Irish Studies

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This seminar serves as an interdisciplinary forum on all aspects and periods of Irish culture. Seminar participants come from a wide variety of fields: history, literature, art history, film studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, music, and folklore. These scholars bring to any topic under discussion a diversity of background which is stimulating and informative for all present. The concern for Irish studies as a field of scholarly inquiry is reflected in the collegial sharing of information about resources and repositories for research in the field.

Mary McGlynn

Terrence Byrne

Therese Cox

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.



09/09/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:00 PM
‘Emerging from the Shamrock’: Gender, Identity, and the Irish Step Dancing Costume
Sarah Churchill, Independent Art Historian and Assistant to Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University

10/07/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:00 PM
Early Nineteenth-Century Gaelic Antiquarianism and the Royal Irish Academy, and the magnificent manuscript facsimiles that followed
Brian Ó Broin, William Paterson University

12/02/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:00 PM
'Peasants are climbing the wall': George Moore’s A Drama in Muslin and The Land League's populist assault on the Irish Novel
Seamus O’Malley, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University

02/03/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:00 PM
‘Cancel, cancel, and begin again’: John Banville’s Path from ‘Einstein’ to Mefisto
Kersti Tarien Powell, St. Joseph's University

03/03/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:00 PM
Nativism, Economics, and Law: The Irish in American Immigration Policy
Hidetaka Hirota, City College, CUNY

04/07/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:00 PM
Tell No One: Love and Espionage in Elizabeth Bowen’s Life and Writing (1939-1942)
Patricia Laurence, City College, CUNY

05/05/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:00 PM
Gentrification as Famine in Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Literature
Jason Matthew Buchanan, Hostos Community College, CUNY