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Thu Jan 16, 2014

The Theatre of Memory Symposium

Location: Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland

Declan Kiberd

Declan Kiberd, the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies will speak at the The Theatre of Memory Symposium, a three day symposium from January 16th to 18th at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.  The symposium will debate the role of theatre in commemoration as those gathered try to unlock the myths of our past to understand the present.…

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Fri Jan 24, 2014

From Oral Culture to Open Access: Yeats, Lorca, and the Digital Turn

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Location: 424 Flanner Hall

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On Friday, January 24th at 3:30 PM in 424 Flanner Hall John Dillon presents “From Oral Culture to Open Access: Yeats, Lorca, and the Digital Turn.”   A Notebaert Graduate Presidential Fellow in the Department of English, John received his B.A. from Harvard University and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. within the interdiscplinary design of the Keough-Naughton Institute. Working with Professors Declan Kiberd and Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, his dissertation focuses on the intersection of folklore and European modernism.  Together with fellow graduate student Nathaniel Myers, John produces Breac

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Mon Jan 27, 2014

Irish-American Novels and Songs in the Nineteenth Century: Emigration, Memory, and Counterstream Influences

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Location: 424 Flanner Hall

Rolf Loeber

Magda Loeber

Rolf Loeber and Magda Loeber, University of Pittsburgh, present “Irish-American Novels and Songs in the Nineteenth Century: Emigration, Memory, and Counter-stream Influences” on Monday, January 27th at noon.  Rolf, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Epidemiology and Magda, Professor of Psychiatry, are the co-authors with Anne Mullin Burnham, of A Guide to Irish Fiction 1650-1900.

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Fri Jan 31, 2014

Ireland Among Others

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Location: 424 Flanner Hall

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Dr. Katarzyna (Kasia) Bartoszyńska will present "Ireland Among Others” on Friday, January 31st at 3:00 PM in 424 Flanner Hall. Kasia received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago in 2011. She currently teaches at Bilkent University in Turkey. Her research is centered on the development of the novel, with a particular interest in comparative or transnational approaches to literary history. Her dissertation, "Distant Realities: Fictionality in Polish and Irish Literature," used a series of close readings of Polish and Irish novels to challenge the idea that the novel's development is inherently towards realism, and that 'romantic' elements of fiction are unsophisticated remnants of an obsolete literary practice. The project also entailed a consideration of how the peripheral positions of Poland and Ireland on the European socio-political stage shaped their literary trajectories. A second project continues this research, reflecting on ways of conceptualizing the relationship between literature and history, theories of minor writing, and methodologies of comparative studies.…

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Fri Feb 7, 2014

George Moore and the Formation of an Irish Urban Modernism

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Location: 424 Flanner Hall

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On Friday, February 7th at 3:00 PM in 424 Flanner Hall Distinguished Short Term Visiting Fellow Liam Lanigan offers a lecture "George Moore and the Formation of an Irish Urban Modernism."

Liam Lanigan is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Cork. He has previously taught at National University of Ireland, Maynooth, University of Kaposvar, Hungary, and University College Dublin, where he received his PhD in 2011. He is the author of Dublins of the Future: James Joyce, Urban Planning, and Irish Modernism, forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan.…

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Fri Feb 21, 2014

Irish Laws, Irish Ways and Irish Philology: Cultural Continuity in 19th Century Ireland

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Location: 424 Flanner Hall

Joep Leerssen

On Friday, February 21 at 3:30 PM in 424 Flanner Hall, Joep Leerssen of the University of Amsterdam will present a lecture "Irish Laws, Irish Ways and Irish Philology: Cultural Continuity in 19th Century Ireland."  Joep Leerssen, professor and chair of Modern European Literature at the University of Amsterdam, is currently a visiting professor at the University of Toronto. 

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Fri Feb 28, 2014

Northern Irish Poetry after the Troubles

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Location: 424 Flanner Hall

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Professor Eric Falci, University of California, Berkeley, will give a lecture "Northern Irish Poetry after the Troubles” on Friday February 28th at 3:30 pm in 424 Flanner Hall. Eric received his Ph.D. at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2010 and his work focuses on Poetry, Irish and 20th and 21st century British Poetry. His book on contemporary Irish poetry, Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010

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Mon Mar 17, 2014

Feast of St. Patrick's Day Mass

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Location: Basilica of The Sacred Heart

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Mass for the feast of St. Patrick's Day 

Bishop Kevin Rhoades, presiding
Monday, March 17th 5:15 PM
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Bilingual Irish/English Roman Catholic Mass

Music from the Irish repertoire of the Notre Dame Folk Choir (including uilleann pipes) as well as Irish dancing by the Notre Dame Irish Dancers…

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Fri Mar 21, 2014

Suffrage, Citizenship and Nationhood in Ireland, 1912-1918

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Location: 424 Flanner Hall

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Dr. Senia Paseta, St. Hugh's College, University of Oxford, will present "Suffrage, Citizenship and Nationhood in Ireland, 1912-1918" on Friday, March 21st at 3:00 PM in 424 Flanner Hall. Dr. Paseta is a historian of modern Ireland whose current research focuses on the history of women and political activism in Britain and Ireland.  Her most recent publication, Irish Nationalist Women, 1900-1918 

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Seachtain na Gaeilge: Celebrate Irish Language Week!

