International Brendan Behan Conference: “Brendan Behan: Rescuing the Writer from the Myth”

Location: University of Notre Dame Global Gateway in Rome


Chaired by Barry McCrea, Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English and John McCourt, Università Roma Tre, this 2-day conference will reassess the life and work of one of Ireland’s best known, most controversial, and least studied writers. It will explore the author’s writings in both English and Irish while taking stock of his overall achievement and legacy. Speakers will include Enrico Terrinoni (University for Foreigners, Perugia), Barry McCrea (University of Notre Dame), John McCourt (Università Roma Tre), Mícheál Mac Craith (formerly of NUI Galway).