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NEICN Conference

NEICN Conference

Following the success of its last three international conferences: Representing-Ireland: Past, Present and Future, [2003] and The Word, The Icon and The Ritual, [2004], and Lands of Saints of Scholars, [2005] the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is hosting 'The Word, The Icon And The Ritual', which will run from 10-12 November 2006.

The conference organisers hope to represent a wide range of approaches to Irish culture from academics and non­-academics alike. Performances, roundtables, collaborative projects, and other non­-traditional presentations are encouraged in addition to conference papers. We particularly welcome proposals for panels. As with previous year’s conference, we welcome submissions for panels and papers under the thematic headings of: Ireland - Renaissance, Revolution, Regeneration in the following areas: Literature, Performing Arts, History, Politics, Folklore and Mythology, Ireland in Theory, Gender and Ireland Anthropology, Sociology, Art and Art History, Music, Dance, Media and Film Studies, Cultural Studies, and Studies of the Diaspora. North American and other international scholars, practitioners in the arts, and postgraduate students are all encouraged to submit proposals to the conference organisers. We also welcome proposals for papers in absentia for delegates who wish to participate but may find it difficult to attend the event.

The last three conferences have resulted in the publication of a selection of essays, and we hope to continue this with essays from this year’s conference.

This event, which combines an academic conference with a celebration of Irish culture, will include poetry readings by, Bernard O’Donoghue, Anne Hartigan and Catherine Byron, exhibition dancing and a conference ceilidh.

With thanks to Culture Ireland, the Irish Embassy, London, and the British Association for Irish Studies for their support.

Sponsored by Culture Ireland

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Keynote speakers include:

Mervyn Busteed -University of Manchester
Tony Hepburn -University of Sunderland
Ailbhe Smyth -University College Dublin
Gareth Reeves - University of Durham
Siobhan Kilfeather - Queen’s University, Belfast
Richard Terry - University of Sunderland


Conference information

NEICN Conference Letter








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