Appendix 2 Representatives Reports 2012


European Vice Chair—Claire Connolly

The commitment and effort of academic colleagues ensures that Irish Studies continues as a strong presence in Europe. The support of Department of Foreign Affairs and its embassies in helping to sustain and develop Irish Studies is very much appreciated, both by colleagues who work individually within departments and by the centres and associations who are building networks and structures.

2011-2012 sees continued grown in postgraduate training initiatives, which foster discussion among postgraduate students working on Irish-interest topics across Europe. The Leuven Centre for Irish Studies will organise its second PhD seminar in Irish Studies in September 2012, in collaboration with EFACIS and with the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe. The topic is ‘Irish Time’ and the event will take place from 3-7 September 2012 in Leuven. The Prague Centre for Irish Studies plans to continue running postgraduate students’ conferences on a biennial basis with EFACIS, alternating the conference with the EFACIS PhD Seminar hosted by the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies.

The Irish Studies Doctoral Research Network continues as a collaborative initiative between Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III, University College Dublin, St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University and University of Liverpool. The inaugural conference took place in Paris in 2003. The University of Liverpool hosted in 2012 and the next conference will take place in University College Dublin in 2014.

The European Federation for Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS), chaired by Hedwig Schwall, continues to promote interest in and support the expansion of Irish Studies throughout Europe. The EFACIS website provides up to date information on forthcoming conferences and symposia cross Europe, as well as an overview of teaching and research in Irish Studies.

Hedwig Schwall, EFACIS chair, has convened a Round Table on Irish Studies in the World for the biennial conference of the European Society for the Study of English which meets in Istanbul in September 2012. Dawn Duncan will represent IASIL as an organization there, while other IASIL members will speak about Irish Studies in their national contexts.

EFACIS and the British Association for Irish Studies (acting chair, Catherine Nash) held a successful joint conference (‘Ireland: Arrivals and Departures’) in Salford University from the 1st to the 4th September, 2011. BAIS continues to support Irish Studies conferences in Britain and gives an annual grant to the London Irish Studies Seminar (based at Senate House, University of London).

BAIS continues to support students working on Irish topics and registered in British universities via its bursary and essay prize schemes, which are supported by the Irish Embassy in London, by Cambridge University Press and by Irish Studies Review.

The Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool (under the directorship of Marianne Elliot) continues to offer a full-time B.A. Honours degree in Irish Studies and a wide range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, Prague (directed by Ondrej Pliny) in collaboration with EFACIS hosted ‘Boundary Crossings: 2nd International Postgraduate Students Conference’ on the  16th and 17th  September 2011. A refereed collection of essays from the conference, titled Boundary Crossings: New Scholarship in Irish Studies, will come out in August 2012, including contributions both in English and in Irish.

 A new e-journal was launched in 2011 by colleagues working on Irish Studies at the University of Florence: Studi irlandesi: A Journal of Irish Studies. Details can be found here:

Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies (DUCIS) under the directorship of Irene Gilsenan Nordin) offers a one-year Masters programme in Irish Literature, full-time and half-time, both campus and online. The latest international conference, "A New Ireland?: Representations of History in Literature and Culture", took place in Falun on 3-4 November 2011. The Nordic Irish Studies journal (NIS) continues to be published by Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies (DUCIS), and the Centre for Irish Studies, Aarhus (CISA).

The University of Zagreb, Croatia in association with the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, hosted a conference on the theme of Ireland: East and West conference, 23-24 September 2011. The organisers were Ina Gjurgjan and Aidan O’Malley (Zagreb) and Eve Patten (TCD) and the keynote speakers were Nicholas Allen, John McCourt and W.J. McCormack.

 The Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI), chaired by Marisol Morales Ladrón (Alcalá), hosted its conference in Oviedo in May 2011, with support from the Irish Embassy in Madrid. The event marked the 10th anniversary of the association. The AEDEI e-journal continues to appear each year in March: while papers from the 2010 conference were published in a volume edited by Morales Ladrón and Elices Agudo and entitled Glocal Ireland (Newcastle 2011). The 10th International Conference was held on 25-28 May 2011 in the University of Oviedo. The 2012 AEDEI conference will meet in Huelva.

