ACIS Mid-Atlandtic Regional Conference: Re-Viewing Ireland Irish Culture in Words, Music, and Images 1 and 2 October 2010

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RE-VIEWING IRELAND. Irish Culture in Words, Music and Images. 1 and 2 October 2010 Caspersen Graduate School, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, USA Irish culture is known throughout the world. But what is it that makes Irish culture both distinctive and recognizable? At the beginning of the twenty-first century, is there a consensus on what constitutes Irish culture? This conference will explore, re-view and re-evaluate Irish culture in its multiple manifestations. Suggested topics include: sheela-na-gigs and standing stones; the legacy of Joyce, Wilde, Yeats Shaw and Beckett; from the Clancys to Clannad; art and identity; Riverdancing around the world; political messages in banners and murals; churches and censorship; pubs as purveyors of culture; writers in exile; plays and playwrights; Arran sweaters to Kilkenny Design; depictions of the Troubles; images of Irish women; children's literature; Ireland through colonial eyes. Professors Christine Kinealy and Bill Rogers Conference Chairs Proposals should be c. 350 words and submitted by 1 July 2010, to: