How might we understand the at times fraught, at times generative relationship between poetry and criticism? What does it take for poetry to be, as Matthew Arnold proclaimed, “a criticism of life”, or as Audre Lorde insisted, “a vital necessity… toward survival and change?” And what steps must we take to, in the words of Adrienne Rich, “enter an old» Read more
Call for Conference Proposals: Irish Humanities Alliance Annual Conference, 2022; deadline for proposals, 5pm Thursday, 23 December 2021
The Irish Humanities Alliance (IHA) is delighted to launch its open call for proposals for the 2022 annual conference. The IHA is an alliance of humanities researchers within 11 higher education and research institutions including all the universities across the island of Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) which hosts and supports the IHA. The Alliance is working to» Read more
IV International Seminar in Irish Theatre and Performance: Centre of Irish Studies Banna/Bond (EFACIS) at the University of La Rioja; Friday, December 17, from 09:30 to 11:00 (Central European Time (8.30-10am Irish Time)
It is a pleasure to announce the celebration of the “IV International Seminar in Irish Theatre and Performance,” organised by our dear friend and colleague, professor Melania Terrazas Gallego, as part of the activities held by the Centre of Irish Studies Banna/Bond (EFACIS) at the University of La Rioja, in collaboration with the Universities of Burgos, Deusto and Zaragoza. The programme, that I have» Read more
Call for Chapters: JUSTICE: edited collection on Expressions of Intersectional Justice in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Film and Theatre
From the earliest expressions of humankind in literature, drama and film, writers have always sought to represent the values, impacts, and merits of justice, in particular, how it is conceived, championed, administered, abused, exploited, denied. Particularly, the evolution of justice in terms of equality and fairness has almost always been a central concern in writing from the Greeks to Renaissance,» Read more
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» Read more
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» Read more
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» Read more
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:» Read more
IASIL is pleased to make available the reports of its Vice-Chairs on activities in Irish literary studies between the summer 2019 and the summer of 2021, as submitted at the 2021 conference: AREA REPORTS.» Read more
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» Read more