SOFEIR (La Société Française d'Études Irlandaises; President Wesley Hutchinson) hosted its annual conference at the The 2012 SOFEIR conference was held at the Francois Rabelais University, Tours on March 16-17 2012, directed by Martine Pelletier. The topic was “Authority in crisis”. Other Irish Studies conferences held in France included “‘After the Ball.’ Post-Celtic Tiger cultural productions and practices”, Caen University, 2-3 December 2011; “Beckett au miroir des interpretations”, Sorbonne-Nouvelle University (Paris), 7-8 June 2012; and an Irish studies workshop at the SAES conference, Limoges University, 11-12 May 2012. The next SOFEIR conference will be in Strasbourg on 15-16 March 2013 while planned events for 2012/13 include “Ireland and Popular Culture”, 19-20 October 2012, Reims University, organized by Sylvie Mikowski and “Emerald Noir; On the trail of Irish crime fiction”, Caen University, 23-24 November 2012, organized by Alain Labau.

The Vienna Centre of Irish Studies, under the direction of Werner Huber and with support from the Embassy of Ireland in Austria, continues to host a programme of visiting speakers and related cultural activities (including its popular Poetry and Irish Studies Nights). The ‘100 Myles’ conference, an international Flann O’Brien Centenary Conference, took place from the 24th to the 26th July, 2011. IASIL colleagues will be pleased to know of the festschrift  recently published in Werner’s honour, entitled Ireland: in Drama, Film and Popular Culture: the collection marks his important contributions to Irish Studies across a range of forms and media.

Ireland Vice Chair—Patrick Lonergan

While media commentary about Ireland continues to be dominated by the recession that began in 2008, the study of Irish literature in Ireland continues to be vibrant, dynamic, vibrant and exciting, despite the challenges faced by academic researchers, our students and our communities.

Of special importance during the year were two significant new appointments. IASIL president Margaret Kelleher was appointed Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature at University College Dublin while Claire Connolly was appointed Professor of English at Cork. The leadership that both will offer during the years ahead promises to ensure that our discipline will continue to thrive, and we wish them both well.

As ever, the year was full of many exciting and interesting academic conferences. The centenary of the birth of Flann O’Brien was marked in many countries internationally, and in Ireland it was commemorated with a major conference at Trinity College Dublin in October. Trinity also held a conference to celebrate the achievements of Bram Stoker, the centenary of whose death took place this year.

Another important conference dedicated to a single author was University College Dublin’s “Dublin Shaw Conference”. That institution also co-hosted the annual meeting of the International James Joyce Federation. As ever that conference provided a wide variety of approaches to Joyce’s work, but this year a major talking-point was the issue of copyright. Joyce’s published works are no longer subject to copyright, but there have already been some serious controversies about material that had not previously been published.

Queen’s University also held a conference about a single author – the unduly neglected Helen Waddell.

The growing importance of queer studies for Irish literary studies has been evident in many ways recently. Éibhear Walshe and Seán Kennedy marked that development with the second Queering Ireland conference. Entitled ‘Coming Out in Contemporary Ireland’ this event took place in Cork in July 2011.

Another growing strand in Irish literary studies is Digital Humanities, with several small events scheduled throughout the year. A particular highlight was Trinity College Dublin’s “Dancing with Fire: Technology, Performance, Objects and Environments”

Ireland’s community of graduate students continue to organise a range of exciting events. The ‘New Voices’ series has continued with a conference at UCD in 2011. UCD also organised graduate seminars on the Irish Revival and Beckett – in both cases the events were run by graduate students for graduate students.

The field of Irish theatre studies continues to thrive. The annual meeting of the Irish Society for Theatre Research held its first international conference in Pecs in 2011; it then returned to Ireland for a special event in the spring of 2012. The Irish Theatrical Diaspora Project held a conference in Derry in June 2012 on the subject of Troubled Performances. Organised by Lisa Fitzpatrick, the event covered a range of performance practices from the performances of dramatic texts to community arts events to clubbing. At NUI Galway, an international conference on theatre history and theatre archives took place in October 2011.

