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Call for Papers
Shakespeare and the Irish Writer (IRL) (2/24-25/06)
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Shakespeare has been a significant imaginative force and also a figure of
contestation for the Irish writer. In light of recent work on ideological
appropriations and rewritings of Shakespeare, this conference proposes to
explore how Irish writers such as Yeats, Joyce, Shaw, Wilde, Beckett,
and, more recently, Frank McGuinness, have both drawn upon and reacted
against Shakespeare the playwright and poet, industry, and cultural icon.
To what extent, for instance, does the playful iconoclasm of Joyce and
Shaw involve an "Irish appropriation" of Shakespeare? By exploring such
issues, the aim of the conference will be to think critically and
historically about the multiple meanings of "Shakespeare in Ireland".
Proposals for papers of 25 minutes duration are invited on the following
or related topics:
The Irish writer (in English and in Gaelic) and Shakespeare; Shakespeare,
Intertextuality, and the Irish Writer; The Reception of Shakespeare in
Ireland; Comparative analysis of Irish rewritings / Postcolonial
rewritings of Shakespeare; Shakespeare and/ in Irish Studies; Reading
Shakespeare in Ireland.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent by 12/2/05 to Dr
Stephen O'Neill, Department of English, NUI Maynooth, Maynooth, Co.
Kildare, Ireland or email (within body of mail only) to
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