UI to host American Conference for Irish Studies
The University of Iowa will host the American Conference for Irish Studies Thursday Oct. 10 through Saturday Oct. 12 at the Iowa Memorial Union. The conference begins at 5 p.m. Thursday and concludes at 7 p.m. Saturday. All members of the public are welcome.
Registration is required, and will remain open until the start of the conference. There is an attendance fee.
Stephanie Rains of the National University of Ireland at Maynooth and Matthew Jockers of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln will give keynote addresses. Rains will explore Edwardian Ireland’s lower middle class, and Jockers will discuss Ireland as it appears through the digital lens of American and European literature.
Scheduled sessions draw upon Irish literature to explore themes such as psychology and mental health, women, masculinity, and child labor. A special reading will be given at the Samuel L. Becker Communications Studies Building to honor the late poet Seamus Heaney.
A full schedule of events and registration information can be found here.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend this event, or would like more information, contact Lecturer Thomas Keegan in advance at 319-335-0324 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.