Tag: Irish Studies

IASIL 2018: Reimaging Traditions

Dr Lindsay Janssen This year’s IASIL (International Association for the Study of Irish Literature) conference, ‘Reimaging Traditions’ was held at Radboud University, Nijmegen (the Netherlands; RU). RU is my alma mater and although I do not work there anymore, I was asked to co-organise…

Tracking ‘Norah’

Dr Lindsay Janssen At various occasions during the past few years, people have asked me why a Dutch Indonesian like myself is working in the field of Irish studies; where is the connection? Where does the appeal come from? Indeed, until ten years ago,…

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…

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…

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…