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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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Jobs & Opportunities: Some Basic Resources

Following a query from our postgraduate community, please find below a list of principal sites with listings of academic jobs currently advertised. University Vacancies Ireland: https://www.universityvacancies.com/  Times Higher Education Job Search: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/. Lists jobs in the UK, Ireland, and some in the US and continental Europe.  The Chronicle of Higher Education: https://jobs.chronicle.com/. This is the go-to site for jobs in the

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CfP: The Tana French Issue: Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies (Vol 4, 1, 2022)

Barry, Anthony, Macavity, and Edgar Award-winning novelist Tana French has written eight novels that bridge generic conventions from the Anglo-Irish Big House novels such as The Likeness, The Witch Elm, and Broken Harbour, to the campus novel of The Secret Place, to the crime fiction of In the Woods, Faithful Place, and The Trespasser. The Searcher, her most recent work, is an Irish yet American-style Western set in the West of Ireland.  Although the popular success of French’s work

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Ireland’s first working-class studies conference: 8th-12th November, 2021. 1st 3 days on Zoom, 11th & 12th in-person at Liberty Hall, Dublin.

We are excited to announce the schedule for Ireland’s first working-class studies conference! The conference will now take place 8th-12th November, 2021. Over 5 days there will be 30 panels, 2 Keynote Speakers and 2 live Performance evenings. First 3 days take place online via ZOOM. The final 2 days 11th & 12th are in-person at Liberty Hall Keynote Speakers:

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Tenure-Track Position in Irish Literature, Concordia University, Montreal. Deadline: November 15, 2021

Tenure-Track Position in Irish Literature Job title: Assistant Professor, Irish Literature Position code: 21_IRISH_M Date posted: October 15, 2021 Application deadline: November 15, 2021 Advertised until: Position is filled Position description The School of Irish Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Irish literature at the Assistant Professor level, with a focus on modern and contemporary Irish writing, but

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New Book: Churches in the Irish Landscape AD 400-1100 by Tomás Ó Carragáin. Cork University Press

Between the fifth century and the ninth, several thousand churches were founded in Ireland, a higher density than most other regions of Europe. This period saw fundamental changes in settlement patterns, agriculture, social organisation, rituals and beliefs, and churches are an important part of that story. The premise of this book is that landscape archaeology is one of the most

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Symposium & Exhibition Launch: “Ragged, livid & on fire: The Wanderings of Melmoth at 200”; Marsh’s Library, Dublin, 29 October, 2021.

On 29th October 2021, Marsh’s Library and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin will host an exciting celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Charles Robert Maturin’s Melmoth the Wanderer: ‘Ragged, livid & on fire: The Wanderings of Melmoth at 200’. Festivities will include an academic symposium; a public reading of excerpts of Melmoth the Wanderer; and the launch of the ‘Ragged,

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