UPDATE: The Word, The Icon and The Ritual: Ireland - Renaissance, Revoution, Regeneration (UK) (6/20/06; 11/10/06-11/12/06)
In Association with the North East Irish Culture Network
Fourth Annual Irish Studies Conference
10-12 November 2005
The Word, The Icon and The Ritual [iii] -Ireland - Renaissance, Revolution, Regeneration.
Following the success of its last three international conferences: Representing-Ireland: Past, Present and Future,  and The Word, The Icon and The Ritual, , and Lands of Saints of Scholars,  the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 10-12 November 2006.
The conference organisers hope to represent a wide range of approaches to Irish culture from academics and non--academics alike. Performances, roundtables, collaborative projects, and other non--traditional presentations are encouraged in addition to conference papers. We particularly welcome proposals for panels. As with previous year's conference, we welcome submissions for panels and papers under the thematic headings of: Ireland - Renaissance, Revolution, Regeneration in the following areas: Literature, Performing Arts, History, Politics, Folklore and Mythology, Ireland in Theory, Gender and Ireland Anthropology, Sociology, Art and Art History, Music, Dance, Media and Film Studies, Cultural Studies, and Studies of the Diaspora. North American and other international scholars, practitioners in the arts, and postgraduate students are all encouraged to submit proposals to the conference organisers. We also welcome proposals for papers in absentia for delegates who wish
to participate but may find it difficult to attend the event.
The last three conferences have resulted in the publication of a selection of essays, and we hope to continue this with essays from this year's conference.
This year we will have over 100 speakers in an international event that will include a book launch, traditional music and dance, drama and a ceilidh.
Confirmed Plenary Speakers Include:
Ailbhe Smyth – University College, Dublin
Mervyn Busteed – University of Manchester
Tony Hepburn – University of Sunderland
Proposals of not more than 500 words should be sent by 20th June 2006 at the latest to either of the organisers:
Dr Alison O'Malley-Younger – alison.younger_at_sunderland.ac.uk
Professor Stephen Regan – stephen.regan_at_durham.ac.uk
And copied to the conference administrator, Ms Susan Cottam – susan.cottam_at_sunderland.ac.uk
Slan agus beannacht
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
W. B. Yeats
Alison O'Malley-Younger [Dr]
Programme Leader: English and Drama
Department of English
University of Sunderland
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Received on Mon Jun 26 2006 - 18:26:56 EDT