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.

Professor Mary McGlynn

Professor Terrence Byrne

Melissa Bradley-Zrada

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



09/08/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:00 PM
Brian Friel's Beginnings
Kelly Matthews, Framingham State University

10/06/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:00 PM
Remembering Oliver Cromwell in Ireland: Folkloric, Literary and Historical Afterlives
Sarah Covington, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

12/01/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:00 PM
Tracing Architectural Vampirism in Irish Texts
Mollie Kervick, University of Connecticut

02/02/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:00 PM
Guilt Rules All: Mysteries, Detectives, and Crime in Irish Fiction
Elizabeth Mannion, Author and Editor of The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel

Fiona Coleman Coffey, Quinnipiac University

03/02/2018 Faculty House
8:00 PM
The Global Irish and Chinese: Empire, Foreign Relations, and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Policy
Barry McCarron, New York University

04/06/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:00 PM
Muse Mothers: Eavan Boland and Sylvia Plath
Heather Clark, University of Huddersfield, UK

05/04/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
8:00 PM