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IRISH Seminar 2016: Classical Influences

Author: Mary Hendriksen

 

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With the theme "Classical Influences," the 2016 IRISH Seminar took participants to Dublin and Kylemore Abbey as they examined Irish culture from a number of different historical, sociological, and literary perspectives —all with the aim of recognizing the wide-ranging impact of Greek and Roman models on the development of Irish society.

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Marilyn Keough (1926-2016)

Author: Mary Hendriksen

From Christopher Fox, Professor of English and Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies:

"It is with great regret that I announce the passing of Ireland Council member Mickie Keough, without whose help the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies would not exist.  We send our thoughts and prayers to all the members of the Keough family." 

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Breac launches its children's literature issue

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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The digital journal Breac, based at the University of Notre Dame, has launched its children's literature issue. Edited by Anne Markey (The Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature) and Aedín Clements (University of Notre Dame), this issue of Breac reevaluates children's literature in Ireland and abroad from new and important perspectives. 

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Amy Mulligan Wins a Second Major Grant—a Fulbright—on Top of her NEH Grant for her “A Landscape of Words: Ireland, Britain, and the Poetics of Irish Space from 700-1300.”

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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Keough-Naughton Institute Faculty Fellow Amy Mulligan has won a second prestigious grant—this one, a Fulbright—for her innovative, wide-ranging study on the poetics of Irish place across multiple periods and from different national perspectives, particularly Ireland, Britain, and Scandinavia.  Earlier this academic year, she received news of support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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