Past Event:

The focus of the Literature of Irish Exile Autumn School, now in its fourteenth year, remains on how emigrants from Ireland have given expression in words to feelings of exile. Part of the programme will take place in the stimulating setting of the Outdoor Museum of the Ulster-American Folk Park. The rest will be in the warmth of the Library of the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies. The aim is to give members of the public a friendly opportunity to meet and mix with experts on some of the less well-known aspects of 'exile' in Irish literature.

The Fourteenth Literature of Irish Exile
Autumn School

Saturday 12th October 2013






“Breakfast time back home”:
Media Representations of Irish Emigration 

Main Speaker:

Arthur Sullivan is an expert on the history of Irish film and television who has a particular interest in the theme of emigration, one of the true grand narratives of Ireland’s cinematic, televisual and media culture. From the very first cinematic renderings of Ireland in the early 1900s to the various strands of today’s wide-ranging media climate, emigration remains a theme as engaging to audiences as it is lucrative to advertisers. This presentation is a broad study of media representations of migration to and from Ireland, and the development of that theme over time. There is a specific focus on the cinematic and the televisual, including the medium of advertising.



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Fee: £20.00 stg (£15.00 concession for students, unwaged and senior citizens)
Includes: registration, morning tea/coffee, lunch, afternoon
tea/coffee and drinks reception.

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