UPDATE: Shakespeare and the Irish Writer (12/2/05; 2/24/06-2/25/06)

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Stephen O'Neill
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Call for Papers
Shakespeare and the Irish Writer (IRL) (2/24-25/06)
National University of Ireland, Maynooth and University College Dublin

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.

Conference Organisers: Dr Janet Clare and Dr Stephen O'Neill

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 stephen.oneill_at_nuim.ie

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