ISAANZ 25 Postponed, MISS Goes Online

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 the ISAANZ 25 has been postponed until the middle of 2021. The Organising Committee looks forward to the opening of trans-Tasman travel and welcoming ISAANZ members to Auckland next year. Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar (MISS) will be resuming via Zoom in August. Check back for details.

Membership and journal subscriptions due

AJIS Volume 20 will be posted to all current subscribers in August. Membership renewals are also due for the 2020-21 financial year. Membership for waged individuals is $20; and is free for postgraduate students, casual academics, pensioners and also those experiencing financial hardship at this time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

O’Donnell Fellowship in Irish Studies

Applications for the O’Donnell Fellowship are currently open for 2021 and will close Friday 31 July 2020. The global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and international travel restrictions may result in the dates of the Fellowship changing for 2021 which is beyond our control. it is a fluid situation and we are willing to postpone the dates of the Fellowship as agreeable to both parties.

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).


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