Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Annual Conference
12-14 June 2015
The School of English is proud to be hosting the Annual Conference of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society. We will be welcoming scholars from Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA to a two-day interdisciplinary conference which features plenary lectures from Diarmaid Ó Catháin on ‘The Irish Language, the “Wild Geese,” and the Irish Colleges in Europe in the Eighteenth-century’, Prof Christine Gerrard on Swift's 'triumfeminate' of poets, and Prof David Dickson on Cork city and Catholic relief, 1755-95.
The School of English is also sponsoring a special panel on 'Writing Historical Fiction', featuring Martina Devlin, author of The House where it Happened, a gripping novel set in Antrim in 1711/12 and exploring Ireland’s only witchcraft trials. The panel will also include Mary Morrissy, lecturer in Fiction, and Laura McKenna, PhD candidate in Creative Writing. The panel takes place on Friday, 12 June, 2.30-4. This session is open to all.
We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the School of History and Scoil Léann na Gaeilge/The School of Irish Learning, UCC.
Full details of the conference programme and online registration for those wishing to attend the other conference sessions are available on the ECIS website.