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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? 2,134 more words

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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. 1,546 more words

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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. 1,186 more words

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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 special emphasis on the implications of neoliberalism for conceptualising subjectivity. 507 more words

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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. 877 more words

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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… 2,084 more words

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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 its opening pages and which grew ever more exciting as I read it. 1,180 more words

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