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June 2017

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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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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July 2017

Geographies of Comparison: Ireland / Africa

July 6 - July 9

Geographies of Comparison: Ireland / Africa (ACLA 2017, Utrecht, July 6-9, 2017) Ireland was, as Robert Young writes, England’s first and always exceptional colony. But it was far from the only one. Its unique colonial status has yielded productive scholarship addressing its anomalous integration into the colonial world. While this scholarship has resulted in some excellent work on Ireland / India relations and an influential volume on the ‘green and black Atlantic’ that performed a valuable intervention in addressing the…

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IASIL2017 NTU-Singapore 24-28 July, 2017

July 24 - July 28

Ireland’s Writers in the 21st Century  Keynote Speakers Professor Derek Attridge ● Professor Margaret Kelleher ● Professor Gerry Smyth   Guest Writers Marina Carr ● Julian Gough ● Belinda McKeon ● Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill Second Call for Papers (Closing: March 15, 2017) The political, economic, cultural, and artistic histories of Ireland are deeply intertwined with its rich tradition of writing in Irish and English, with generations of writers greatly contributing to broader literary categories like the realist novel, European modernism,…

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September 2017

4th International Postgraduate Conference in Irish Studies

September 8 - September 9

Influences, Intersections, Interactions 4th International Postgraduate Conference in Irish Studies The 8 - 9 September 2017 Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic Contact e-mail: praguepostgraduate@gmail.com CALL FOR PAPERS Paper proposals are invited for an international conference which aims to bring together postgraduate projects in the area of Irish Studies. Following the success of “The Politics of Irish Writing” (2009), “Boundary Crossings” (2011) and “Tradition and Modernity” (2013),  we wish to continue offering discussion space for graduate students…

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October 2017

Irish Time? Temporalities in Irish Literature and Culture (October 12-13, 2017)

October 12 - October 13

Symposium at The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin October 12-13, 2017 Convenors: Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg) and Christopher Morash (Trinity College Dublin) Call for papers available now: https://irishtimesymposium.wordpress.com/callforpapers/ Please send inquiries and abstracts to: irishtimesymposium@gmail.com by May 1, 2017. For more information, please visit our website or read the project outline below. Project Outline At 2:00 a.m., Sunday, 1 October, 1916, Irish time changed. Up until that point, time in Ireland was regulated by the Statutes (Definition of…

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2nd International Conference Atlantic Communities: Translation | Conflict | Belief | Ideology (19th – 21st October 2017)

October 19 - October 21

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto (Portugal) CETAPS – Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies     Co-org. University of Porto | University of Vigo | Queen’s University Belfast Confirmed keynote speakers: Ástráður Eysteinsson (Univ. of Iceland) Hephzibah Israel (The Univ. of Edinburgh) Jorge Vaz de Carvalho (Univ. Católica, Lisboa) The conference: This conference is the second in a series designed to explore the connections between notions of translation (as practice and object of inquiry, but also as…

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November 2017

Journal Estudios Irlandeses: Call For Papers Issue Nº 13

November 1

Estudios Irlandeses invites authors to submit contributions —in either English or Spanish— that engage in a critical and original way with aspects of Irish literature, history, arts and the media, for its Issue Nº 13, to be published in March 2018. Submissions should be sent via email to contributions@estudiosirlandeses.org not later than November 1st 2017.

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Ireland in Space – American Conference for Irish Studies Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

November 3 - November 4

Ireland in Space American Conference for Irish Studies Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference (Georgetown University, Washington DC, November 3-4, 2017)   Contact email: ACISMidAtlantic2017@georgetown.edu Organisers: Irene Jillson, Gerard Mannion, Cóilín Parsons While the ‘spatial turn’ has long since been appropriated as a central aspect of the social sciences and the humanities, the interdisciplinary field of Irish Studies has, arguably, yet to explore fully the prospects of engaging with questions and methodologies of space and spatiality. From the ‘distant reading’ of Franco Moretti to Lefebvre’s…

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The World of Swift; Swift and his World. A Celebratory Conference

November 24 - November 25

The Irish Studies Research Centre, the Institute of English Studies, and Spechel (The Society for the Popularisation of English Culture and of Hungarian Culture in the English Language Medium) are organizing a conference dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift. The conference will be held on 24-25 November 2017, at the University of Pécs. In 2017, we also celebrate the 650th anniversary of Hungary’s first university, founded in Pécs in 1367, which we honour with this professional event, too. Thematic…

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