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CFP: ISAANZ 26 Disruptions and Transitions

12-14 December 2023, Australian Catholic University. Melbourne. From the recent disruptions of the pandemic to those of emigration and diaspora, Irish history and literature include both large-scale and personal divergences from anticipated futures. These disruptions have initiated transitions to new cultural, political, social, and disciplinary terrains that are often connected to Australia and New Zealand. For ISAANZ 26, the convenors welcome papers on any aspect of Ireland, Irish Australia or Irish New Zealand, or the Irish diaspora generally. In particular, we invite papers addressing the themes of disruption and transition.

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2023 Postgraduate Prize Winner

2023 Winner of AJIS/ISAANZ postgraduate essay prize is Laoighseach Ní Choistealba for her essay titled “Donegal Anti-Pastoral: Masculinity And Landscape In Two Poems By Francis Harvey And Cathal Ó Searcaigh”. The editors received a wide field of excellent essays and wish to thank all those who entered the competition.

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CFP: 10th Celtic Studies Conference

25 September 2023. The Tenth Australian Conference of Celtic Studies will be hosted by Celtic Language Teaching and Research,  School of Art, Communication and English, The University of Sydney from Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 September 2023 in person at The University of Sydney and online. Online sessions will take place in the early evening Sydney time, to facilitate international participation, and will be projected in the conference room for those attending in person.Papers are invited on any topic falling within the academically recognised discipline of Celtic Studies.  Papers taking a comparative or reception approach to areas within Celtic Studies are also…

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CFP: Global Irish Diaspora Congress 2023

13 March 2023. The Global Irish Diaspora Congress which was scheduled for July 2020 will now be held from Wednesday 19 to Saturday 23 July 2023 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. The closing date for new submissions for review is Monday March 13th 2023 at 17:00 GMT.

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CFP: RISE. Review of Irish Studies in Europe

1 March 2023. Remapping Irish Literary and Cultural Landscapes in the Mid-Twentieth Century. This special issue of RISE defines mid-twentieth century as from the 1930s to the 1970s—roughly coinciding with the conservative years of “de Valera’s Ireland,” starting from Fianna Fáil entering government in 1932, up until Seán Lemass’s programmes of economic expansion which led to Ireland’s European Economic Community membership in 1973. It understands literary and cultural landscapes in the broadest term: horizontally as a geographic space with borders real and imagined; vertically as a space where high and low cultures clash and commingle. We welcome studies that examine…

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