Irish Studies Seminar | Newberry

Irish Studies Seminar

“Hibernia siue Irlanda insula maxima inter Brittanniam & Hispaniam,” by Ferrando Bertelli, 1560.

The Newberry Irish Studies Seminar provides a forum to further understanding of Irish culture both nationally and globally by bringing together scholars from across this methodologically varied discipline. We welcome papers that address a wide range of topics pertaining to Ireland, including but not limited to memory, diaspora, religion, class relations, emigration and immigration, social movements and activism, culture, politics, gender and sexuality, violence, medicine and health. We are particularly interested in works that feature new or novel approaches to Irish Studies and which focus on underrepresented aspects of Irish culture, literature, or history.

The Irish Studies Seminar is supported by Mr. and Mrs. William F. Mahoney and Christine and Michael Pope, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, and the DePaul University Irish Studies Program.

If you have questions, please contact seminar co-coordinators, Keelin Burke, the Newberry, Bridget English, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Colleen English, Loyola University.

The Call for Proposals for 2021-2022 is now closed. Please check back in May 2022 for more information.

This seminar is free and open to faculty members, independent scholars, graduate students, and interested members of the public. Each session features a work in-progress paper that will be pre-circulated; please visit the session pages below to register and receive the pre-circulated paper.

Seminar Schedule 2021-2022

Friday, September 24, 2021
Seeing Wilde Songs: Charles T. Griffes’s Synaesthesiaic Musical Settings of Oscar Wilde’s Poetry, Zan Cammack, Utah Valley University
Friday, October 29, 2021
Stubborn Forms: Modernism in Irish Women’s Contemporary Fiction, Paige Reynolds, College of the Holy Cross
Friday, November 19, 2021
The Ethical-political role of Irish Young Adult Authors in Interpreting Ireland’s Legacy of Shame through a Feminist Lens, Jennifer Mooney, Dublin City University and Marino College
Friday, February 4, 2022
Seamus Heaney and the Impact of Translation: Rendering the Italian Texts of Dante and Pascoli, Joseph Heininger, Dominican University
Friday, March 18, 2022
Walking and Sailing West with John Keats: Belfast in 1818, Claire Connolly, University College Cork
Friday, April 22, 2022
Reimagining ‘Irishness’ in the time of Covid19 & Black Lives Matter:Temple Bar Tradfest and Ireland in Music 2020,Aileen Dillane, University of Limerick