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.
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."
The Fall Reframing 1916 tour launches this week in Buenos Aires, as part of an Irish Studies Symposium, "The Irish in America," hosted by the Escuela de Lenguas Modernas at the Universidad del Salvador.
Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary film presents Dublin's Easter Rising as a pivotal event in world history.
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.
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.
Cyril O’Regan, the Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed a faculty fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.
In a piece "Ireland vs. Empire" in the New York Times' Book Review section of Sunday, April 17, 2016, author John Williams praises Robert Schmuhl's America's Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising and Bríona Nic Dhiarmada’s The 1916 Irish Rebellion.
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.
In this centenary year of the Easter Rising, a new book by Keough-Naughton Institute Faculty Fellow Robert Schmuhl, the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism, sheds new light on the American connections to this key moment in Irish history.
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."