The Irish border has been a source of inspiration for fiction, non-fiction, art and photography. It is a site for multiple and varied writing and research projects seeking to understand the everyday lives of border dwellers, activists, peacemakers, paramilitaries and smugglers. It is a border that runs through areas of natural beauty -- undulating hills, wetlands, lakes and rivers that continue to shape people’s engagement with a divided island. Soon, with Brexit, this border will become an EU frontier – changing once more in form and function.
The panel will consider representations of the border through time. Our speakers include:
- Garrett Carr, author of The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland’s Border
- Brian McGilloway, author of the Inspector Devlin series set in Tyrone/Donegal borderlands
- Lorraine Dennis, Prisons Memory Archive
- Anthony Haughey, Dublin Institute of Technology
- Aisling O Beirne, Ulster University
- Katy Hayward, Mitchell Institute
- Ulrike Vieten, Mitchell Institute
To register or reserve your place, please contact Fiona Murphy at F.Murphy@qub.ac.uk.
For a full programme of events please download the Spring Festival Programme 2017.