[Pictured above: Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis]
This week's not-to-be missed Cardiff event!
Don't miss the inaugural symposium of the AHRC Ireland-Wales Research Network, entitled Ireland and Wales: Comparisons and Contexts.
The symposium will take place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th May in Room .31, Humanities Building, Cardiff University.
As well as academic papers, responses and panels, the event features a public lecture by Gwyneth Lewis on the topic of 'Criss-crossings: Literary adventures on Irish and Welsh shores’. (Friday evening, the 16th, at 6pm in the Optometry lecture theatre, Maindy Road).
Both symposium and lecture are free and open to all. Lunches, teas and coffees will be provided.
Registration is essential: irelandwales[at]cardiff[dot]ac[dot]uk
AHRC Ireland-Wales Research Network
Dr Claire Connolly, Dr Katie Gramich (Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy) and Dr Paul O'Leary (Department of History and Welsh History, University of Wales, Aberystwyth) have been awarded funding by the Arts and Humanities Council of Great Britain to establish a two year international and interdisciplinary Ireland- Wales Research Network.
The Network was launched by Colm McGrady, Consul General of Ireland in Wales on November 22nd, 2007, at a reception held in the Consulate General of Ireland in Wales. For press coverage of the launch, see Cardiff University News, BBC News and the Western Mail.
[Pictured above: Dr Claire Connolly BA, MA (NUI), PhD (Wales)]
The first symposium, on the theme of Comparisons and Contexts, will be held on Friday and Saturday May 16th and 17th, 2008.
[Pictured above: Dr Katie Gramich BA (Wales) MA (London) PhD (Alberta)]
Ireland and Wales: Comparisons and Contexts
Friday 16 May
10.30 a.m. Coffee and registration
11.30 a.m. Rhys Jones (Aberystwyth) – ‘Where are Wales and Ireland?’
John Ellis (Michigan) – ‘Twentieth-century Welsh and Irish Political Identities’
12.45 p.m. Lunch
2.00 p.m. Conchúr Ó Giollagáin (Galway) - ‘Language Profiles of the Contemporary Gaeltacht: Addressing Issues of Sociolinguistic Fragility’
Colin Williams (Cardiff): Response.
3.00 p.m. Tea
4.00pm Richard Ireland (Aberystwyth) – ‘The Discourse of Ireland in Welsh Debates About Crime.’
Katie Gramich (Cardiff) – ‘Inventing and Garrotting 'The Man who does not Exist': Peasantry and Modernity in Welsh and Irish writing’
6.00 p.m. Public lecture: Gwyneth Lewis - ‘Criss-crossings: Literary adventures on Irish and Welsh shores.’
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LECTURE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE OPTOMETRY LECTURE THEATRE
7.30 p.m. Dinner
Saturday 17 May
9.30 a.m. Andrew Holmes (Queens University Belfast). - ‘The transatlantic identity of Irish Presbyterians, c.1800 to 1914’
David Ceri Jones (Aberystwyth): Response
11.00 a.m. Coffee
11.30 a.m. Pol Ó Muirí (Irish Times) – ‘"I did my best": Seosamh Mac
Grianna, Wales and Ireland’
James Loughlin (Ulster) - ‘Royal agency and national integration: Ireland and Wales in the context of Monarchy, 1860s-1914’
12.45 p.m. Lunch
2.00 p.m. Interview/ Round Table Discussion with four Irish/Welsh writers: Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Robin Llywelyn, Catherine Fisher and Patrick McGuinness
3.00 p.m. Tea
3.30 p.m. Round Table Discussion led by Paul O’Leary (Aberystwyth) –
‘Cultures, Disciplines and the Modalities of Comparison’
4.30 p.m. End of conference
Welsh with English to follow:
Cymru ac Iwerddon: Cymhariaeth a Chyd-destun
Ystafell 0.31, Adeilad y Dyniaethau, Prifysgol Caerdydd
Dydd Gwener 16 Mai
10.30 a.m. Coffi a chofrestru
11.30 a.m. Rhys Jones (Aberystwyth) – ‘Ble mae Cymru ac Iwerddon?’
John Ellis (Michigan) – ‘Hunaniaeth wleidyddol yng Nghymru ac Iwerddon yn yr ugeinfed ganrif’
12.45 p.m. Cinio
2.00 p.m. Conchúr Ó Giollagáin (Galway) - ‘Proffilau iaith y Gaeltacht gyfoes: ymdopi â breuder ieithyddol yn y gymuned’
Colin Williams (Caerdydd): Ymateb.
