Call for Applications: IASIL PhD Forum

IASIL PhD Forum 2018

Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Monday 23 July, 9:00-14:00


Tutors will include José Lanters (University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee), Eugene McNulty (DCU), and Ondřej Pilný (Forum convenor, Charles University, Prague).



Call for Applications


The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures wishes to announce an annual PhD Forum, at which postgraduate students will have the opportunity to present their work-in-progress and receive feedback from established scholars.


Applications are invited for a pilot run of the Forum, to take place prior to the opening of the IASIL conference at Radboud University. Applicants must be postgraduate students working on a topic within Irish literary studies and paid-up members of IASIL. Applications should take the form of a 3 000-word document outlining the student’s dissertation project and his/her current state of research, and should be accompanied by a brief CV (500 words) and confirmation of their IASIL membership from the IASIL Treasurer.


Eligible participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The Forum can accommodate 10 students, who will be divided into two groups based on the area of their work. At the Forum, students will be asked to make a 5-minute presentation introducing their work to the group (the use of presentation software is encouraged); this will be followed by a detailed response to the students’ submission from two tutors, and a general discussion. Lunch will be provided for the participants.


Participation at the Forum does not preclude the possibility of presenting a paper at the conference.


Other graduate students are welcome to sit in at the Forum and join the discussion.


Applications or queries are to be sent to the Forum coordinator, Eliza Spakman, at by 30 May 2018. Acceptance will be confirmed by 8 June 2018.