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Location: LaFortune Student Center

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In celebration of Irish Language week, the Department of Irish Language and Literature and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies presents three opportunities to experience Irish culture. 

On Monday, March 17th from 6 to 8 PM celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Traditional Irish Music

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Sat Mar 22, 2014

Film: A Shine of Rainbows (2009)

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Browning Cinema

Film: A Shine of Rainbows

In cooperation with the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Family Film Series

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:00 PM

Directed by Vic Sarin 
With John Bell, Connie Nielsen, Aidan Quinn 
Rated PG, 101 minutes, DVD 

A truly inspiring story of one ordinary family’s extraordinary journey. An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell (Connie Nielsen) to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire’s reluctant husband Alec (Aidan Quinn) refuses to accept Tomás as his own son, the boy drifts down a fateful path of adventure and self-discovery, illuminating how rainbows can shine around — and within — us all. Admission to this event is free but requires a ticket. …

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

Inaugural Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture: “Gaeilge anois labharfar: Travails of the Irish Language”

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Location: Rare Books Room, Hesburgh Library

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Cormac Ó Gráda is Emeritus Professor of Economics at University College Dublin. His major books include Ireland: A New Economic History 1780-1939 (1994), Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce (2006) and Famine: A Short History (2009). Co-editor of the European Review of Economic History,  Professor Ó Gráda is a member of the Irish Economic and Social History Society as well as the Royal Irish Academy, where he received the Academy's Gold Medal in 2010.…

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Fri Apr 4, 2014

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Alice Stopford Green and the Contest for Irish History

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Location: 424 Flanner Hall

Ciaran Brady

The Keough-Naughton Institiute for Irish Studies presents Ciaran Brady, Trinity College Dublin, who will give a lecture "Alice Stopford Green and the Contest for Irish History" on Wednesday, April16th at noon in 424 Flanner Hall.   Ciaran is the author of several books concerning Irish and English history in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, including British Interventions in Early Modern Ireland

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Fri Apr 25, 2014

National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar

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Location: 424 Flanner Hall

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James "Wes" Hamrick, 2013-2014 Keough-Naughton Institute National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow presents "Revising the Public Sphere in the Four Nations" on Friday April 25th at 4 PM in 424 Flanner Hall.  

His work will be reviewed by three scholars who will each present a topical lecture during the seminar: Katie Trumpener, Yale University; Niall Ó Ciosáin, NUI Galway and Murray Pittock, University of Glasgow.  Christopher Fox, University of Notre Dame, will moderate the seminar.  …

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Sat Apr 26, 2014

Film: Life's a Breeze (2013)

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Browning Cinema

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Co-sponsored with DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Showing at 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm

For tickets see: Here

Directed by Lance Daly 
Not Rated, 88 minutes, DCP 

Life’s A Breeze is a feel-good recession comedy about a family struggling to stay afloat and stay together through hard times. Unemployed slacker Colm (Pat Shortt), his aging mother Nan (Fionnula Flanagan) and his niece Emma (Kelly Thornton) must overcome their many differences to lead their family in a race against time to find a lost fortune.…

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Fri May 16, 2014

Mon Jun 16, 2014

2014 Irish Seminar

Location: O'Connell House, Dublin, Ireland

Irish Seminar: 'The Vernacular Imagination'

The Irish Seminar runs from June 16th to July 4th, 2014 based in O'Connell House, Dublin.  

Deriving from a Latin word that signifies a home-born slave (verna), the vernacular has to do with the domestic, the native, the indigenous. Sometimes it is a near synonym of terms such as ‘folk’, ‘popular’, ‘subaltern’, ‘traditional’ and ‘particularistic’. Emphasising a privileged relationship to place, the vernacular stands in implicit (and idealized) opposition to the universal, the classical, the cosmopolitan, the urban, the hegemonic.…

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture: "To Set the Darkness Echoing"

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Location: Morris Inn - Hesburgh Room

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The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies presents the Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture at 4PM August 28th, 2014 in the Hesburgh Room, Morris Inn at the University of Notre Dame.

Poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Donald R. Keough Visiting Fellow John Kelly, St. John's Oxford, will offer poetry, prose, reflections and examination of the life and works of the Nobel Laureate. …

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Fri Sep 5, 2014

Historians, Truth and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

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Location: 424 Flanner Hall

ian mcbride

Ian McBride, Professor of History at King's College London, will give a lecture Historians, Truth and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland at 3 PM on Friday, September 5th in 424 Flanner Hall.  A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Bristish Association for Irish Studies, he has written numerous articles and papers on topics in modern Irish and British history. His published books include The Siege of Derry in Ulster Protestant Mythology

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

“Lost Republic: The Abbey Theatre’s 1916 Rebels”

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Location: 424 Flanner Hall

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Fearghal McGarry, Queen’s University Belfast, will give a lecture “Lost Republic: The Abbey Theatre’s 1916 Rebels” on Thursday, September 12th at 4:PM in 424 Flanner Hall.  A lecturer in modern Irish history, Dr. McGarry has written two works on the Easter Rising -  The Rising  Ireland: Easter 1916

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Wed Sep 17, 2014

International Open House

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Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies

ND International Open House

Please join the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and Notre Dame International at the International Open House. This is an evening dedicated to all Notre Dame students to learn more about the University's international opportunities and the benefits of studying and working abroad. Registration

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Fri Sep 19, 2014

The Multiplication of States and the Waning of Sovereignty

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Location: 424 Flanner Hall

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On Friday, September 19th at 3 PM in 424 Flanner Hall Donald Sassoon will give a lecture The Multiplication of States and the Waning of Sovereignty. Sassoon is Professor of Comparative European History in Queen Mary’s College of the University of London. He is the author of, among other works, One Hundred Years of Socialism

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Thu Sep 25, 2014

International Brendan Behan Conference: “Brendan Behan: Rescuing the Writer from the Myth”

Location: University of Notre Dame Global Gateway in Rome

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Chaired by Barry McCrea, Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English and John McCourt, Università Roma Tre, this 2-day conference will reassess the life and work of one of Ireland’s best known, most controversial, and least studied writers. It will explore the author’s writings in both English and Irish while taking stock of his overall achievement and legacy. Speakers will include Enrico Terrinoni (University for Foreigners, Perugia), Barry McCrea (University of Notre Dame), John McCourt (Università Roma Tre), Mícheál Mac Craith (formerly of NUI Galway).…

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Fri Sep 26, 2014

"Making a Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1922"

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Location: Rare Books Room, Hesburgh Library

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Historian Roy Foster, Hertford College, Oxford presents a lecture "Making a Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1922" on Friday, September 26th at 4PM in the Rare Books Room, Hesburgh Library.  One of Ireland's best known and influential historians, Foster is the author of the impactful Modern Ireland, 1600-1972 

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Fri Oct 3, 2014

Hibernian Lecture: "Chief O'Neill's Music of Ireland"

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Location: William J. Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

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Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin is an Irish musician who holds the Professorship of Music at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, which he founded at the University of Limerick. As a pianist he is widely acknowledged as having originated a unique Irish piano style out of an Irish traditional music base. Ó Súilleabháin has given concerts around the world and has released more than 10 CD recordings of his own compositions and arrangements performed by the Irish Chamber Orchestra under his direction.…

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Sun Oct 12, 2014

Julie Fowlis: "Music of the Scottish Isles"

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Leighton Concert Hall

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Within the ‘Music of the Scottish Isles’ Tour theme, Julie and her band, will be performing tracks from her newly released studio album 'Gach sgeul' ('Every story'); as well as favourites from previous highly acclaimed and award winning albums.

Co-sponsored by the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.…

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Fri Nov 7, 2014

“Contemporary Irish Novels and World Literature in English: The Case of the Irish Booker”

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Location: 424 Flanner Hall

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Kara Donnelly will give a lecture“Contemporary Irish Novels and World Literature in English: The Case of the Irish Booker” at 3PM Friday, November 7th in 424 Flanner Hall. 

Donnelly is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at Notre Dame where she is a University Presidential Fellow.  Donnelly received her B.A. in English and French from Wellesley College in 2006 and her M.A. in English from New York University in 2010. Kara studies post-WWII fiction from Britain and the former British empire with a focus on the role of cultural institutions, specifically literary prizes, in the circulation of literary texts and the construction of a contemporary canon. She is currently working on her dissertation, entitled “The Booker Prize and Popular Postcolonial Literature,” under the direction of Professor Declan Kiberd. Her article, “Metafictions of Development,” is forthcoming from the Journal of Commonwealth Literature.…

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Fri Nov 14, 2014

“Queering the Early Modern Irish Colonial Encounter”

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Location: 424 Flanner Hall

Sarah McKibben

Sarah McKibben, Associate Professor of Irish Language and Literature, presents a lecture “Queering the Early Modern Irish Colonial Encounter” at 3:00 PM Friday, November 14th in 424 Flanner Hall. 

Sarah McKibben joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2002. She received her M.Phil. in Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Dublin and her doctorate from Cornell University (2003). In 2004, she received the Adele Dalsimer Dissertation Prize from the American Conference for Irish Studies. She is the author of 

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