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March 2017

American Conference for Irish Studies will be in Kansas City, Missouri, March 29 – April 2, 2017

March 29 - April 2

The 2017 annual international meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be in Kansas City, Missouri, March 29-April 2, 2017, hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The conference welcomes proposals on all aspects of Irish Studies, including the arts, cinema, culture, history, language, literature, and politics of Ireland and its diaspora. The conference invites proposals for individual presentations, pedagogy roundtables, panels, and workshops, including submissions from graduate students and independent scholars. Especially welcome are proposals that address…

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American Conference for Irish Studies 2017

March 29 - April 2
Kansas, United States + Google Map

The 2017 annual international meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be in Kansas City, Missouri, March 29-April 2, 2017, hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The conference welcomes proposals on all aspects of Irish Studies, including the arts, cinema, culture, history, language, literature, and politics of Ireland and its diaspora. The conference invites proposals for individual presentations, pedagogy roundtables, panels, and workshops, including submissions from graduate students and independent scholars. Especially welcome are proposals that address…

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April 2017

The Great Famine and Social Class: Conflicts, Responsibilities, Representations. 20-21 April 2017, Queen‘s University Belfast

April 20 - April 21

Proposals are invited for papers which examine the causation, incidence and legacy of the Great Irish Famine in contexts of class relations, from a variety of (inter)disciplinary perspectives. The organisers invite the submission of conference abstracts up to 350 words. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes. Abstracts can be sent to p.h.gray@qub.ac.uk, before 12 December 2016. Please also include a 100-word biography. Proposals for three-paper panels are also welcome. Junior researchers are strongly encouraged to send in a proposal, as…

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Empirical Joyce – 14th April 2017 Conference

April 22 - April 24

Empirical Joyce 14th April Conference 22-24 April 2017, Kraków Empirical studies have for a long time led a marginalized life on the fringes of literary criticism, frowned upon by traditional critics as mere word counting or the collection of dry-as-dust data, based in obscure realist epistemologies and lacking a theoretical spark. Over the last years – in some fields already a few decades – they have, however, gained some ground and offered new perspectives and insights into literary works and…

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Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature Conference 2017

April 28 - April 29

Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature Theme: Betwixt and Between: boundaries and peripheries in children’s culture. Conference Dates: Friday 28th & Saturday 29th April 2017. Venue:  Dublin City University, All Hallows Campus. Keynote Speaker: Emerita Professor Máire Messenger Davies. Call for Papers Boundaries, both physical and abstract, abound in children’s literature, as factors including age, gender and class have infuenced, and continue to limit, texts provided for children, and how and where those texts are consumed. Critical debate…

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May 2017

12th Conference of the Association of Franco-Irish Studies

May 19 - May 20

Call for Papers 12th conference of AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies) Mary Immaculate College, Limerick 19-20 May, 2017 Theme: Patrimoine/Cultural Heritage in France and/or Ireland. France has always been a country which cherishes its writers, artists, musicians and intellectuals. It positively discriminates in favour of its cultural heritage, because it realises the extent to which patrimoine is what attracts such huge numbers of visitors to the Hexagon. Ireland, on the other hand, while it can point to writers, actors, musicians…

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12th conference of AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies)

May 19 - May 20

Call for Papers 12th conference of AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies) Mary Immaculate College, Limerick 19-20 May, 2017 Theme: Patrimoine/Cultural Heritage in France and/or Ireland. France has always been a country which cherishes its writers, artists, musicians and intellectuals. It positively discriminates in favour of its cultural heritage, because it realises the extent to which patrimoine is what attracts such huge numbers of visitors to the Hexagon. Ireland, on the other hand, while it can point to writers, actors, musicians…

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XVI International Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI) – Universidad de La Rioja

May 25 - May 27
Universidad de La Rioja, Edificio Filología, C/ San José de Calasanz 33
Logroño, La Rioja 26004 Spain
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Dear AEDEI members, It is a great pleasure to announce the XVI International Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI) “Fe/male Challenges in Irish Studies from the 19th to the 21st Centuries”, taking place at the University of La Rioja (Spain), on 25-27 May 2017. For further information: www.unirioja.es/aedei2017 Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/aedei/ and https://twitter.com/aedei_es

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June 2017

CFP: 2017 SSNCI conference – Irish College, Leuven, Belgium, 29-30 June

June 29 - June 30
Leuven Belgium + Google Map

2017 SSNCI conference – Irish College, Leuven, Belgium, 29-30 June Figures of Authority in 19th-Century Ireland Website: https://ssnci2017.wordpress.com/ 19th-century Ireland witnessed both the restoration of older forms of authority (e.g. the re-establishment of the Catholic hierarchy) and the rise of figures who defined new models of authority (e.g. Daniel O’Connell). New cultural and educational forces and media vied to assert authority on an increasingly literate population. Carlyle’s views on hero-worship influenced Irish intellectuals of all stripes. Romantic concepts of literary…

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CFP Competing Traditions The 20th and 21st Century Irish Literatures between Realism and Experimentation 30 June-1 July 2017

June 30 - July 1
Lodz, Poland + Google Map

The tension between realism and experimentation has marked the development of modern Irish literature, being intrinsic to the work of a number of major Irish writers. Often regarded as a father-figure of all experimental writing, James Joyce was attacked by as different commentators as Lukács and Pound for the scope and radicalness of experiment, particularly in Finnegans Wake. However, Joyce himself considered his work to be firmly set in the realist tradition. At a time when he was yet to…

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