Irish Language Symposium at New York University's
Glucksmen Ireland House
The Irish studies program at New York University will be hosting a one-day symposium on the Irish language, entitled "Éigse Nua Eabhrac-An Teanga Bheo," ("The New York Conference on the Living Language") on Saturday, November 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a theatrical performance and reception to follow in the evening.
The symposium is organized by Pádraig Ó Cearúill, Irish language lecturer at New York University, and will feature a plenary address by Lillis Ó Laoire, award-winning sean nós singer and renowned scholar from the Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Limerick, entitled, "'The People Are Not as Warm to Each Other as They Were': Aspects of the Metaphorical World View of Irish." Panelists include Barra Ó Donnabháin, Máire ní Bhaoill, Hillary Sweeney, Jen Dewan, and Veve Lelé, who will present papers exploring the contemporary state of the Irish language and the rich, cross-cultural linguistic ties between Ireland and the United States. The papers will be delivered in Irish with accompanying English translations provided. The symposium will conclude with a one-man play by Mac Dara Mac Uibh Aille and a reception featuring a sean nós session by Lillis Ó Laoire.
All of the events will take place at Glucksman Ireland House, located at One Washington Mews, with an entrance on Fifth Avenue, just a half block up from Washington Square Park. Admission is free. For more information, contact Glucksman Ireland House at the addresses below.
Glucksman Ireland House
New York University
One Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003
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