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UL English lecturer on panel for EU Prize for Literature Ireland 2019

Belfast author Jan Carson has won the EU Prize for Literature Ireland 2019 for her novel The Fire Starters. The award is worth €5,000 and is dedicated to supporting emerging talent throughout the European Union and to promote quality literature and its translation into other European languages. University of Limerick lecturer Sorcha de Brún from… Continue reading UL English lecturer on panel for EU Prize for Literature Ireland 2019

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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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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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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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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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UL researchers to take part in Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien

The Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O'Brien will take place 23-26th February in a variety of locations around Limerick City. The Festival, formerly known as Kate O’Brien Weekend, is this year celebrating its 33rd edition. The event continues to honour the life and works of the Limerick author, while attracting prominent participants from all… Continue reading UL researchers to take part in Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien

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Book launch of Women Writing War: Ireland 1880-1922

The essay collection Women Writing War: Ireland 1880-1922, edited by Tina O'Toole, Gillian McIntosh & Muireann O’Cinnéide, was launched in UL on 25th November. The collection is the outcome of a collaborative international project on women’s writing and conflict. Opening proceedings, Dr Breda Gray (UL) outlined the work of the UL-NUIG Gender ARC (Academic Research… Continue reading Book launch of Women Writing War: Ireland 1880-1922

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Researcher profile: Dr Marina Cano

Dr Marina Cano recently joined the English section at the School of Culture & Communication, University of Limerick from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Once upon a time I took a plane to Scotland. The plan was to stay for one year, but I ended up staying for eight years. During this time, I… Continue reading Researcher profile: Dr Marina Cano

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AHSS Faculty represent UL at IASIL conference

The Faculty of AHSS was well-represented at this summer’s conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, the largest professional association concentrating on Irish literary scholarship. Participants included Drs Tina O’Toole, Christina Morin, Maggie O’Neill, and doctoral student Iva Yates (School of Culture & Communication), and Drs Joachim Fischer and Michaela Schrage-Frueh… Continue reading AHSS Faculty represent UL at IASIL conference