This international Irish Studies conference welcomes papers relating to Ireland, to the Irish abroad and to the Irish in Australia, in areas such as, literature, language, critical theory, history, politics, religion, gender, migration, geography, economics and music. Topics that COULD be addressed include:
New Emigrants from Ireland: Professionals and Backpackers
New Immigrants to Ireland: Returning Emigrants and Asylum Seekers
The Irish, Empire and Indigenous Peoples
The Irish, the Scots and the Scots-Irish: Celtic Friends or Foes
Irish Catholicism: its Rise and Fall?
The Celtic Tiger: Endangered Species?
Northern Ireland: Whither the Peace Process?
The Irish, War and Terrorism
The Irish Language Abroad
The Irish Contribution to Folk and Traditional Music
‘Irishmen and Irishwomen’: Gender in Ireland and/or the Diaspora
The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing: an Appraisal
Revising Patrick O’Farrell’s History of Irish Australia
Irish Poetry and Drama in the Diaspora/Irish-Diaspora Poetry and Drama
James Joyce in Australia and New Zealand
Irish Studies: their Future in the 21st Century
The conference will be based at the University of Melbourne.
Professor Elizabeth Malcolm
Department of History
University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria, 3010
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