Department of English Seminar Series | Sex and socialism:is there a “political turn” in contemporary Irish fiction

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Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 16:00 to 18:00
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About this Event

Panel will include Michael Cronin (MU, chair); Chris Beausang (MU); Niamh Campbell (UCD); Caoilinn Hughes (TCD)

A Zoom link for the event will be sent the day before the panel.

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Sex and socialism: is there a “political turn” in contemporary Irish fiction panel includes:

Chris Beausang has recently submitted his Maynooth Ph.D dissertation entitled “Diachronic Delta: A computational and dialectical approach to literary history” and is the author of a forthcoming novel, Tunnel of Toads, from Marrowbone Books.

Niamh Campbell is a former Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Maynooth University and current Writer in Residence at University College Dublin. She is the author of Sacred Weather: Atmospheric Essentialism in the Works of John McGahern (Cork UP, 2019) and of the novel This Happy (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020), and winner of the 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award.

Caoilinn Hughes is a winner of the Moth Short Story prize and current Writer Fellow in Trinity College Dublin. She is the author of the novels Orchid and the Wasp (Hogarth Press, 2018) and The Wild Laughter (Oneworld Publications, 2020).