Saints, Sinners, and Scribes in the Celtic World, coming in April

Lectures, Seminars and Readings Spring 2010


Friday, February 5th
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

Language Policy and Language Ideology: From the Official Languages Act to Ireland's Twenty-Year Strategy for the Irish Language
John C. Walsh,

Department of Irish,
NUI Galway
Fulbright Irish Language Scholar,
University of California, Santa Cruz

Co-Sponsored with the Department of Irish Language and Literature

Friday, February 12th
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

Cure, Care, and Custody: Irish Lunatic Asylums in the 19th century
Melinda Grimsley-Smith,

Department of History,
University of Notre Dame

Tuesday, February 16th
4:15 PM 126 DeBartolo Hall

A Reading by Novelist
Michael Collins

Department of English, Southwestern Michigan Community College

Co-sponsored with the Creative Writing Program

Thursday, February 25th
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

A Bilingual Reading by Writer
Éilís NíDhuibhne

Writer Fellow, University College Dublin

Friday, February 26th
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

Finn Again: Huck Finn, Finn MacCool, and the Salmon; the Irish-American Odyssey of Finnegans Wake
Vicki Mahaffey,

Kirkpatrick Professor of English and Gender and Women's Studies,
University of Illinois


Tuesday, March 2nd
3:00 PM Rare Books Room, Hesburgh Library

Revising and Re-envisioning Nineteenth Century Irish Literature: An Introduction to the Loeber Collection and Sample Case Study
Heather Edwards,

Keough-Naughton Fellow,
The Irish Fiction Initiative,
University of Notre Dame

Wednesday, March 3rd
12:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

The Early Irish Fiction Project
Ian Campbell Ross,

Centre for Irish-Scottish and Comparative Studies,
Trinity College Dublin

Aileen Douglas,

School of English,
Trinity College Dublin

Thursday, March 18th
5:15 PM 102 DeBartolo Hall

The Nature of Evil
Terry Eagleton,

Excellence in English Distinguished Visitor,
University of Notre Dame

Co-Sponsored with Department of English

Friday, March 26th- Sunday, March 28th
Contemporary Irish Cinema

Co-Sponsored with the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
All showings in the Browning Cinema

Friday, March 26th

3:00 PM
Making Soap Operas in Ireland: A Panel Discussion on Irish Language Television from Both Sides of the Camera

6:30 PM
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)

9:30 PM
A Film with Me in It (2009)

Saturday, March 27th

6:30 PM
Irish Short Cuts - On the Lighter Side

9:30 PM
Brothers (2009)

Sunday, March 28th

3:00 PM
The Boys of St. Columb’s (2009)

Monday, March 29th
4:00 PM Annenberg Auditorium

Aloys Fleischmann Centenary Lecture Recital

Séamus De Barra, Composer and Musicologist
Patrick Zuk, Department of Music, University of Durham
Aoife Sullivan, Leading Irish Soprano

Tuesday, March 30th

Founded on Fear?: Reflections on the Ryan Report on Institutional Child Abuse in Ireland

Daire Keogh,
Department of History,
St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra
12:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall


Thursday, April 9th - Sunday, April 11th

Saints, Sinners, and Scribes in the Celtic World

2010 National Meeting of the Celtic Studies Association of North America

Saturday, April 10th
8:30 PM Oak Room, South Dining Hall

Irish Musicians from Clare and Kerry will lead a Céilí featuring the Irish Dance Team and Notre Dame Musicians

Monday, April 12th
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

Shell-shocked : Representations of War Trauma in Irish Literature

Anne Goarzin,
Professor of Irish Studies
Centre d'Etudes Irlandaises,
Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique,
Université de Rennes 2

Friday, April 16th
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

The Irish Only Child

Elizabeth Butler Cullingford,
Blumberg Professor in English Literature & University Distinguished Teaching Professor,
University of Texas

Friday, April 23th
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar:
Masculinity and Violence in Northern Ireland

Jane McGaughey,
NEH Fellow, Department of History
Royal Military College of Canada
Sean Brady,
Department of History, Classics and Archaeology,
Birkbeck College, University of London
Timothy Bowman,
Lecturer in British Military History,
University of Kent