Wednesday September 16th, 12:30pm
Join this online event to celebrate the American launch of the Cambridge University Press six-volume essay series Irish Literature in Transition (2020), a new and dynamic account of Ireland’s literary history over 300 years. Speakers will include Prof. Claire Connolly (NUI Cork/UCC), editor of Vol. 2, 1780 – 1830 and Prof. Marjorie Howes (Boston College), editor of Vol. 4, 1880 - 1940. Professors Connolly and Howes are also the General Editors of the series. The event will be moderated by Dr. Kelly Sullivan (NYU) and expected to run for approximately 60-75 minutes.
Zoom Link: https://nyu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrdu-rrjsiH9dfB-F3FoHVIwyNCX32HLSF
Irish Literature in Transition tracks patterns of transmission and transformation between and across the centuries of Irish literature, from 1700 to the present. Adopting varying frames and scales of reference, the series offers an original map of a territory too often navigated via the narrow channels of political history. Each of the six volumes revises our understanding of established issues and texts and, simultaneously, introduces new questions, approaches, and authors. The series as a whole generates alternative genealogies across time and space, creating a new and dynamic version of literary history while highlighting the significance of change as a lived, felt force.