CFP: Silence . . . and Irish Writing, June 25-28, 2014

And we though astonished are dumb’

W. B. Yeats, The Only Jealousy of Emer


‘Speaking of talking, what if I went silent?’

            Samuel Beckett, The Unnameable                                        ‘oh

so quiet’

                                                                                         Ciaran Carson, ‘Breaking’

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Emilie Morin, University of York

                                                         Dr. Emer Nolan, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Pázmány Péter Catholic University


Mikszáth tér 1.



 Conference Web Page:

Because of the high quality and the high quantity of proposals received, the conference will be extended to Saturday morning, June 28, to facilitate an additional panel session of paper presentations. A limited number of further proposals will be accepted. Priority will be given to proposals that address the conference theme effectively, dealing with one or other of the following categories:

1)      women’s writing ; 2) drama; 3)  Seamus Heaney 4) Michael Longley; 5) Brian Friel

Papers should last twenty minutes maximum. Please send a proposal of 200-250 words and a personal biographical description of 100 words to the following email address, bearing the message description ‘Budapest Irish Conference Proposal’:

The final deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, February 21, 2014.