1) The Call for Papers and Panels to this July's Flann O'Brien conference in Dublin has been extended until 1 APRIL!
If you need a little more time to submit your paper or panel proposal for this year's Flann O'Brien conference, no worries - we're now accepting proposals at firstname.lastname@example.org until 1 April! Read the 2nd, updated call for papers at the following link, and please let any friends, colleagues, students, newsletters, mailing lists or websites who may be interested know about the extension: https://www.univie.ac.at/
As you will see, we have added acclaimed authors Joanna Walsh and Gavin Corbett to the line-up of keynote speakers and writers, which already included Anne Enright, Patrick McCabe, Maebh Long, Louis de Paor, Katherine Ebury, Blindboy Boatclub (from the Rubberbandits), Lisa McInerney, Erika Mihálycsa, David, Eddie, and Joanna O'Kane, and a special exhibition of items from the holdings of Burns Library's Special "Flann O'Brien Collection".
Announcements of details of how to register and book tickets for the conference - for both delegates who wish to give a paper and those who want to attend the events without speaking - will be announced shortly. In either case, we urge those who wish to attend to book your accommodation ASAP to get ahead of the Dublin Summer rush (as most of our evening events will be in the city centre, it is a good idea to aim for accommodation down town or with good transport links to the centre). We're excited to hear from you and to read your paper proposals and to see you in Dublin this summer!
2) Voting is open for the 2019 International Flann O'Brien Society Awards Nominations
Every two years, to coincide with the International Flann O’Brien Society conference, the Society awards two official prizes (The Father Kurt Fahrt, S.J. Memorial Prizes) to the best book-length publication and best essay-length publication on a Brian O’Nolan theme. With this summer’s conference around the corner, it is now time for all Flanneurs and Mylesians to exercise their democratic muscle again. Please see the attached file (2019 Flann O'Brien Society Awards Longlist) for the longlisted candidates and the rules for how to vote (the file is also available on Google Docs under the following address: https://drive.google.com/file/
The winners will be declared at the final night of this year's conference, in a ceremony on 19 July. Best of luck to all the eligible long-listed candidates - and don't forget to vote!