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NEW in Tomás Mac Síomóin on Irish monastic libraries in Europe & an Irish Virgil in Salzburg; Dee Kinahan on the Catholic Caliphate; Mia Gallagher’s letter to Europe; on Belfast, Zeus & the Rape of Europa; on borders raised &erased
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You have not yet had a chance to hear Sara Baume & Elke D'hoker talk about folk art, climate change, inequality, Sara's reluctance to see herself as an activist &much more? - You'll find ep.22 & all other episodes of our Irish Itinerary here:
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Out now! *Irish Itinerary , Ep22* Sara Baume talks with Elke D’hoker about her life as an author & artist in times of Covid19, the significance of daily routines, the migration of birds, differences between writing fiction and memoirs & much more
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Please find the latest (bumper!) edition of our EFACIS Newsletter here: It includes an announcement from the General Editor of RISE; info on KALEIDOSCOPE 2: EUROPE in IRELAND; details of the upcoming EFACIS PHD Seminar; & much more.
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RT : Nice to see this journal issue making its way around the world. Here’s a write up of my co-edited special issue abo…
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Now available EUROPE IN IRELAND on how the NI-conflict shaped but did not define her world; & Rita Duffy on Art in East & West Belfast; Leontia Flynn on Paris; & Theo Dorgan immerses himself in Europe’s variousness
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Don’t miss Belinda McKeon & talk about writing male characters & shifting to focus unapologetically on female characters in Tender; “carrying a child for more than 9 months”; narrating the suffering of children in Mother&Baby Homes, & much more
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RT : The QUB seminar is taking a 3-week break. We are back on Mon 19 April when (UCD) will spe…
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The Irish Itinerary, an initiative EFACIS, is an Irish cultural tour of Europe.

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German Irish Studies Itinerary

The German Irish Studies Itinerary: Great Irish Novels of the Twenty-First Century celebrates contemporary Irish culture through a lecture series innovative in its format and execution: EFACIS-related experts in the field of Irish Literary Studies collaborate to connect eleven German universities which feature a substantial Irish Studies component.

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Rita Duffy, ‘Look at You’ (Nr 1)

Kaleidoscope 2

The EFACIS Kaleidoscope Series engages with writers and artists from the island of Ireland about topical interests. While Kaleidoscope 1 collected fiction authors’ observations about the act of writing fiction Kaleidoscope 2 asks Irish authors what Europe means to them. Over 40 authors and artists describe their experience of Europe and how the EU has changed Ireland. Publication in instalments from March to June 2021on
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Anne Enright

The European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS), warmly invites you to participate in this new international translation project. Building on the past successes of Yeats Reborn (2015), Translating Banville (2018), and our involvement in the Aistriu project with N.U.I Galway, the fourth instalment of Literature as Translation will focus on one of the most critically acclaimed contemporary Irish writers, Anne Enright.

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At the heart of Aistriú is a collection of Irish language texts on the theme of migration by eleven of the best known Irish language writers. The texts include poetry, short stories, novels and autobiographies, each one giving a unique perspective on migrants' experiences.
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John Banville

The Banville Project: Literature as Translatoin Banville's charm is of course the beautiful prose in which he interweaves philosophy and aesthetics. So the EFACIS board decided that we would launch the Banville Project: Literature as Translation.
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