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New EFACIS communications officer and student representative

27/092018

New EFACIS communications officer and student representative

Eva Kerski is a doctoral student at the University of Wuppertal and holds a BA in English and American Studies and Latin Philology and an MA in Editorial Scholarship. Both were completed in Wuppertal, where she also worked as a tutor and student assistant for the English and American Studies Department (Literary Studies) and the University Library. Her dissertation project focuses on representations of family concepts in Irish drama between 1941 and 1959. Her research interests, which are related to her dissertation project, are gender studies, Economic Criticism and literary representations of space. Further fields of interest are archival work, digital humanities and editorial scholarship. Eva is currently working as a research assistant and is in the organizing committee of the PhD working group for narrative research at the University of Wuppertal. She takes an active interest in the Walter Macken Archive, which is housed in the University Library of Wuppertal.

 

 

Michael Lydon

- Undertaking third year of PhD research under the supervision of Dr Méabh Ní Fhuartháin at the Centre of Irish Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway.

- A recipient of Doctoral Fellowship in Irish Music Studies from National University of Ireland, Galway.

- Graduated with a First Class MA from Cardiff School of Music in 2015 having worked under the supervision of Dr Sarah Hill

- Graduated with First Class BA from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2013.

- Received the ‘Werner Huber Travel Bursary’ from The European Federation of

Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS) in 2016.

- Course Coordinator of an undergraduate programme ‘Irish Life & Culture’ for visiting students at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

- Lecturer of modules on ‘Popular Music and Ireland’ at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

-  Research title: ‘Irish Popular Music and Digital Reception: Haunting the Popular’, which seeks to examine Irish popular music in the post 1992 era of digital reception and production, questioning the implications on music making in an era when time/space musical boundaries are challenged if not eradicated by technological developments.

- You may contact Michael for any student queries you have (regarding EFACIS) at efacisstudrep@gmail.com

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