The year ahead promises to be a lively one. The Irish Society for Theatre Research meets in Galway in October 2012 while that institution will also welcome the European Society for the Study of English to Ireland in September 2013. Of greatest importance is the next IASIL conference, which returns to Ireland next year when the conference will be hosted at Queens. We look forward to welcoming our IASIL colleagues from around the world back to Ireland for what promises to be a wonderful event.

North American Vice Chair—José Lanters

Many Irish Studies-related events happen in North America every year, on a local, regional, and national level. This is only a selection.

Conferences and Association Events

The annual national meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS) was held from March 30-April 2, 2011, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The organizing committee was co-chaired by Mary Trotter and Chelcy Bowles. The theme was, “Global Networks and Local Ties.” Keynote presenters were Kerby Miller, Christopher Morash, Julia M. Wright, and fiddler Liz Carroll with guitarist and singer Dáithí Sproule. The 2012 meeting was held in New Orleans, LA, during the week of St Patrick’s Day.

Annual regional ACIS conferences were also held in 2011 at Georgia Southern University (Feb. 17-19, Southern), Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY (Sep. 30-Oct. 1, Mid-Atlantic), Fargo, ND (Oct. 6-8, Midwest), Bridgewater State University (Oct. 14-15, New England), and San José, CA (Oct. 21-23, Western).

ACIS awarded five book prizes and a dissertation prize. For all information about past and future ACIS events, see

The annual conference of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies was held at Concordia University, Montreal, July 6-9, 2011, hosted by Michael Kenneally and Rhona Richman Kenneally. The theme was, “Text and Beyond Text in Irish Studies: New Visual, Material and Spatial Perspectives.” Keynote presenters were Henry Glassie, Paige Reynolds, novelist Patrick McCabe, and fiddler Pierre Schryer with pianist Martine Billette. For all information about past and future CAIS events, see

The 2011 North American Joyce Conference was hosted by the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, and the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

At the January 2011 MLA conference in Seattle, WA, sessions were sponsored by ACIS, the Anglo-Irish Discussion Group, the International James Joyce Foundation, and the Celtic Languages and Literatures Discussion Group.

Film Festivals                                                                                                    

Irish Film Festivals were held in many places in 2011, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.


The main Irish Studies journals published in North America are the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, Eire-Ireland, the James Joyce Quarterly, the Field Day Review (annual), and New Hibernia Review.

Other Countries—Youngmin Kim, Vice-Chair



Main Publications:

Harris, Peter James. A Peça Irlandesa no Palco Londrino: incluindo  'Tabela Cronológica de Peças de Teatro Irlandesas apresentadas em Londres (1920-2010)' / The Irish Play on the London Stage: including  'Cronological Table of Irish Plays Staged in London (1920-2010)'. São Paulo: Humanitas, 2011.

Mutran, Munira H. and Laura P.Z. Izarra, eds. ABEI Journal 13. São Paulo: Humanitas, 2011.

_____. Lectures 2011. São Paulo: W.B Yeats Chair of Irish Studies/Humanitas, 2011.

Pettitt, Lance and Bastos, Beatriz Kopschitz, eds. The Uncle Jack/O Tio Jack, by John T. Davis. São Paulo: W.B Yeats Chair of Irish Studies/Humanitas, 2011.

MAIN EVENTS –  W.B.Yeats Chair of Irish Studies/ABEI:

– Sixth Symposium of Irish Studies in South America – Striving for Reality in Contemporary Ireland – 29-31 August  2011 – University of São Paulo.

–  Opening lectures 2012 – 12th April, 2012. University of São Paulo.

– Exhibition: “Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” – 12 April-30 May. University of São Paulo.

 – Lectures by Dr. Asier Altuna and Dr. Stephanie Schwerter at the Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Postgraduate Courses:

  • “Contemporary Irish Drama: From Nation to Globalisation” – Prof. Dr. Shaun Richards. August 2011. University of São Paulo.
  • “Contemporary Irish Narratives” – Prof. Dr. Laura Izarra. March-June 2012. University of São Paulo.

Extra-Curricular Course:

“Sete Peças Traduzidas de Brian Friel: Leituras Práticas e Teóricas” – Dr Domingos Nunez. April-June 2012. University of São Paulo.


