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Online Book Launch and Panel Discussion: Masculinities and Manhood in Contemporary Irish Drama: Acting the Man by Cormac O’Brien. Nov 14th, 1-2,30pm CET; 7-8.30pm Irish Time.

Hosted by Celtic Junction Irish Arts Centre, St Paul, MN, the online launch of Cormac O’Brien’s book, Masculinites and Manhood in Contemporary Irish Drama: Acting the Man (Palgrave Macmillan) will be held virtually and will take the form of a panel discussion on political economy and gendered performance in a colonized social context that had a national theatre even before

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CfP: IASIL 2022: Intersectional Irelands; University of Limerick, 25-29 July, 2022, Uni of Limerick.

CFP IASIL22 Intersectional Irelands The annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL) takes place at the University of Limerick, Ireland in July 2022 (25th-29th). The conference theme is Intersectional Irelands Intersectional Irelands: Background Irish studies scholarship has recently begun to draw on critical race and anti-colonial theory, migration and diaspora studies, disability studies, feminist

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Call for contributions to, and local representatives for, the IASIL Bibliography for 2019

The IASIL Bibliography, listing work on Irish literature and culture by IASIL members, appears annually in the online edition of the Irish University Review. The editor of the Bibliography is Dr Chris Cusack (Radboud University).  The 2019 Bibliography is now being compiled, and members are invited to submit bibliographic information of work published in 2019 to their local IASIL Bibliography Committee

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Important Notice re: IASIL Conference, Lodz 2020 and Covid-19 Travel Plans & Contingency

Dear Conference Participants, First of all let us thank you again for submitting your paper proposals for 2020 IASIL conference in Lodz. We are very happy to be behind its organization and are really looking forward to July. We would like to make an announcement regarding the current situation with the global pandemic of Coronavirus – Covid-19. Under the circumstances

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CfP2 revised deadline 29th Feb 2020: IASIL 2020: “Creative Borders”; University of Lodz, Poland. 20-24 July, 2020.

The IASIL 2020 conference wishes to reflect on the concept of borders and their creative potential that helps define identities, generates critical discourses, and provokes literary works to tackle issues of global political, social, and cultural nature. On the one hand, the border is seen here as a necessary confinement and a formal limitation. On the other, it is viewed

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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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GREAT FAMINE VOICES 2022 presents Great Famine Voices New York State

Great Famine Voices New York State shares the stories of Irish-American New Yorkers and the descendants of Famine Emigrants from the Irish American Heritage Museum in Albany, the Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley in Utica, the Erie Canal Museum, Le Moyne College in Syracuse, and the Buffalo Irish Center. Featured guests recall how their ancestors left Ireland during

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Queer Urban Nights: An EROSS Conference at DCU (All Hallows Campus, May 27/28)

*Veuillez trouver le programme scientifique et culturel d’une conférence qu’EROSS organise avec FRINGE, Queer Urban Nights. La conference et le reste de cet email sont en anglais.* The full research and cultural programme of our EROSS/FRINGE (Universidad de Alcala, Spain)  conference Queer Urban Nights is available online.  Just a reminder that this is an in-person event with one online panel.  Date: 27/28 may 2022

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New Collection: Navigating Historical Crosscurrents in the Irish Atlantic: Essays for Catherine Shannon. Ed. Mary C. Kelly. CUP

This volume takes inspiration from Professor Catherine Shannon’s scholarship on Modern Irish and Irish American history and her advocacy for peace in Northern Ireland and features original research by distinguished scholars and social-justice activists on both sides of the Atlantic. The essays illuminate the historical relationship between Ireland and North America over past centuries. They offer new readings of the

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CFP – The Irish Proust

Call for Papers The Irish Proust Museum of Literature Ireland, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 28-29 October 2022 Keynote speakers: Nathalie Mauriac Dyer (CNRS-ENS) Barry McCrea (University of Notre Dame) To mark the centenary of the death of Marcel Proust, this two-day, in-person conference will be devoted to exploring Proust’s influence on Irish literature and Irish themes within his work. ‘The

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2021 IASIL Biblioraphy

The IASIL Bibliography, listing work on Irish literature and culture by IASIL members, appears annually in the online edition of the Irish University Review. The editor of the Bibliography is Dr Chris Cusack (Radboud University).  The 2021 Bibliography is now being compiled, and members are invited to submit bibliographic information of work published in 2021 to their local IASIL Bibliography Committee

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