Teaching Charlotte Riddell’s Irish Gothic Fiction

Dr Dara Downey   About a year ago, I found myself (in a situation that will be familiar to many scholars) teaching far outside my comfort zone. I am first and foremost an Americanist, and, rightly or wrongly, have spent much of my career carefully avoiding what often seems to me to be the ideologically … Continue reading Teaching Charlotte Riddell’s Irish Gothic Fiction

IASIL 2017: New Horizons for Irish Literary Studies

by Rebecca Graham, University College Cork If, during the last week of July, you were searching for members of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL), your quest would have taken you all the way to Singapore. This city-state in South East Asia may not be the first place you think of … Continue reading IASIL 2017: New Horizons for Irish Literary Studies

Expanding Connections: Bodies in Transit 2

by Dr Maureen O'Connor, UCC In 2015, the Spanish government funded an international research project, “Bodies in Transit/ Cuerpos en Tránsito”, involving a number of scholars interested in representations of gender and difference in the present moment, using theories of posthumanism (especially those of Rosa Braidotti and Donna Haraway) and globalisation and the transnational, with … Continue reading Expanding Connections: Bodies in Transit 2

Impressions of RSVP’s (Research Society for Victorian Periodicals) 2017 Conference in Freiburg, Germany

Nora Moroney, Trinity College Dublin Germany’s Black Forest, surrounding the city of Freiburg, does not conjure up immediate associations with Victorian periodicals, familiar as it is to most of us for picturesque scenery and delicious confectionary. But last month its historic university played host to RSVP’s annual conference on the theme of ‘Borders and Border … Continue reading Impressions of RSVP’s (Research Society for Victorian Periodicals) 2017 Conference in Freiburg, Germany

The Irish Identity Of George Egerton

By Eleanor Fitzsimons On 19 July 2017, Dr Whitney Standlee of the University of Worcester wrote a wonderful blog post for the Irish Women’s Writing Network describing her experiences at George Egerton and the fin de siècle, an inaugural two-day conference held at Loughborough University in April 2017. On day two, Dr. Standlee delivered a fascinating … Continue reading The Irish Identity Of George Egerton

George Egerton and the Fin de Siècle

Dr Whitney Standlee, University of Worcester I remember precisely the moment I first discovered her. It was twelve years ago, I was sitting on a chair in a foyer waiting to meet with my prospective MA supervisor, and I was reading a story I had started the night before: a story I found promising in … Continue reading George Egerton and the Fin de Siècle

Numbers, Narratives, and New Perspectives

Inspirations from the ‘Irish Women Playwrights and Theatremakers’ Conference by Dr Anna Pilz (UCC)   There was a palpable sense of historical significance in the air when activists, theatre practitioners as well as national and international scholars descended upon the Drama & Theatre Studies Department at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick for the ‘Irish Women … Continue reading Numbers, Narratives, and New Perspectives