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Irish Ethnomusicologist and Musician Aileen Dillane’s Semester-long Visit Educates, Enlightens and Enlivens the Notre Dame Campus

Author: Mary Hendriksen

 

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In Fall 2017, Professor Aileen Dillane of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick was the Herbert Allen & Donald R. Keough Visiting Faculty Fellow and the Moore & Livingston Faculty Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. A dynamic teacher and performer, she did much during her semester on campus to illustrate how different genres of "Irish" music have been experienced, re-imagined and extended over the years and how music is central to discussions and representations of Irish and Irish-American identity.

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Declan Kiberd’s After Ireland: Writing the Nation from Beckett to the Present

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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Faculty Fellow Declan Kiberd has published his latest book After Ireland: Writing the Nation from Beckett to the Present (Harvard University Press, 2018). In it, he explores works of nearly 30 modern poets and writers—John Banville, Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, Claire Keegan, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Edna O’Brien, and Frank O’Connor, among them—and, through their poems, plays, short stories, and novels, traces the development of what he calls an “early warning system” to abuses and catastrophes.

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