An ongoing series of interviews with working Shakespeareans, how they got started in the field, and their ongoing interests on theshakespearestandard.com.
Date: Friday, 15 May 2015
A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream at Abbey Theatre From 11 February to 28 March 2015. Directed by Gavin Quinn. Link: http://www.abbeytheatre.ie/whats_on/event/a-midsummer-nights-dream/ Reviewed by Eoin Conroy
Date: Thursday, 23 April 2015
Dr Moynagh Sullivan of Maynooth University Department of English, will give one of two Keynote addresses at the 2015 International Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS).
Date: Monday, 23 March 2015
Dr Moynagh Sullivan of Maynooth University Department of English to give Keynote address at symposium on Women and War
Dr Moynagh Sullivan of Maynooth University Department of English, will give the Keynote address at a one day symposium on Women and War: Ireland in the Twentieth Century at Newcastle University.
Date: Thursday, 19 March 2015
Guy Woodward, a graduate of Oxford University and Trinity College Dublin, has recently published Culture, Northern Ireland, and the Second World War with Oxford University Press. Guy is a lecturer in the Department of English, Spring 2015. Culture, Northern Ireland, and the Second World War explores the impact of the Second World War on literature and culture in Northern Ireland between 1939 and 1970. It argues that the war, as a unique interregnum in the history of Northern Ireland, challenged the entrenched political and social makeup of the province and had a profound effect on its cultural life. Critical approaches to Northern Irish literature and culture have often been circumscribed by topographies of partition and sectarianism, but the Second World War generated conditions for reimagining the province within broader European and global contexts. Drawing on archival research, over four chapters the book describes the activities of an eccentric collection of artists and writers during and after the Second World War, and considers how the awkward position of the province in relation to the war is reflected in their work.
Date: Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Dr Stephen O'Neill has published an article entitled "Ophelian Negotiations: Remediating the Girl on YouTube" in Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation. http://www.borrowers.uga.edu/1281/show
Date: Tuesday, 03 February 2015
Liam Lanigan, BA and MA graduate of the Maynooth University English Department and Lecturer in English (from Feb 2015), has just launched his first book, James Joyce, Urban Planning, and Irish Modernism: Dublins of the Future (Palgrave Macmillan).
Date: Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Annabel Sheehan, PhD student in the Department of English, has contributed a chapter to a recently published collections on contemporary Ireland, 'Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger Tales'.
Date: Thursday, 11 December 2014
Evelyn O’Rourke visited the exhibition “A Poet’s Dublin – Eavan Boland” currently on show in Illuminations at Maynooth University, which celebrates the poetry of Eavan Boland.
Date: Thursday, 11 December 2014
Dr Michael G Cronin, lecturer in the Department of English, has contributed essays to two recently published collections on contemporary Ireland. ‘Irish Studies between the past and the future’ appeared in Are the Irish Different?
Date: Monday, 17 November 2014