XV Symposium of Irish Studies in South America

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic alongside the political and social crises that have emerged as a consequence, the XV Symposium of Irish Studies in South America, organized by the Brazilian Association of Irish Studies in South America (ABEI) and the W.B. Yeats Chair of Irish Studies, intends to promote“virtual encounters” between scholars from many fields across the continent and the globe.

The history of nations has been marked by several traumatic events such as revolutions, lost wars, fall of empires, plagues, market collapses and their subsequent outcomes: unemployment, forced migrations, genocides, terrorism, famines among others.

The Symposium will coincide with the I Online Irish Film Series in Brazil, organized by the WB Yeats Chair in partnership with Spcine — the City of São Paulo’s film agency. The series will stream four Irish fictions between September 17th and 30th, covering a wide range of themes and genres. The highlight of the program is Frank Berry’s Irish Prison film, Michael Inside (2017), awarded Best Film in the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2018.

Thus, the XV Symposium of Irish Studies in South America is an invitation for academics to connect in order to contemplate the ways in which global crises have shaped the arts, literature, and culture. It is also an opportunity to reflect upon the struggles the world has been facing against an invisible common enemy.

Invited Speakers Include:

John Banville

Mary O’Donnell

Alan Gilsenan

Audrey Robitaillié

Juan F. Elices Agudo

Marisol Moráles Ladrón

Justin Harman

Luci Collin

Maria Eugenia Cruset

Maria Graciela Eliggi

Maria Veronica Repetti

Paula Ortiz

Viviana Keegan

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