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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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New Book: The New Irish Studies, edited by Paige Reynolds (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

New Book: The New Irish Studies, edited by Paige Reynolds (Cambridge UP, 2020). The New Irish Studies demonstrates how diverse critical approaches enable a richer understanding of contemporary Irish writing and culture. The early decades of the twenty-first century in Ireland and Northern Ireland have seen an astonishing rate of change, one that reflects the common understanding of the contemporary

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CfP: “EXCITING NEWS! Event, Narration and Impact from Past to Present”; hosted by Irish Humanities Alliance and UCC. 15-16 March 2021. CfP deadline: 5pm, Friday 27 November 2020

Conference Theme The Irish Humanities Alliance (IHA), in collaboration with University College Cork, presents- “EXCITING NEWS! Event, Narration and Impact from Past to Present,” bringing together a broad range of current research in Ireland and abroad, regarding an issue of crucial importance for the understanding of past cultures and our own. The conference is organised in collaboration with the EURONEWS

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CfP Études Irlandaises; French Journal of Irish Studies Fall/Winter 2021 issue. Deadline: March 1st, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS / Études Irlandaises French Journal of Irish Studies Fall/Winter 2021 issue DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: March 1st, 2021 The Editorial Board of Études Irlandaises is seeking submissions for the Fall/Winter 2021 issue of the journal Études Irlandaises is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal publishing articles in English, Irish and French which explore all aspects of Irish literature, history, society,

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Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith, presents a Digital Literary Festival

We are pleased to announce our upcoming Digital Literary Festival – a celebration of contemporary Irish writing.  The festival will showcase some of the stalwarts of Irish literature alongside recent bestselling authors and is a highlight of our autumn cultural programme. The ICC Digital Literary Festival will begin on Sunday  15th November and will run for five weeks. Festival transmission

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Pat Burke R.I.P.

Pat Burke R.I.P. It is with great sadness that we share the news that Pat Burke, cherished long-standing IASIL member died on 11 November after a heroically-borne advanced Parkinson’s disease. Pat’s passionate love for drama and theatre, his bright essays on Brian Friel and other playwrights, his tireless work as adjudicator of amateur performances all over Ireland, his success as

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New Special Issue of Journal Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica. Free full download available

This is a special issue of the journal Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica, based at the Hungarian University of Transylvania in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The theme of this special issue that I have guest edited is Irish Writing and Central/Eastern Europe. All of the 7 articles plus the introduction are free to download in PDF format from the following web-site page of

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New Book: Limits and Languages in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry by Daniela Theinová. Palgrave Macmillan

New Book: Limits and Languages in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry by Daniela Theinová Limits and Languages in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry examines the transactions between the two main languages of Irish literature, English and Irish, and their formative role in contemporary poetry by Irish women. Daniela Theinová explores the works of well-known poets such as Eavan Boland, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Nuala Ní

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New Collection: Cultural Convergence: The Dublin Gate Theatre, 1928-1960 Eds: Ondřej Pilný, Ruud van den Beuken and Ian R. Walsh Palgrave Macmillan

Cultural Convergence: The Dublin Gate Theatre, 1928-1960 Edited by Ondřej Pilný, Ruud van den Beuken and Ian R. Walsh Palgrave Macmillan, 2021 Based on extensive archival research, this open access book examines the poetics and politics of the Dublin Gate Theatre (est. 1928) over the first three decades of its existence, discussing some of its remarkable productions in the comparative contexts of avant-garde theatre,

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Online Webinar – Shaw Talk: G.B. Shaw and Legacy. ‘Shaw Day’, Monday, November 2, 2020, 16:00 – 17:00 IST/BST or 11 a.m. EST

Online Webinar – Shaw Talk: G.B. Shaw and Legacy Celebrating the launch of a special issue to mark 40 years of SHAW, the Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies and the upcoming publication of the SHAW 40.2 special issue on ‘Shaw and Legacy’ guest co-edited by Ruth Hegarty (RIA) and Barry Houlihan (NUI Galway) WHEN ‘Shaw Day’, Monday, November 2, 2020,

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Online Talk: “𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗹𝗲𝘀: 𝗜𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻’𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹 𝗥𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝟭𝟵𝟲𝟬𝘀-𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟬𝘀” 𝗯𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻. Hosted by CUNY.

“𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗹𝗲𝘀: 𝗜𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻’𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹 𝗥𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝟭𝟵𝟲𝟬𝘀-𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟬𝘀” 𝗯𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻 In this talk, 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻 explores women’s contributions to the anti-colonial civil rights movements during the Troubles in the Six Counties of Ireland from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. They connect the work of Irish women leaders and writers by examining their

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