“Balangangueri”, by Tom Murphy. Directed, adapted and translated by Domingos Nunez. Performed by Cia Ludens – two commercial seasons in São Paulo, 2011/2012.



The academic year 2011-2012 has not been a good one for academic conferences in Egypt because of troubles on the political front. Nevertheless, despite demonstrations and student unrest, interest in Irish literature has not waned.   Irish literature continues to be taught in Egyptian universities as a branch of World Literatures in English. The leading institute in Irish studies continues to be the Faculty of Arts of Ain Shams University in Cairo, whose Department of English boasts of having in its library the richest collection (in Egypt) of works on Irish Literature. Graduate students show a keen interest in Irish literature, and several MAs and Ph.D.s have been successfully completed in that field. The Department also continues to host one day seminars and events on Irish literature to which staff members and graduate students of other universities are invited. In this year’s IASIL, hosted by Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, two professors from Ain Shams will be presenting papers, as well as a professor from the Azhar University, the oldest Islamic University in the Arab world.

                    Respectfully submitted by Mary M.F. Massoud



2011  International Conference on W. B. Yeats and Modern Poetry

Celebrating the 20TH Anniversary of the Yeats Society of Korea, 1991-2011, the  International Conference on W. B. Yeats and Modern Poetry was held on OCTOBER 29 – 30, 2011 at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. Funded by the Research Foundation of Korea and sponsored by the Irish Embassy (with kind generosity by H. E. Dr. Eamonn McKee) and Hanyang University, the featured keynote lectures included:

Prof. Daniel Albright, Harvard University, “Yeats, A Vision, and Art History.”

Prof. Linda Lay Pratt, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, “

Prof. Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux, University of Maryland, “Yeats’s Poems on Pictures.”

Prof. Anne Fogarty, University College Dublin, “

Prof. Anthony Roche, University College Dublin, “Yeats’s and Friel’s Plays”

Prof. Charles Armstrong, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway,

“The Monstrosity of Form in the Yeatsian Lyric.”

Prof. LianggongLuo, Central China Normal University, China/University of Pennsylvania, “

Prof. Kazuhiro Doki, Aichi University of Education, Japan, “Yeats in Joyce”

Prof. Rhee, Young Suck, Hanyang University, “Expressionism in W. B. Yeats and Jack Yeats”

Prof. Lee, Hyungseob,Hanyang University,“Harnessing the Wind: The Yeatsian Presence in Friel’s Drama”

Dr. Han, Tae Ho, Critic and Poet, “Yeats and Stevens“

Dr. Beau La Rhee, Hankook University of Foreign Studies, “The Ghost in Shakespeare and Yeats”

Prof. Kim, Youngmin, Dongguk University, “Transnationalism and Yeats”

Prof. Kim,Kiljoong, Seoul National University, “The Joycean Strategy of Embedding in Ulysses

Prof. Hong, Sung Suk, Chungju University, “Heaney and Yeats”

Dr. Jung Sinnu, Hanyang Women’s University, “Gaiety in ‘Lapis Lazuli’”

Prof. Lee, Han Mook, Myongji University,

 “Archetypal Unity of Myth and Christian Allegory in Yeats’s Poems”

Prof. Choi, Heeseop, Junjoo University, “Yeats’s Buddhism and “Among School Children”

Dr. Kim Eujae, Former Vice Mayor of Daejon City,

“The Oriental Wisdom in the Poetry of William Butler Yeats”

Cho Mina, Chungnam University, “A Study of ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ in W. B. Yeats’s Poetry”

Prof. Shin Hyun Ho, Baeksok University, “Fairies in Yeats’s Early Poetry”

Prof. YooBaeKyun, Baekksok University, “In the Seven Woods: A Process of Mystical Alchemy”

Dr. Lim Do Hyun, Seoul City University, “The Words upon the Window-Pane:

 The Séance as an Imagined Play-within-a-Play”

Dr. Jang, Won Jae, Head of Kyongki English Village, “Yeats’s Poetic Drama and Korea”

Prof. Peter Mathews, Hanyang University, “A Vision“

Prof. Rajeev S. Patke, National University of Singapore, “

Dr. Jerry Weng, National Taiwan University, “

Mary O’Donnell, Author, Member of Aosdana, an Organization of Irish Artists: Instructor at NUI Maynooth, “Yeats and Contemporary Irish Poetry.”

