Irish Studies Graduate Colloquium


Location: B101 Jenkins Nanovic Halls


Join us for the second Irish Studies Graduate Colloquium, initiated and organized by graduate students associated with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.

12 noon: Julian Dean (English): Ghosts, Magic, and the Modernist Coven in WB Yeats’s At the Hawk's Well

12:30: Lauren Jean (History)“The Heart of the Tyrant is Rotten Within:” Ulster Weaver Poetry and a Diasporic Antislavery Movement in the Atlantic World

1:00  Clare O'Hare (Law): Marriage: Secular or religious? Recent developments in Irish and English case law on the status of religious marriages

Each graduate student will present his or her research for 10-12 minutes and then receive questions and comments from the audience for approximately 15 minutes. All students presenting have papers in progress and are eager to receive feedback on their work to date. The idea is to create a space to present work-in-progress, with the intention that the authors walk away with useful feedback that will help progress the work towards publication. 

Lunch provided.  (Please RSVP to Mary Hendriksen at so that we have enough lunches on hand.)

We encourage graduate students and faculty in any discipline to attend. 

Please feel free to attend just one of the three talks or as many as your schedule allows.