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UL Journalism students receive 17 nominations in National Media Awards

UL journalism students have secured a record number of nominations in the National Student Media Awards. Limerick Voice, which was named newspaper of the year in 2018, has been nominated for the third year running in a number of different categories including: Newspaper of the Year Layout and Design Website of the Year Frances Watkins,… Continue reading UL Journalism students receive 17 nominations in National Media Awards

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BBC Africa Editor Fergal Keane to give keynote lecture in UL

The BBC Africa Editor Fergal Keane will give a keynote lecture at a major journalism conference in the University of Limerick on Thursday April 11th 2019. Mr Keane who is the new Adjunct Professor of Journalism at UL will give the keynote lecture on: Journalism and Democracy under Siege: How Can We Combat the Threat… Continue reading BBC Africa Editor Fergal Keane to give keynote lecture in UL

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UL English lecturer wins Robert Rhodes Prize for Books on Literature

Congratulations to Dr Tina Morin (School of English, Irish and Communication), who was recently awarded the prestigious Robert Rhodes Prize for Books on Literature for her monograph The Gothic Novel in Ireland, c. 1760-1829. The prize is named in honour of a founding member of the American Conference for Irish Studies, which held its annual… Continue reading UL English lecturer wins Robert Rhodes Prize for Books on Literature

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Conference report: EFACIS PhD seminar in Irish Studies in Leuven

Tracy McAvinue, second-year PhD candidate in the School of English, Irish and Communication, is researching the representation of “Home” by Irish women writers in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Funded by the Faculty of AHSS, Tracy attended the EFACIS PhD seminar in Irish Studies in Leuven. She writes about her experience here: In September 2018… Continue reading Conference report: EFACIS PhD seminar in Irish Studies in Leuven

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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) 

By Marie Gethins, PhD candidate with the School of English, Irish, and Communication. University of Limerick "The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) held its 40th anniversary conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico over 20-23 February. Spanning more than 70 areas, topics ranged from Animation Studies to Zombie Culture and everything in-between. With a mission to promote innovative… Continue reading Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) 

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Yeats in India conference

This February, the Irish writer W. B. Yeats (1865–1939) finally got the trip to India he never took in person. Professor Margaret Mills Harper (UL) and Professor Dhananjay Singh from the Centre for English Studies at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) co-hosted a two-day conference in New Delhi on Yeats and India. Yeats’s interests in… Continue reading Yeats in India conference

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Sebastian Barry in Conversation with Prof. Joseph O’Connor

UL Creative Writing hosted Laureate for Irish Fiction, Sebastian Barry, in Conversation with Prof Joseph O'Connor, at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance on Thursday 7th March. A capacity audience of 230 attended, including UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald and Mrs Fitzgerald.  Sebastian Barry gave a spellbinding twenty-minute reading from his Costa-award-winning novel… Continue reading Sebastian Barry in Conversation with Prof. Joseph O’Connor

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UL to be a Centre for Sports Media

A new course aimed at training the next generation of sports journalists has been launched in University of Limerick. Rugby icon Keith Wood, Irish Examiner sports Editor Tony Leen and RTE sports presenter Jacqui Hurley are among the top sports media industry figures who are involved in the MA in Journalism, Sport programme which gets… Continue reading UL to be a Centre for Sports Media

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Tales of the Final Year Project

By Shaunagh-Marie O'Reilly, 4th year BA in English and History student at University of Limerick The Final Year Project or FYP is the beginning of the end of your journey as an undergraduate, which gives the project a bitter-sweet feeling as you prepare to submit your work. Realistically, if you enjoy working on your FYP… Continue reading Tales of the Final Year Project

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‘Yeats and India’ conference launch

Prof. Kerstin Mey and Prof. Meg Harper (School of English, Irish and Communication) are pictured with HE Brian McElduff, Irish Ambassador to India, at today's launch of the 'Yeats and India' conference co- organised by the University of Limerick and host JNU University, Delhi. Meg Harper gave the keynote lecture and both Prof. Mey and… Continue reading ‘Yeats and India’ conference launch

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35th Limerick Literary Festival

This year, UL Creative Writing is supporting the 35th Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien, 22nd to 24th February. The Festival has a wonderful line-up of writers: acclaimed journalist Lara Marlowe, bestselling author Louise O’Neill, award winning essayist Emilie Pine, renowned biographer Lyndall Gordon, critically acclaimed novelist David Park, no 1 bestseller Liz… Continue reading 35th Limerick Literary Festival

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The medium matters: new research into reading comprehension shows paper is preferred to digital screens

We live in an era of ever more swift and pervasive digitisation. Digital technologies offer tremendous opportunities with respect to the production, access, storage and transmission of information, at the same time as they challenge a number of long established reading practices. Over the last four years a group of almost 200 scholars and scientists… Continue reading The medium matters: new research into reading comprehension shows paper is preferred to digital screens