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Events

Mon Nov 18, 2019

Finnegans Wake: On Infinite Translation

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Location: Hesburgh Library, Rare Books and Special Collections

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On the occasion of the publication of the final volume of the Italian translation of Joyce’s Finnegans Wake completed by Enrico Terrinoni and Fabio Pedone on May 4 2019 -  the eightieth anniversary of the original publication of Joyce’s definitive book - the entire six volumes will be presented to Notre Dame's Hesburgh Libraries. 

The event will include a roundtable on the issues of translatability and reading as a modality of "infinite translation", featuring one of the two Italian translators and editors of the work, Enrico Terrinoni, along with Declan Kiberd, Theodore Cachey, David Lummus, and members of the Notre Dame Finnegans Wake Reading Group.

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Thu Nov 21, 2019

"How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story" (Des Henderson, 2016)

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Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

How To Defuse A Bomb The Project Children Story

The extraordinary untold story of how a NYPD bomb-disposal expert played an important role in helping defuse the decades-old Troubles in Northern Ireland by bringing vulnerable children to America for a summer of peace. Featuring an exclusive contribution from Bill Clinton and narrated by Liam Neeson.

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Fri Nov 22, 2019

"Ireland at the Crossroads"

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Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium

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Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 there has been a seamless border on the island of Ireland. Brexit brings with it the possibility of a return to a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland as well as the potential for renewed instability on the island. Join us for a panel discussion of Brexit’s impact on Ireland, North and South, as well as the role of the United States in the region. 

Speakers

Katy Hayward, Political Sociologist, Queen's University Belfast and Fellow, The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of Ireland, 2011-2017

Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s 18th Ambassador to the United States

With moderator Gary Murphy, Professor of Politics Dublin City University and Visiting Fellow, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

Reception following

Presented with the generous support of the Brian J. Logue Fund for Northern Ireland

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