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Síreacht Series Book Launch

Susan McKay will officially launch the first three books in the Síreacht Series Commemoration by Heather Laird Freedom? by Two Fuse Public Sphere by Harry Browne

Susan McKay will officially launch the first three books in the Síreacht Series Commemoration by Heather Laird Freedom? by Two Fuse Public Sphere by Harry Browne The Síreacht series are short, topical and provocative texts on controversial issues in contemporary Ireland. Contributors to the Síreacht series come from diverse backgrounds and perspectives but share a commitment to the exposition of what may often be disparaged as ‘utopian’ ideas, minority perspectives on society, polity and environment, or critiques of received wisdom. Associated with the phrase ceól sírechtach síde found in Irish medieval poetry, síreacht refers to yearnings such as those evoked by the music of the aos sí, the supernatural people of Irish mythology. As the title for this series we use it to signify longings for and imaginings of a better world in the spirit of the World Social Forums that ‘another world is possible’. At the heart of the mythology of the sí is the belief that laying beneath this world is the other world. So too these texts will address the urgent challenge to imagine potential new societies and relationships, but also to recognise the seeds of these other worlds in what already exists. Each short volume addresses a specific topic, which provides the individual volume title. They are written in a clear and engaging style and seek to reach diverse audiences through a combination of robust analysis and challenging insight. The editors of the series, Órla O’Donovan o.odonovan@ucc.ie Fiona Dukelow f.dukelow@ucc.ie and Rosie Meade r.meade@ucc.ie (Applied Social Studies, University College Cork)

Category: Arts and Cultural Events:
Date:
Time: 5pm
Location: Staff Common Room UCC
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Mike Collins
021 490 2980
http://sireacht.ie/

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