Events Fall 2011

Launch of Ailbhe Darcy’s book Imaginary Menagerie (Bloodaxe Books, 2011) Friday, September 2nd
3:00PM 419 Flanner Hall
Christopher Fox, University of Notre Dame
Swift and the Passions of Posterity
Friday, September 16th
3:00PM 424 Flanner Hall
John Gormley, Keough-Naughton Visiting Fellow
Former Leader of the Green Party and Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Irish Politics After the Celtic Tiger
Tuesday, September 28th
4:00PM 424 Flanner Hall
Denis O’Hearn, Keough-Naughton Visiting Fellow
Professor of Sociology, SUNY Binghamton

On Social Movements and Imprisonment: Some Comparisons of Ireland,and Turkey
Friday, September 30th
3:00PM 424 Flanner Hall
John Gormley, Keough-Naughton Visiting Fellow
Former Leader of the Green Party and Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Can the European Union Survive the Economic Crisis?
Wednesday, October 5th
4:00PM 424 Flanner Hall
Molly Says No

A dramatic recital with music by Bizet, Mozart, Granados, De Falla, Hugo Wolf, as well as traditional Irish and Sephardic folk songs. This is Molly Bloom, heroine of Ulysses, freed from the prison of Joyce’s text. Not the sensual, semi-literate, mythical Earth Mother, but Molly the serious artist, professional singer, foreigner, immigrant, bereaved mother, a complex modern woman in a male world, singing the music she loves and telling her story in her own words.

Thursday, October 6th
3:00PM Washington Hall
John Gormley, Keough-Naughton Visiting Fellow
Former Leader of the Green Party and Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Will Climate Change Lead to Regional or Global Conflict?
Wednesday, October 12th
4:00PM TBD
Symposium on Acallam na Senórach
Micháel Ó Suillebháin, University of Limerick
Joseph Nagy, UCLA
Anne Dooley, University of Toronto
Peter McQuillan, University of Notre Dame Department of Irish Language and Literature
Thursday, October 13th
4:00 PM Browning Cinema
National Chamber Choir of Ireland

The North American premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s “Acallam na Senórach” commissioned by the University of Notre Dame: a substantial work for chamber choir, guitar and percussion based on one of the most important ancient Irish texts to survive the Middle Ages.


Thursday, October 13th
7:00 PM Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Concert Hall


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A Concert featuring the West Ocean String Quartet with Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Ireland’s 2005 Traditional Singer of the Year.
Thursday, October 20th
Decio Mainstage, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Hibernian Lecture, Robert Schmuhl,University of Notre Dame
"All Changed, Changed Utterly”: Easter 1916 and America
Friday, October 28
4:30PM Hesburgh Center Auditorium
A Reading by Poet Peter Fallon
Thursday, November 3rd
3:00PM 424 Flanner Hall
Reason for the Song
Cathal Goan, Keough-Naughton Visiting Fellow,
Former Director-General of RTÉ, the Irish Television & Radio Network
Tuesday, November 8th
The Worlding of Irish Writing
Declan Kiberd, Donald and Marilyn Keough Chair of Irish Studies
Professor of English, University of Notre Dame
Friday, November 18th
3:00 Hesburgh Center Auditorium
Recalling Rome, Recalling Jerusalem: The Sacred Topographies of Major Ecclesiastical Sites in Early Medieval Ireland
Tomás Ó Carragáin, Lecturer in Archaeology, University College Cork
Tuesday, November 29th
4:00 129 DeBartolo Hall
Remembering the Troubles: Commemorating, Constructing and Contesting the Recent Past in Northern Ireland

‘Collective Memory’ or Remembrance is a burgeoning field of historical study, not least in Ireland, and most palpably in post-Troubles Northern Ireland. Speakers from Ireland, Britain and the United States will discuss the many forms that remembering takes, from public commemoration to judicial inquiry, by way of wall murals, novels and individual memoir.

Friday and Saturday, December 2nd and 3rd