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 the various forms of border-crossing—geographic, linguistic, generic—that contribute to a fuller map of Irish literature and culture in the mid-twentieth century. We especially appreciate scholarship that expands traditional disciplinary boundaries, from the fields of history, film, media, visual culture, and digital humanities.
ISAANZ and the editor of AJIS are pleased to announce the 2023 competition is now open to anyone enrolled in an MA or PhD between June 2022 and June 2023 at any tertiary institution, with essays on any aspect of Irish Studies considered. Essays entered for the prize and thus for publication in AJIS must not be submitted for publication elsewhere until after judging is completed. Submissions must be received by 31 March 2023.
10 December 2022. Ireland’s revolutionary period (1916–1923) is generally studied and approached in terms of the English language. This does not reflect the rich linguistic landscape of early-twentieth century Ireland: large sections of the country were still Irish speaking, the travelling Mincéir community were strongly grounded in their own linguistic traditions, while regional dialects and language varieties, including Ulster Scots, were not just a marker of geographic background but also of socioeconomic class. Ireland was also home to various ethnic communities, including migrants from France, Germany, Switzerland, as well as a vibrant Jewish community from Russia. This symposium invites contributions from scholars working across different languages. It aims to explore how the events of the Irish revolution and civil war were conceived and reconceived in various languages at home and abroad at different points in time and during different political moments. In an increasingly diverse Ireland, what can we learn from these multilingual legacies?
The Editorial Board of Études Irlandaises is seeking submissions for the Fall/Winter 2023 issue of the journal. Études Irlandaises is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal publishing articles in English, Irish and French which explore all aspects of Irish literature, history, society, politics, culture and arts from ancient times to the present. Études Irlandaises publishes articles on a wide range of subjects including: poetry / fiction / drama / film / music / politics / economy / social studies / archeology / architecture. Inter/transdisciplinary approaches are also encouraged. Études Irlandaises is aimed at scholars, postgraduate students, institutions specialising in Irish studies as well as people who have an informed interest in the subject.
CFP: 10th Celtic Students Conference, 30 March - 1 April 2023, University of Glasgow (In-Person & Online). The Association of Celtic Students will be holding its tenth annual conference from the 30th March to the 1st April 2023. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of greater accessibility, this year’s conference will be a hybrid event. Guests are warmly invited to attend in-person presentations at the University of Glasgow, or to attend online if they prefer. All arrangements are subject to national health advice and restrictions and may change as the situation develops. We welcome presentations in English and in any of the Celtic languages. We accept papers from current students and recent graduates on any aspect of Celtic Studies, as well as any topic associated with any of the Celtic languages, peoples, literatures, histories, and/or cultures. Conference papers should be between 15-20 minutes in length.
The Irish History Students’ Association has launched a new podcast, to provide an informal platform for students of history to network with the wider academic community. The focus of each episode will be to disseminate new student research, which could take the form of a one-to-one conversation with an experienced scholar in your field, or a panel discussion bringing together students examining a similar research topic. Students and early-career researchers in Ireland studying any historical theme or period, along with those researching Irish history abroad, are invited to submit a proposal. The deadline for the first round of proposals is 12 May 2022.
15 - 16 June 2022. We invite participants to reflect on the theme of ‘catching’ Joyce from any perspective. James Joyce has sometimes been caught – in the sense of confined – by a specialist Joyce industry. We are keen that this conference is inclusive and liberating in all senses, and we welcome those who don’t regard themselves as Joyceans. Traditional 15-20 minutes presentations are welcome. So too roundtables, seminars or themed group presentations amounting to 15-20 minutes per participant. Please abstracts by 1 April 2022.
Another year disrupted. Another unforeseen turning in the widening gyre. For this year’s conference, which will be fully online, we seek papers, panels, and roundtables on the following, as well as any or all other topics in Irish Studies: Imagined and real Irish pasts; Speculative and potential Irish futures; Irish encounters with other fields of study; Imbricated Irish experiences; Teaching Irish Studies in new contexts.