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Joyce and Borges


Carlos Gamerro, a prose writer and literary scholar teaching this term at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, will add his perspective to our Institute's year of "Global Ulysses."

Borges was, if we believe his claim, the first writer of the Spanish language to read Ulysses. All through his writing life, his attitude towards his Irish peer veered between devotion and derision. The story of Borges' reading of Joyce is part of the story of the unrequited love of Argentine literature for Irish literature.

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Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008)/Film 4 in the Series "Screening the Irish Troubles"


In this, the fourth film in the series "Screening the Irish Troubles," Steve McQueen, who would later direct 12 Years a Slave, began his feature directorial career with this biopic of Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender) and other Republican prisoners jailed in Northern Ireland who performed hunger strikes in 1981. The film chronicles the various strikes performed by the group prior to the hunger strikes that garnered worldwide attention while also teasing apart the moral questions inherent to incarceration and self-punishing activism.

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New application cycle for the Keough-Naughton Library Research Award in Irish Studies: Applications due Sept. 20, 2019

Author: Mary Hendriksen


The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and Notre Dame International are pleased to announce the continuation of the Keough-Naughton Library Research Award in Irish Studies. The award provides grant funding to assist scholars who travel to use the collections of the Hesburgh Libraries for research in all aspects of Irish studies.

The application deadline is September 20, 2019.

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