Lauren Jean, a PhD student in History with an Irish Studies graduate minor, has been awarded the American Conference of Irish Studies’ (ACIS) 2020 Larkin Dissertation Research Fellowship.
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.
With nearly 27.000 deaths due to COVID-19, Spain has suffered greatly. As the country emerges from lockdown, what are the effects of the virus on Spain's economy and social services? José Brownrigg-Gleeson Martínez, a former Keough-Naughton postdoctoral fellow, posted this report on RTÉ Brainstorm.
In her prize-winning A Landscape of Words: Ireland, Britain and the Poetics of Space, 700-1250 (Manchester University Press, 2019), Faculty Fellow Amy Mulligan demonstrates that medieval Irish thinkers and writers possessed a sophisticated consideration of space, place, and identity. Their ideas about place, both religious and secular, circulated throughout Europe and had a great impact from the Middle Ages onward on the “spatial turn” that occurred throughout the globe.
With remarkable ingenuity and creativity, arts organizations throughout Ireland have reached out to citizens isolated in their homes. Yet, lacking live audiences and patrons, the COVID-19 pandemic poses an existential threat to the arts. Catherine Wilsdon, the Keough-Naughton Institute's Dublin Programme Manager & Liaison comments.
How are Ireland and other European governments responding to the widespread increase in domestic violence during the global COVID-19 pandemic? Clare O’Hare, a lawyer and doctoral candidate at the University of Notre Dame Law School as well as an active member of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies Graduate Student Working Group and a Graduate Fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, comments.
The latest book by Keough-Naughton Faculty Fellow Robert Schmuhl, Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor Emeritus of American Studies and Journalism, has been nominated for the 2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.
Enrico Terrinoni, Full Professor Chair of English Literature at Università Per Stranieri di Perugia and a Visiting Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute in Fall 2019, writes about completing his new translation of James Joyce's Ulysses while in quarantine. The translation is a task he is undertaking in a country suffering greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic and in a city rendered eerily quiet by it.
Clare O’Hare, a lawyer and doctoral candidate at the University of Notre Dame Law School as well as an active member of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies Graduate Student Working Group and a Graduate Fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, comments on restrictions on travel imposed by governments in France and Ireland to deal with the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is operating virtually.