Friday, November 13, 2020

Georgetown University Global Irish Studies, in association with the Embassy of Ireland and the American Conference for Irish Studies, hosted:

New Directions in Irish Literature: a celebration of two major new publications from Cambridge University Press

2020 has seen the publication of two signature interventions in the field of Irish Studies–the 6-volume Irish Literature in Transition (1700-2020) series, and The New Irish Studies, both from Cambridge University Press. Four of the editors of these field-defining volumes will join us to discuss how and why they set a new agenda for the study of Irish culture in the twenty-first century. The conversation was moderated by Prof. Cóilín Parsons of Georgetown University Department of English, and featured:

  • Prof. Claire Connolly, University College Cork–General Editor of Irish Literature in Transition
  • Prof. Marjorie Howes, Boston College–General Editor of Irish Literature in Transition
  • Prof. Paige Reynolds, College of the Holy Cross–Co-editor of Volume 6 (1980 to 2020) of Irish Literature in Transition and editor of The New Irish Studies
  • Prof. Eric Falci, University of California, Berkeley–Co-editor of Volume 6 (1980 to 2020) of Irish Literature in Transition

This event was the second in a new series, “The Ambassador’s Hour” recognizing outstanding work in the field of Irish Studies, and featured opening remarks by Ambassador Daniel Mulhall of the Embassy of Ireland.

This online event is free and open to the public. If, however, you wish to make a donation to support the Global Irish Studies series of free lectures and seminars, it will be gratefully received. Please go to our Giving page to make a tax-free donation or click on the button below