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The Global Spread of Irish Gothic

Dr Christina Morin (School of Culture and Communication) was recently invited by the Irish Ambassador to Poland, Gerard Keown, to participate in a series of Irish gothic-themed lectures. The dead, the undead and the supernatural have always been important elements of Irish culture and tradition. The ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, the pre-cursor to Halloween,… Continue reading The Global Spread of Irish Gothic

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Postgraduate Programmes Shortlisted for National Awards

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick are delighted to announce that four of our postgraduate courses have been shortlisted for Postgraduate Course of the Year by Grad Ireland: Postgraduate Course of the year in Arts & Humanities School of Culture and Communication - MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning School… Continue reading Postgraduate Programmes Shortlisted for National Awards

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Tina O’Toole an invited speaker at The Politics of Aestheticism symposium in France

Dr Tina O'Toole (School of Culture & Communication) was an invited speaker at the recent symposium on "The Politics of Aestheticism" held at the Fondation des Treilles in France in early October 2017. The symposium brought together fifteen internationally recognized specialists in Victorian and modernist literature, to debate the links between British aestheticism and politics… Continue reading Tina O’Toole an invited speaker at The Politics of Aestheticism symposium in France

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Dr David Coughlan at the ACLA 2017 Annual Meeting

Dr David Coughlan, supported by funding from the AHSS Faculty Research Committee, attended the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2017 Annual Meeting at Utrecht University in July. He co-organised a successful three-day seminar entitled "Derrida's Interviews: As If in Person," with Prof. David Huddart of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the independent scholar Dr… Continue reading Dr David Coughlan at the ACLA 2017 Annual Meeting

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International Pragmatics Association biennial conference in Belfast

By Dr Maria Rieder, School of Culture & Communication From Sunday 16th July to Friday 21st July the International Pragmatics Association held their 15th biennial conference in Belfast and I was delighted to be able to attend this prestigious and major global conference. The conference was this time hosted by the Ulster University and took… Continue reading International Pragmatics Association biennial conference in Belfast

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PG presentation at ‘Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century’ conference

School of Culture & Communication and GOIPG student Paula McGrath recently presented a paper to ‘Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century’ conference, which took place 8th-9th September at Sheffield Hallam University. The conference was organised by the PG CWWN (Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network), and sought to position the post-2000 work of established authors… Continue reading PG presentation at ‘Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century’ conference

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Yianna Liatsos presents at ACLA conference in Utrecht

Dr Yianna Liatsos has participated in two separate three-day panels on Embodiment and Literature at the 43rd annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association, held from July 6-9th at the University of Utrecht and centered on the topic of “Precarity.”   The conference, which is annually attended by nearly 3000 participants, is widely recognized for… Continue reading Yianna Liatsos presents at ACLA conference in Utrecht

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Iva Yates presents at IASIL Conference in Singapore

Iva Yates, a PhD candidate at the School of Culture and Communication, presented her paper titled “Cathleen Ní Houlihan and Antígona Pérez: A Nationalist Irish-Puerto Rican Connection” at the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL) conference, which took place at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore from 24-28 July. The paper analyses the… Continue reading Iva Yates presents at IASIL Conference in Singapore

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Faculty of AHSS welcome event for 1st years

Yesterday evening the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences held a welcome event for our new first year students. The UL First Seven Week's theme for Week 3 is 'Meet Your Advisor', and this event allowed our students to meet their advisor and sign up for a one-to-one meeting. The Faculty provided free food… Continue reading Faculty of AHSS welcome event for 1st years

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Use of Collaboration Assignments to Support Online Learning Communities

Dr Darina Slattery (Technical Communication and Instructional Design, School of Culture and Communication) recently received funding from the AHSS faculty research committee to attend, and present at, the IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm 2017), which took place in Madison, Wisconsin from 23-26 July 2017.  The conference website is sites.ieee.org/pcs/procomm2017. Dr Slattery co-presented a paper titled… Continue reading Use of Collaboration Assignments to Support Online Learning Communities

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Prof Emeritus Tom Moylan wins lifetime achievement in Science Fiction award

We are delighted to congratulate our esteemed colleague Professor Emeritus Tom Moylan on receiving the Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association. This prestigious award, now in its 46th year, is given in recognition of lifetime achievement in science fiction research. Tom is the first Irish academic to be awarded this honour. A list… Continue reading Prof Emeritus Tom Moylan wins lifetime achievement in Science Fiction award

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Researcher profile: Caron Barry

Caron Barry is a PhD student in the School of Culture and Communication at UL under the supervision Professor Margaret Mills Harper. Her research is focused on the connection of W. B. Yeats to the visionary poets William Blake and Dante Alighieri. Her research deals primarily with the symbolic and mystical elements in the works… Continue reading Researcher profile: Caron Barry