CfP: Glorious Outsiders: Queer Pasts and Futures in Irish Performance NUI Galway, 14-15 April 2020

Call for Papers: Glorious Outsiders: Queer Pasts and Futures in Irish Performance National University of Ireland, Galway O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance 14-15 April 2020 Keynote Speakers:Dr Fintan Walsh (Birkbeck, University of London) Prof. Hélène Lecossois (University of Lille) Dr Cormac O’Brien (University College Dublin) Irish theatre has a particularly rich relationship with queerness, a performance culture brimful

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Jean Monnet Chair in European Cultural Studies awarded to former IASIL Treasurer Prof. Joachim Fischer

Anyone teaching at European universities will associate the EU-cofunded Jean Monnet Chairs designed to foster the teaching of EU Studies as well as EU-related research at third level institutions with the academic disciplines of political science, law, economics and, to a lesser degree, history. In the last few years, and accelerated by Brexit, there has been a rethink of the

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New Book: Women and Embodied Mythmaking in Irish Theatre by Shonagh Hill, Cambridge UP

The rich legacy of women’s contributions to Irish theatre is traditionally viewed through a male-dominated literary canon and mythmaking, thus arguably silencing their work. In this timely book, Shonagh Hill proposes a feminist genealogy which brings new perspectives to women’s mythmaking across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The performances considered include the tableaux vivants performed by the Inghinidhe na hÉireann

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New Book: Thomas MacGreevy and the Rise of the Irish Avant-Gardeby Francis Hutton-Williams

This book examines Thomas MacGreevy’s central role in the development of Irish culture from the arrival of national independence in 1922 to the moment of programmatic modernisation during the early 1960s. Thomas MacGreevy and the Rise of the Irish Avant-Garde, By Francis Hutton-Williams It makes a strong case for the reassessment of his achievement across the full range of his

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CfP: SOFEIR (Societe Française d’Etudes Irlandaises) Annual Conference, March 13-14, 2020, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne March 13-14,2020.

Key-note speakers : Claude Fierobe, Professeur, Université de Reims  (De Melmoth à Dracula, la littérature fantastique irlandaise au XIXe siècle (2000), L’Irlande fantastique (recueil de nouvelles, 2004), Les Ombres du fantastique. Fictions d’Irlande,2016. Christina Morin, Professor, University of Limerick, (Charles Robert Maturin and the Haunting of Irish Romantic Fiction, The Gothic Novel in Ireland, c.1760-1829) Paul Lynch, writer (Red Sky in

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NUIG Symposium and Book Launch: Performance, the Archive and Digital Memory

Here are details of a forthcoming symposium and book launch taking place at NUI Galway, on Thursday 24th October. The Symposium is entitled “Performance and the Archive: Presence, Absence, and Digital Memory.” There will also be a book launch of a new volume of essays: “Navigating Ireland’s Theatre Archive: Theory, Practice, Performance, to be launched by Historian Catriona Crowe. The link

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CfP: Border Heritage: Understanding borders, people and identity through time and space Ulster University, 24-25 October 2019

Conference Theme The Irish Humanities Alliance (IHA), in collaboration with Ulster University, are pleased to announce a multi-disciplinary conference on the theme of border heritages. The conference will take place on 24-25 October 2019. What do we mean when we talk about borders? In the context of Brexit and the approaching centenary of partition, the political border on the island

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CfP: ACIS Midwest Regional Conference. Creighton University, Omaha, October 10-12

In her 1936 novel, ​Mary Lavelle​, Kate O’Brien explains that, while in Spain and “bereft of the […] Irish back-cloth,” her eponymous protagonist was putting out “unexpected shoots.” Her ability to grow and develop is increased by this move elsewhere, to new and different soil. O’Brien’s novel provides us thevopportunity and the framework to reassess and explore the state of

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