QUB Irish Studies Seminars Autumn 2021
Mondays at 4.30pm: Seminars this year will be mostly hybrid – held both in person (in 27UQ/01/003) and online via MS Teams
4 Oct. Booklaunch of Crawford Gribben, The Rise and Fall of Christian Ireland (OUP, 2021). Speakers, Peter Gray, Crawford Gribben (QUB).
11 Oct. Dr Katrina Goldstone (Ind), Loyal and cosmopolitan Irishmen? Leslie Daiken and Michael Sayers, Irish Jewish writers negotiating identity and politics in the 1930s & 1940s
18 Oct. Dr Gail McConnell (QUB), ‘A grammar in which everything is significant’ (Ciaran Carson): Poems and reflections from The Sun is Open
25 Oct. Dr Clíona Ó Gallchoir (UCC) ‘Harry Ormond, of no town’: The local, the transnational and the imperial in Maria Edgeworth’s Ireland
1 Nov. Dr Shahmima Akhtar (RHUL), ‘Ireland on the Midway’: the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893
8 Nov. Dr Sophie Cooper (QUB), ‘in harmony with the people of the parish’: Working towards a multigenerational Irish community in nineteenth-century Melbourne and Chicago
15 Nov. Dr Amy Prendergast (QUB), Inhabiting and creating the diurnal environment: Place and identity in women's diaries from Ireland in the long eighteenth century
22 Nov. Dr Siobhra Aiken (QUB), Uncovering an alternative archive of testimony from the Irish Civil War (1922–23)
29 Nov. Prof. Frank Shovlin (Liverpool) The Letters of John McGahern
6 Dec. Dr Gordon Gillespie (QUB), 'Flags of our fathers?’: an inner East Belfast Survey 2001-21
13 Dec. Prof Colin Harvey (QUB), The constitutional change conversation in Ireland: where now?