Ulysses in Plaguetime – Online, 16 June 2020

How do you celebrate James Joyce’s great modernist novel Ulysses in a time of plague? This year we are creating 18 short films, one for each of the book’s episodes, and streaming them on Facebook. Directed by Jennifer Sarah Dean (founder of Melbourne Shakespeare Company), with an Australian and international cast, the virtual festival will be narrated by Max Gillies and will run from 8am until late on 16 June 2020.

Launch recordings: Irish Literature in Transition

Launch of the Cambridge University Press six-volume essay series Irish Literature in Transition, a new and dynamic account of Ireland’s literary history over 300 years. This event featured introductory remarks from Professor Jane Ohlmeyer (TCD) and Professor Patricia Coughlan (UCC), followed by a panel discussion with the individual volume editors, chaired by Professor Chris Morash (TCD).

Winner announced: ISAANZ / AJIS Postgraduate Prize

Ellen Orchard, of Queen’s University, Belfast is the winner of the 2020 ISAANZ / AJIS Postgraduate essay prize for her essay titled: ‘Canny womb with a view: Northern Irish poetry and the womb’. There was a high quality field of essays from Ireland, Canada, USA, UK and NZ this year and we also send our best […]

12th AGM in Adelaide, 11 December 2019

12th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ) will be held at Flinders University, Victoria Square, Adelaide on Wednesday 11th December 2019 at 3:30pm (ACDT). Members and supporters are encouraged to attend. The following documents can be viewed or downloaded from the AGM page. Financial members who are unable […]