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October 2017

Irish Prisons: Perspectives on the History and Representation of Irish Forms of Containment

October 26 @ 8:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
Belfast United Kingdom + Google Map
Mountjoy Campus, North Circular Road, Dublin 7, Ireland, containing four prisons including: Mountjoy Prison; the Dóchas Centre; St. Patrick's Institution; and the Training Unit.

Upcoming conference on "Irish Prisons: Perspectives on the History and Representation of Irish Forms of Containment" which will take place on October 26 and 27, 2017, in The Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast. Final programme here.  

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November 2017

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: 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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April 2018

Jornadas internacionales. Samuel Beckett: Literatura y traducción

12/04/2018 - 13/04/2018

UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA – CÁCERES FACULTAD DE FILOSOFÍA Y LETRAS 12-13 ABRIL 2018 Source:,_Pic,_1_(cropped).jpg Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) es un escritor de enorme trascendencia para la literatura tanto irlandesa como universal que ha alcanzado la talla de icono cultural en tiempos recientes. La fama mundial le llegó con Esperando a Godot (1953), una obra escrita en francés que de inmediato él mismo tradujo al inglés, siendo este un patrón que se repetiría a lo largo de su vida. Asimismo, tradujo…

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June 2018


14/06/2018 @ 12:00 am - 16/06/2018 @ 11:59 pm

George Moore: Transnational and Cosmopolitan Networks on the Page and Canvas At Moore Institute, NUI Galway with sessions at Coole Park, Galway. ‘I wrote The Untilled Field, a book written in the beginning out of no desire of self-expression, but in the hope of furnishing the young Irish of the future with models. Yeats said that I had learned the art of presentation in Paris, and in 1900 we believed that the Irish language could be revived. I wrote “The…

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July 2018

Panel on Edgeworth at ECSSS, Glasgow, 17 – 21 July 2018

17/07/2018 @ 12:00 am - 21/07/2018 @ 11:59 pm
University of Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom + Google Map

Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society Conference 2018 Panel: “Maria Edgeworth and Scottish Enlightenment Networks” Maria Edgeworth’s involvement with Scottish Enlightenment thinking has long been recognized, but much yet remains to be discovered about the extent, complexity and implications of her engagement with the ideas of Adam Smith, David Hume, William Hunter, Hugh Blair, Dugald Stewart and other philosophers, scientists and writers from that era. ECSSS (the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society) will meet at the University of Glasgow from 17 to 21…

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October 2018

“Crossing Borders: Contemporary Anglophone Theatre in Europe” Conference. Paris, October 11-12, 2018

11/10/2018 - 12/10/2018

Organised by Paris 13, Lyon 2, University Grenoble-Alpes, RADAC The privileged position enjoyed by contemporary Anglophone theatre goes unquestioned. Since the end of the Second World War its creativity, inventiveness and originality have brought it to prominence throughout Europe. Writers such as Samuel Beckett, Edward Bond, Harold Pinter or Sarah Kane, whose voices are so distinctive that critics find it hard to classify them, have left their mark; plays that critics and scholars have categorised as representative of social or…

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