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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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Barry McCrea Wins "Best Book" Prize for his Languages of the Night

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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Faculty Fellow Barry McCrea, the Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English, Irish Language and Literature, and Romance Languages and Literatures, has been awarded the René Wellek Prize by the American Comparative Literature Association for the best book in the past year in comparative literature for his Languages of the Night.

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Irish Times holds a wide-ranging interview with Declan Kiberd

Author: Mary Hendriksen

In a wide-ranging interview in The Irish Times, Declan Kiberd, the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies, Professor of English and Irish Language and Literature at the University of Notre Dame, discusses "the Gaelic Revival's genius, culture as a site of struggle, the folly of compulsory Irish, today's shy students and his subversively happy childhood."

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