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Living in Lockdown: Can Literature Help?

Author: Barry McCrea

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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.

 

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Report from Spain: The Strictest Lockdown in Europe/Societal Changes Ahead

Author: José Brownrigg-Gleeson Martínez

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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. 

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Faculty Fellow Amy Mulligan Wins the ACIS' Murphy “First Book” Prize for "A Landscape of Words"

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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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.

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The Arts in Ireland: The Massive Impact of COVID-19

Author: Catherine Wilsdon

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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.

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How are Ireland and other European Nations Responding to Reports of Increased Domestic Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Author: O'Hare, Clare

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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.

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Translation . .or a hundred years of ulyssitude

Author: Enrico Terrinoni

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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.

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France and Ireland: Flattening the Curve, Restricting Easter Travel

Author: O'Hare, Clare

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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.

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