DEADLINE EXTENDED: Emerging Voices in Irish Studies

deadline for submissions: 
February 2, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
University of Connecticut Irish Studies Alliance

The University of Connecticut’s Irish Studies Alliance will hold a graduate student conference that aims to bring together new and emerging scholars in the field from colleges and universities throughout the Northeast. We are interested in papers that highlight recent and developing debates in Irish Studies and showcase the ways emerging voices participate in these conversations. Due to this conference’s focus on emerging voices in the field, we will accept advanced undergraduate and graduate student work. We invite papers from a wide array of disciplines and encourage interdisciplinary work as well as scholarship that uses innovative methodologies. The conference welcomes proposals on all aspects of Irish Studies,
including the history, language, literature, culture, art, film and politics of Ireland and its diaspora. Emerging voices will bring to the field of Irish Studies both new insights in recent debates and fresh perspectives on established avenues of inquiry.

The UConn Irish Studies Alliance is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Lennon, Emily C. Riley Director of the Center for Irish Studies and Associate Dean of International and Interdisciplinary Initiatives at Villanova University will return to UConn (where he earned his PhD) to give the keynote address at the conference.

The conference will take place on Saturday, March 3rd in downtown Hartford.

The organizers invite 250 word proposals for 20 minute presentations. Please send your proposal, along with a brief 50 word bio to Please include “Emerging Voices Proposal” in the subject of your email. The deadline for proposals has been extended to February 2, 2018.

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Conference organizers: Sarah Berry, Sarah Bertekap, and Mollie Kervick, University of Connecticut