian Ó Dálaigh This is the first English translation of an important seventeenth-century contention between two Irish clerics. The detail uncovered reveals much about Gaelic-Irish culture and society at this turbulent period in Irish history. The two

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Annual General Meeting 2022

The annual general meeting of IASIL will take place at the 2022 conference at the University of Limerick on Friday 29 July at 14:00-15:30. All members of the association in good standing are cordially invited to the meeting. Below please find the agenda, and the minutes of last year’s AGM. http://www.iasil.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/IASIL-AGM-Agenda-2022-FIN.pdf http://www.iasil.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/IASIL-2021-AGM-minutes.pdf

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CfP: Irish Literature and Periodical Culture, KU Leuven.

Since the emergence of periodical studies as a distinct discipline some decades ago, the importance of literary magazines in shaping and influencing literary culture has often been demonstrated. Magazines have come to be recognised as test-tubes, taste-makers and nurseries for new, burgeoning talent. They have allowed scholars to map networks of influence and literary coteries, to trace forgotten writers and

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Special Collections Fellowships at the University of Buffalo

The University at Buffalo Libraries is pleased to announce the following opportunities for 2022-23 Special Collections Fellowships: I. Dr. John Bishop Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund (1) II. UB Humanities Institute: James Joyce Fellowship (3) and Charles D. Abbott Library Fellowship (1) I. Dr. John Bishop Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund (1) Established by Dr. Joseph Valente, UB Distinguished Professor, Department of English, the

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New Book: Neil Jordan: Works for the page by Val Nolan. Cork Uni Press

Hailed in the Irish Times as a ‘great Irish novelist’, Neil Jordan is, in the words of Fintan O’Toole, ‘a peculiarly emblematic figure of cultural change’. Yet, extraordinarily, such critical acclaim has come about without detailed scholarly engagement with Jordan’s most sustained interrogation of Ireland and notions of Irishness: his fiction. Neil Jordan: Works for the page fills this gap

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New Book: Eoin MacNeill:The pen and the sword Edited by Conor Mulvagh and Emer Purcell

Eoin MacNeill (1867-1945) was a founding figure in the Gaelic League, the Irish Volunteers, and the government of Ireland. As Professor of Early (including Mediaeval) History at University College Dublin was also one of the foremost Irish historians of his generation. As a professor, a politician, and the leader of a paramilitary organisation, MacNeill fused scholarship and activism into a

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