Month: February 2018


UConn IRISH STUDIES (Spring 2018)


COLUM McCANN, Gerson Irish Reader 2018

April 10, 7:00pm, Alumni Center

New York-resident Colum McCann, one of Ireland’s most internationally prominent contemporary fiction writers, will deliver the 20th-anniversary Gerson Irish Reading, the culmination of a 2-day Narrative 4 event in which he will participate. N4 details + registration here. Gerson queries:; N4: /



GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE: “Emerging Voices in Irish Studies

March 3, 10:00-4:00pm, Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford CT. Organized by the Irish Studies Alliance. Keynote by Joseph Lennon, Emily C. Riley Director of the Center for Irish Studies, Villanova University. Queries: or


RECLAIMING a 1930s PLAYWRIGHT, 11:00am, Mar. 20 & 22, both AUST 102

Dublin’s Abbey staged six plays by Teresa Deevy in the 1930s, work forgotten until Jonathan Bank, artistic director of NYC’s MINT Theatre, revived Deevy. A recording of MINT’s recent Deevy productions to be screened at 11am on 3/20. Follow-up talk at 11am on 3/22 by Deevy scholar and speaker at MINT’s 2017 Deevy public events, TARA HARNEY-MAHAJAN


CORMAC O’MALLEY on ERNIE O’MALLEY, 12.30pm, April 3, BUSN 204

A talk on Ernie O’Malley’s classic memoir on the Irish war of independence (1919-21), On Another Man’s Wound (1936),

written while O’Malley was living in New Mexico and New York. Cormac has extensively edited his father’s work.


COLM TÓIBíN, 1:00pm, April 5, Multipurpose Rm, Waterbury campus

Reading by Colm Tóibín, one of Ireland’s greatest living writers and the current Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia. Register in advance: 203-236-9924 or 203-236-9925 or by email: Queries:


All events FREE for details, unless noted otherwise