Prof. Anne Fogarty, University College Dublin, “James Joyce and W. B. Yeats”

Prof. Margaret Harper, University of Limerick, “A Vision“

Prof. Edward Larrissy, Queens University Belfast, UK, “Eugenical and Psychological Aesthetics

in the Later Work of W. B. Yeats”


The 5th International Joyce Conference in Korea

 The James Joyce Society of Korea will hold the 2012 Gwangju International Conference on 10-11 November 2012 at Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. The theme for 2012, "Hybrid Joyce," aims to bring together Joyce scholars from countries across the globe to discuss and share their views about all aspects of Joyce studies. All papers presented for this conference will be published in the international issue of James Joyce Journal(winter 2012). For further information, please contact Taeun Min at or Hee whan Yun at

Call for papers: The committee members of this conference encourage submissions that address hybridity in Joyce, but other topics related to Joyce are welcomed. Please send your paper no later than 1 September, 2012. Thank you.

MAIN EVENT – A Bloomsday Celebration: Irish and Transnational Literature and Culture

A great celebration of the Irish modernist novel Ulysses takes place at Dongguk University Thursday afternoon, June 14, 2012. A Bloom's Day Celebration: Irish and Transnational Literature and Culture was held in June 14 (Thursday), at Dongguk University, Seoul Campus, hosted by ELLAK (English Language and Literature Association of Korea), Yeats Society of Korea, Institute of English Cultural Studies of Dongguk University, and sponsored by Embassy of Ireland, Irish Association of Korea, National Research Foundation of Korea, Dongguk University.

Part I: Opening Ceremony

1:30~1:50 pm Opening Ceremony
Opening Remarks: Prof. Youngmin Kim
President of ELLAK (English Language and Literature Association of Korea)
Congratulatory Remarks I: Prof. Jung-Geuk Park, Vice-President of Dongguk University
Congratulatory Remarks II: H.E. Dr. Eammon McKee, Ambassador of Ireland

Part II: A Bloom’s Day Celebration: Joyce and Ulysses

1:50-2:20 pm: "Ulysses and the Narrative of Irish History,” H.E. Dr. Eammon McKee, Irish Ambassador
2:20-2:50 pm Joyce and Nora
    Prof. Ewha Chung (English, Sungshin Women’s University): “Biography of Nora Barnacle”
    Mr. Bernard Hughes (Actor and Director, BH Productions): “Biography of James Joyce”
A Bloom’s Day Celebration by English Department, Dongguk University

2:50-3:10: Irish Folk song meets Korean Folk song
    Prof. Han Kim and Ms. Jung-Woo Lee
3:10-3:40 pm: Irish Poetry Reading by Graduate Students (English, Dongguk University)
    Jee-Hyun Kim: “O Do Not Love Too Long,” “He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven,” by Yeats
    Si-Hwa Moon: “From the Dressing-Room” by Medbh McGuckian
    Eunji Lee: “It’s A Woman’s World” by Eavan Boland
    Seonggyu Kim: “When You Are Old,” “No Second Troy” by William Butler Yeats
    Seung-Myo Sunim: “Sailing to Byzantium” by Willliam Butler Yeats
    Jim O’Sullivan: “Afterlives,” by Derek Mahon
3:40-3:50 pm: Guitar & Singing (Dongguk University Student)
3:50-4:00 pm: Two Irish Ballads: Violin Performance:
4:00-4:30 pm Break and Video: Irish musicians

Part III:

Mr. Bernard Hughes (Actor and Director, BH Productions)

4:30-5:00 pm: Marathon Reading of Joyce's Ulysses:
Prof. Andrew LaFlamme (Foreign Language Center, Dongguk University)
Prof. Virginia Chambers (Foreign Language Center, Dongguk University)
Prof. Ewha Chung (English, Sungshin Women’s University)
Prof. Oakley Atteson (English, Dongguk University)
Prof. Ms. Ruth Parkin (Deputy Chief of Mission, Irish Embassy)
5:00-5:20: Chorus by Dongguk Faculty Chorus Club

5:20-5:40 pm Transnational Poetry: Undergraduate Students have presentations about transnational poetry

5:40-5:50 pm: A Bloom’s Day Celebration by the Student Body of Dongguk Univ. English Department
5:50-6:00 pm: Closing


Yeats Journal of Korea has issued Vol. 35(Summer 2011), Vol. 36(Winter 2012), Vol. 37 (Summer 2012).

