Tag Archives: Irish Studies

300 years of Ireland’s literary history

Irish Literature in Transition is six-volume series from Cambridge University Press that tracks patterns of transmission and transformation between and across the centuries of Irish literature, from 1700 to the present. The general editors for the series are Boston College … Continue reading

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Dalsimer Memorial Lecture

Kate Costello-Sullivan, a BC alumna and president of the American Conference for Irish Studies, will present the Dalsimer Memorial Lecture on Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. in Connolly House. Her talk is titled “‘Fully Made She Will be Strong’: Embodiment, … Continue reading

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Bloodshed, borders and Brexit

Historian Alvin Jackson, who served as the 1996-97 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies at Boston College, will present “The Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2017: Bloodshed, Borders and Brexit” on Apr. 10 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room … Continue reading

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The other Wilde trial

Eibhear Walshe, director of creative writing and senior lecturer at University College Cork, will present “The Other Wilde Trial – The Mary Travers Scandal” on Oct. 23 in Connolly House. In his novel, The Diary of Mary Travers, Walshe imagines … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Global Revolution?

To what extent should the Irish revolution of 1919-23 be understood as part of a global—as well as national—story? Fearghal McGarry, a professor at Queen’s University Belfast, will give a talk on Sept. 12 that examines how the Easter Rising has … Continue reading

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Savage’s book on the shortlist

Boston College Robert Savage’s book The BBC’s ‘Irish Troubles’: Television, Conflict and Northern Ireland has been named to the shortlist for the 25th Christopher Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize. The winner of the prize, named for the British ambassador to Ireland who was murdered … Continue reading

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The war poets at Rapallo

Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Lauren Arrington will present “‘Shell-shocked Walt Whitmans’: W.B. Yeats and the War Poets at Rapallo” on Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Burns Library’s Irish Room. Arrington’s lecture will revisit W.B. Yeats’s attitude toward the … Continue reading

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Adoption, secrecy, and love

The 2017 Irish Writers Series at Boston College presents journalist Caitríona Palmer, who will read from her memoir, An Affair with My Mother: A Story of Adoption, Secrecy and Love, on April 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. Born in … Continue reading

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Does Terrorism Work?

Historian Richard English will present “Does Terrorism Work?” on April 10 at 4:00 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. English is the author of several books, including Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA,  Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland, … Continue reading

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Irish Studies Lecture Series: Julia Wright

The 2017 Thomas J. Flatley Irish Studies Lecture Series presents University Research Professor at Dalhousie University Julia M. Wright who will give a talk on “Supporting the Female Right to Literature: Irish Writing on Education & Authorship, 1775-1830.” Her lecture will take place April … Continue reading

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