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All Institute events postponed

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While our Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies continues to operate virtually during the global coronavirus pandemic, our lectures and conferences scheduled through the spring and summer are canceled or postponed until we can gather safely.

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All Institute events postponed

Stones

While our Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies continues to operate virtually during the global coronavirus pandemic, our lectures and conferences scheduled through the spring and summer are canceled or postponed until we can gather safely.

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News

Living in Lockdown: Can Literature Help?

Author: Barry McCrea

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What can literature offer us during a pandemic? Keough-Naughton 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, taught a new "Literature and Film in Lockdown" course to Notre Dame undergraduates whose study-abroad programs were cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. That class prompted some reflections in an article in The Irish Times on how fiction can help us survive our current time of fear and uncertainty.

 

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