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National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar

Keough NEH Fellow Florence Impens

Florence Impens, 2014-2015 Keough-Naughton Institute National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow presents “The Answering Voice: Classical Intertextuality in Contemporary Irish Poetry” on Friday, April 24th at 3:30 PM in 424 Flanner Hall. 

Her work will be reviewed by two scholars who will each present a topical lecture during the seminar: Vona Groarke, University of Manchester and James I. Porter, University of California, Irvine. Isabelle Torrance, University of Notre Dame, will moderate the seminar. …

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Irish Seminar 2015



Peripheral Modernities? Ireland, Argentina, Latin America

27th June – 11th July 2015

IDES, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Under the direction of Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, the Irish Seminar will explore Irish Studies in a non-Anglophone and a global context.  The project is not comparative for its own sake, but seeks to ask new questions about Ireland and Irish Studies in the world by looking at parallels with Argentina (and indeed with Latin American Studies). We also wish to explore aspects of the Irish experience specific to Argentina – Irish emigration to the region, the Irish community there, the reception of Irish literature in this part of the southern hemisphere. We hope that our stay in this dynamic and sophisticated metropolis will challenge our notion of Irish Studies.…

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Video: Arts and Letters Students Intern on 1916 Documentary in Ireland

Author: Todd Boruff

Katie Brennan

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this project and to be in Dublin. It’s an amazing opportunity,” said Katie Brennan, a sociology major in the College of Arts and Letters. During the summer of 2014, Brennan and three other University of Notre Dame undergraduates interned on the production of 1916: The Irish Rebellion, a three-part television documentary set to air on PBS, the BBC, and Irish broadcaster RTÉ in 2016.

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Notre Dame Produces Liam Neeson-Narrated Documentary to Remember Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Liam Neeson

The University of Notre Dame will play a major role in the international celebration of the centenary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, which was announced Tuesday, March 31 in Dublin by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. A documentary television series, 1916: The Irish Rebellion, produced by Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, will be broadcast worldwide during the centenary, which memorializes the events in Dublin on Easter Week a century ago, when an insurrection started a process that culminated in an independent Irish state and accelerated the disintegration of the British Empire.

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