In particular, Vol. 36 includes the papers from 2011 Yeats International Conference as follows:

“Yeats, A Vision, and Art History” by Albright, Daniel; “Yeats’s Double Visions” by Harper, Margaret; “Searching for the Meaning of Gaiety in W. B. Yeats’s “Lapis Lazuli”” by  Jeong, Sinnu; “Yeats’s Spiritual Transnational Poetics in Book III (“The Soul in Judgment”) of A Vision” by Kim, Youngmin; “Yeats’s Influence on African American Literature: A Case Study of Derek Walcott” by Luo, Lianggong; “Metaphors for Poetry: Reflections on W. B. Yeats’s A Vision” by Mathews, Peter; “Yeats’s Victorian Modernism” by Pratt, Linda Ray; “Yeats’s One-Act Play The Pot of Broth: Dramaturgy of the Lyrical and the Mystical” by Rhee, Beau La;  “Expressionism in W. B. Yeats and Jack Yeats” by Rhee, Young Suck; “Yeats, Beckett and Friel: Tradition or Counter-Tradition?” by Roche, Anthony; “A Romantic Revolutionist and Counter-Discourse: Decanonization of Yeats's Poetry” by Kang, Min Gun; “Yeats’s Anima Mundi and the Spirit of Place” by Kim, Jooseong; “W. B. Yeats, Nature, and Modern Korean Poetry: Jeong Ji-yong and Some Later Poets” by KWAK, Hyo Hwan; “Yeats and Nietzsche: Affirmation of the Apollonian and the Dionysian” by Yoon, Ilhwan; “Sex and Love in George and W. B. Yeats's Automatic Script” by Yoon, Jung-Mook; “The Hybridity in W. B. Yeats’s Early Poetry” by Cho, Jung Myung; “Nietzsche’s influence shown in Yeats’s Poems” by Hong, Sung Sook

Jams Joyce Journal  of Korea has issued Vol. 17.1(Summer 2011), Vol. 17.2(Winter 2011).

IASIL JAPAN—Masami Nakao, President

IASIL JAPAN is the main forum for Irish studies in Japan, and it has two main activities: holding an annual conference and publishing the association bulletin, the Journals of Irish Studies.  In 2011, we held our conference from October 8 to 9 at Doshisha University, Kyoto, under the overall theme, ‘History and Healing in Irish Writing’, with Prof. Paul Muldoon and Prof. Clair Wills as the guest speakers.  Along with Prof. Muldoon’s wonderful reading of his own work, Prof. Wills’ insightful lecture on Post-war Irish literature, and a number of papers read by our members, we held two fruitful panel discussions: ‘Wounds and Cures in Irish Literature’, and ‘Irish Writers’ Responses to Neutral Ireland 1939-1945’.  The 26th issue of the Journal of Irish Studies was published at the same time, featuring a number of refereed articles and reviews.

    The renowned W. B. Yeats Exhibition of the National Library of Ireland continued to tour as panel exhibition in Japan.  The most recent exhibition was held at the campus museum of the University of Tokyo, where it also commemorated the inauguration of an academic cooperation agreement between the University of Tokyo and Trinity College Dublin.  A bilingual reading of Yeats’s poems and a new production of The Dreaming of the Bones opened the exhibition, and Terence Brown, Emeritus Professor at Trinity College, gave a guest lecture.  Later this year, a Noh version of At the Hawk’s Well will be performed in conjunction with the Yeats Exhibition at Toyo University. 

    We are happy to report that the study of Irish literature is as vibrant as ever, and that cultural exchange between Japan, Ireland, and other countries continues to thrive.