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Publication of The Cambridge History of Ireland is celebrated in Dublin, with a Seminar and President Michael D. Higgins giving a special address/The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is a co-sponsor

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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Publication of the Cambridge History of Ireland four-volume set is celebrated in Dublin, with President Michael D. Higgins giving a special address and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies a co-sponsor.

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Spotlight exhibit at the Hesburgh Library: Irish-American periodicals

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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A "Spotlight" exhibit at the Hesburgh Library sheds light on its Irish-American periodical collection — one that reveals much about networks of Irish in America, the emerging culture of Irish-Americans, and the ways in which Irish-Americans connected with Ireland.

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Florence Impens, former NEH-Keough Fellow, Publishes "Classical Presences in Irish Poetry after 1960: The Answering Voice"

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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Florence Impens, now a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the John Rylands Research Institute at the University of Manchester, has published Classical Presences in Irish Poetry After 1960: The Answering Voice (Palgrave 2018). The volume is the product of her work as a National Endowment for the Humanities-Keough Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.

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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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Keough Family's Gift Expands the Snite Museum’s Irish Art Collection

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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The Snite Museum of Art announced today a gift from the Donald and Marilyn Keough family of 19 modern and contemporary paintings by Irish artists. Combined with earlier acquisitions of 18th-century prints by James Barry and Thomas Frye and photographs by Alen MacWeeney, the gift lays the foundation for a significant collection of Irish art spanning three centuries at the University.

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