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Lord Rosse's Great Telescope

Author: Todd Boruff

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During the summer of 2014, University of Notre Dame senior Anastasia Wright spent three weeks in Ireland studying the 19th-century astronomer William Parsons, the third Earl of Rosse. Lord Rosse is best known for building a 72-inch telescope, the largest in the world until the early 20th century. “He trained his own workers. He built his own forge. I found that really fascinating and that got me wondering why someone like him would be building such a thing at the time,” said Wright, a history

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2015 Spring Semester Irish Studies Courses Announced

Author: Margaret Lloyd

In Spring 2015 students may choose among Irish Studies class offerings in Irish language - from beginning to advanced, an introduction to Irish writers including Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde and Brian Friel, as well as the story of Irish America.
 
Taught by Keough-Naughton faculty fellows in Irish Language and Literature, History, English, Gender Studies, Anthropology, Film, Television, and Theatre, and American Studies departments, classes encompass a wide range of Irish history, literature, drama and language. Class offerings include:…

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Lecture explores role of Irish Literature in world

Author: Clare Kossler

Ph.D. candidate Kara Donnelly discussed the role of Irish literature relative to other literary genres in the lecture “Contemporary Irish Novels and World Literature in English: The Case of the Irish Booker” at Flanner Hall on Friday.

Donnelly said she wanted to examine specifically the influence of Irish literature on the world stage.…

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Keough-Naughton Institute Part of New Keough School of Global Affairs

Author: Dennis Brown

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The University of Notre Dame announced on Wednesday, October 1, the creation of the first new college or school at the University in nearly a century—the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs. R. Scott Appleby, a scholar of global religion and a member of Notre Dame’s faculty since 1994, will serve as the Marilyn Keough Dean of the school.

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Meet Keough-Naughton Fellow Sophie Sweetman McConnell

Author: Margaret Lloyd

Keough-Naughton Fellow Sophie Sweetman McConnell

The Institute is joined this semester by visiting fellow Sophie Sweetman McConnell.  Sophie’s association with the Keough-Naughton Institute began when she was tipped off by her brother, Richard Sweetman, to attend the initial Irish Seminar “Memory and History: Ireland 1500-2000” in Dublin in 1999.  A member of the Ireland Council, Richard did everyone a good turn that day, as the Institute since has benefitted from Sophie’s intellect, warmth and good humor.…

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Irish Language and Literature Major Caelin Miltko

Author: Margaret Lloyd

Irish Language and Literature Student Caelin Miltko

Just a sophomore, Caelin Miltko jumped headfirst into Irish Studies and is maximizing the opportunities available to students in the Irish Studies program.  An English, Irish Language and Literature supplementary major with a minor in Journalism, Caelin came to Notre Dame to major in Irish.  Reading works by W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney and Bobby Sands at her Montana high school inspired a deep interest in the subject and her research indicated Notre Dame was the best place to pursue that interest.…

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Meet Nathaniel Myers

Author: Margaret Lloyd

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Nathaniel Myers, English Ph.D. 2015, explores the tightrope walk between public and private grief in his dissertation “Death Matters: Lyric, Affect and Ethics in British and Irish Elegy.”  Examining elegies written by Irish poets Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Maeve McGuckian and British poets Jeffrey Hill and Denise Riley, Nathaniel considers the language and form these writers used in their public expression of private grief and finds that “the personal work of mourning is always also cultural.”…

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