About this Event
Was Irish postcolonial studies too focused on empire to deal adequately with the complexities of the Irish situation historically or with the realities of contemporary neoliberal Ireland? Has Irish postcolonial studies been sufficiently attentive to the range of Irish involvements with empire? To what extent has it nurtured and sustained critical engagements with other colonial or postcolonial situations and cultures? Did Irish postcolonial studies deal with the question of capital as well as that of empire? Will twenty-first century critical frameworks offer more robustly productive modes of analysis of current cultural production and of the political dilemmas of the moment?
Panel will include Emer Nolan (MU, chair); Treasa De Loughry (UCD); David Lloyd (UC Riverside); Caoilfhionn Ní Bheacháin (UL); Lionel Pilkington (NUIG); Malcolm Sen (U Mass Amherst)
A Zoom link for the event will be sent the day before the panel.