International scholarships: MA in Irish Studies at University College Dublin

The UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore is delighted to announce the availability of a number of scholarships to international (non-EU) students to its one-year taught Masters programme in Irish Studies for 2018-19. These cover 50% of the tuition fees, and are thus worth over €9,000 to successful candidates. The MA in Irish Studies offers a stimulating interdisciplinary

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Call for Applications: IASIL PhD Forum

IASIL PhD Forum 2018 Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands Monday 23 July, 9:00-14:00   Tutors will include José Lanters (University of Wisconsin–Madison), Eugene McNulty (DCU), and Ondřej Pilný (Forum convenor, Charles University, Prague).     Call for Applications   The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures wishes to announce an annual PhD Forum, at which postgraduate students will

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New Publication: Maria Edgeworth’s Letters from Ireland

Maria Edgeworth’s Letters from Ireland edited by Valerie Pakenham Lilliput Press January 1 2018 will be the 250th anniversary of Maria Edgeworth’s birth. Valerie Pakenham’s sparkling new selection of over four hundred letters, many hitherto unpublished, will help to celebrate her memory. Born in England, she was brought to live in Ireland at the age of fourteen and spent most of

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New Publication: Irish Writing and Domestic Space

The Vibrant House: Irish Writing and Domestic Space Rhona Richman Kenneally and Lucy McDiarmid, editors Four Courts Press   This collection of short memoirs and critical essays explores the relation between home as metaphor and symbol, and home as a physical, material and spatial entity. In the first section, ‘Our house’, Colette Bryce, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Theo Dorgan, Mary Morrissy

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The 4th Annual UCD Maria Helena Kopschitz (Ireland/Brazil) Lecture

Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, UCD, warmly invites you to attend the fourth annual UCD Maria Helena Kopschitz (Ireland/Brazil) lecture. “Politics and Playwriting” Delivered by Colin Murphy, playwright, journalist and documentary maker UCD Monday 27th November at 6.30 pm. A response will be given by Sharon Lennon, Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and a reception

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New Publication: John Hume in America

Maurice Fitzpatrick, John Hume in America Irish Academic Press, November 2017   Unravels the outstanding shift in international politics made possible by John Hume’s unprecedented rapport with US politicians In-depth interviews with key players reveal facets of the negotiations previously unpublished Released alongside a documentary based on the book, narrated by Liam Neeson, due for broadcast on RTE & BBC,

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New Publication: Death and Dying in the Modern Irish Novel

Laying Out the Bones: Death and Dying in the Modern Irish Novel Bridget English Hardcover $60.00L    9780815635482    2017 Paper $29.95s     9780815635369    2017 Ebook  9780815654148   “An original study of a curiously neglected topic in Irish literary studies. With a display of impressive scholarly authority, English ranges from Joyce’s Ulysses to Enright’s The Gathering by way of Beckett,

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Irish Society for Theatre Research New Scholars Prize 2018

Call for Submissions ISTR runs an annual essay competition for New Scholars. There is no set theme for this competition; rather, candidates are encouraged to submit work drawing on their current research in the area of theatre, drama or performance. New research, or essays developed from papers presented at the preceding conference are welcome. The New Scholars Prize is awarded

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New Publication: Populating the Stage

Perspectives on Contemporary Irish Theatre: Populating the Stage Edited by Anne Etienne and Thierry Dubost. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-59710-2 320 pages.   This book addresses the notion posed by Thomas Kilroy in his definition of a playwright’s creative process: ‘We write plays, I feel, in order to populate the stage’. It gathers eclectic reflections on contemporary Irish theatre from both Irish

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