3.00 p.m. Tea
4.00pm Richard Ireland (Aberystwyth) – ‘Disgẃrs Iwerddon mewn dadleuon Cymreig am drosedd.’
Katie Gramich (Caerdydd) – ‘Dyfeisio a dinistrio ‘Y dyn nad yw yn bod': Y werin a Modernedd yn llên Cymru ac Iwerddon’
6.00 p.m. Darlith gyhoeddus (yn Saesneg): Gwyneth Lewis - ‘Igam-ogamu: anturiaethau llenyddol ar draethellau Gwyddelig a Chymreig.’
NODER OS GWELWCH YN DDA: BYDD Y DDARLITH HON YN CAEL EI TRADDODI YN YSTAFELL DARLITH OPTOMETREG
Dydd Sadwrn 17 Mai
9.30 a.m. Andrew Holmes (Prifysgol Queens, Belffast). - ‘Hunaniaeth drawsiwerydd Henaduriaid Gwyddelig, c. 1800 tan 1914’
David Ceri Jones (Aberystwyth): Ymateb
11.00 a.m. Coffi
11.30 a.m. Pol Ó Muirí (Irish Times) – ‘"Gwnes i fy ngorau": Seosamh Mac
Grianna, Cymru ac Iwerddon’
James Loughlin (Ulster) - ‘Goruchwyliaeth frenhinol ac integreiddiad cenedlaethol: Iwerddon a Chymru yng nghyd-destun brenhiniaeth, 1860au-1914’
12.45 p.m. Cinio
2.00 p.m. Cyfweliad/Cylch trafod gyda phedwar awdur Gwyddelig/Cymreig: Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Robin Llywelyn, Catherine Fisher and Patrick McGuinness
3.00 p.m. Te
3.30 p.m. Trafodaeth gyffredinol i’w harwain gan Paul O’Leary (Aberystwyth) –
‘Diwylliannau, Disgyblaethau a Dulliau Cymharu’
4.30 p.m. Diwedd y gynhadledd
The second symposium, on the theme of Romantic Nations, will be held on on Friday and Saturday October 24th and 25th, 2008 (More details available soon).
Wales - Ireland Seminar Series 2007 - 8
Cyfres seminar Cymru - Iwerddon 2007 - 8
Seminars take place on Mondays at 5.15pm in room 2.47, Humanities Building, Cardiff University.
11 February, 2008
Dr John Goodby, (University of Wales, Swansea)
"' So why in this moment of well-being should we want to see England again”: Irish-Welsh thoughts on re-thinking the twentieth century poetic canon'
March 10, 2008
Dr Darryl Jones (Trinity College Dublin)
'The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (and other horrid stories)'
April 21, 2008
Dr Claire Connolly (Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy)
Yng Nghymraeg hefyd:
11 Chwefror, 2008
Dr John Goodby, (Prifysgol Abertawe)
‘Doedd hi ddim fel 1916 ym 1916 ychwaith’: Iwerddon ym marddoniaeth Gymreig, Cymru ym marddoniaeth Wyddelig
10 Mawrth, 2008
Dr Darryl Jones (Coleg y Drindod, Dulyn)
‘Yr Iguana â thafod o dân (a storïau iasoer eraill)’
21 Ebrill, 2008
Dr Claire Connolly (Ysgol Saesneg, Cyfathrebu ac Athroniaeth, Caerdydd)
Dr. Mark Leslie Woods's recommended Irish and Celtic Studies reading for March 2008:
Film, Media and Popular Culture in Ireland
Cityscapes, Landscapes, Soundscapes
by Martin McLoone
This collection of essays from Martin McLoone takes a new look at
contemporary culture in Ireland through the filter of three main
developments – the ‘Celtic Tiger’ economy in the South, the peace
process in the North and the general rise in Ireland of ‘diasporan
The book considers the impact of these three factors on
the film, television, and music produced in Ireland, mostly since the
1990s, and speculates on how this popular culture reflects both what
has been gained in the new Ireland but also what has been lost.
Specific concerns of the book are the secularisation of Ireland and
popular culture’s assault on the Church generally (and the priest in
particular); the changing cityscapes and landscapes of the new Ireland;
the ‘death’ of politics; sexual freedom and personal liberation; the problem of representing unionist culture in the North; Van Morrison’s Belfast and the rise of ‘possessive individualism’ in Ireland.
The book celebrates the new Ireland but also raises issues about the loss of aspects of Irish identity that were valuable and suggests the need for a new ‘collective imaginary’ that might reinvigorate Irish identity in the new millennium.
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