Frances Sheridan celebrated at a conference on women’s writing in Hungary

21 Nov 2023

Dr Clíona Ó Gallchoir will deliver a plenary lecture at the University of Pécs, Hungary, as part of an event to celebrate the 300th anniversary in 2024 of the birth of the Frances Sheridan, one of the outstanding Irish women writers of the eighteenth-century.

The conference is organized by the Department of English Literatures and Cultures, University of Pécs, the Regional Committee of The Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Pécs and the Irish Studies Research Centre, University of Pécs. Dr Ó Gallchoir’s participation in the conference has been generously sponsored by the Irish Embassy in Hungary. Her lecture is entitled “A matrilineal literary inheritance? Frances Sheridan and Elizabeth Sheridan Le Fanu”.

English and Irish Women Writers of the Long Eighteenth Century, Pécs, 24-25 Nov 2023 – A Commemorative Conference (

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