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Sarah McKibben Awarded ACLS Fellowship

Author: Mary Jo Young

IRLL Congratulates Sarah McKibben on ACLS Fellowship

Sarah McKibben, an associate professor in the Department of Irish Language and Literature, has been awarded an ACLS Fellowship for her project Tradition Transformed: Bardic Poetry and Patronage in Early Modern Ireland, c.1560-1660. For nearly 100 years providing fellowships for scholars in the humanities and related social sciences has been one of the signal activities of ACLS. …

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IRLL 2017 Senior Thesis Projects

Author: Mary Jo Young

College of Arts and Letters — 2017 Senior Thesis Projects
 
Caelin Moriarity Miltko
 
•Major: English
•Supplementary Major: Irish Language and Literature
•Minor: Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy
•Adviser: Diarmuid Ó Giolláin
 
Language, Folklore, and Literature in Native America and Ireland
My thesis is a comparison of 19th-century folklore and contemporary poetry/language use in Irish, Navajo, and Cree. I explore the way that folklore has shaped perceptions of these groups and the way that language and folklore have been used to reclaim identity in recent years. I grew up in Montana and witnessed part of the language revival process on Native American reservations near my hometown. When I began studying Irish, I became aware of how large the issue of minority languages actually is, and I became intrigued by the ways that those movements intersect and diverge.

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IRLL 2017 Senior Thesis Projects

Author: Mary Jo Young

College of Arts and Letters — 2017 Senior Thesis Projects

John McGinn

•Majors: Mathematics (Honors) and Irish Language and Literature
•Adviser: Brian Ó Conchubhair
 
An Camán
 
I analyze the bilingual Irish and English language newspaper An Camán (1931–1934). A joint project between Conradh na Gaeilge and Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, the self-proclaimed “Organ of Irish-Ireland” promoted the Irish language, games, and industry and featured a variety of contributors, including literary figures such as “Máire” (Séamus Ó Grianna). Although many Irish and bilingual newspapers that preceded it have been researched, little has been written about An Camán. It provided a true variety of reading material, from news stories and match reports to short stories and political writings, from an even greater number of authors.

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Summer Language Abroad program helps students prepare for future through immersive international experiences

Author: Grace Guibert

Through intensive language coursework and daily interaction with native speakers, the Summer Language Abroad experience allows students to rapidly enhance their command of a foreign language—be it Arabic, Cantonese, Chinese, French, German, Irish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, or Swahili. About 60 participated in the 2016 SLA program through Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures.

 

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With NEH and Fulbright grants, Irish language and literature assistant professor studies poetics of Irish places

Author: Carrie Gates

On a sunny spring afternoon, Amy Mulligan leads a class of Notre Dame undergraduates to the shore of Saint Mary’s Lake. Sitting on the grass, the students take turns reading aloud passages from a 12th-century Irish text. “We make these campus pilgrimages to consider how a text is transformed when you move into a natural environment,” said Mulligan, an assistant professor of Irish language and literature who recently won both a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship and a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award.

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IRLL Student Writes About Irish

Author: Caelin Miltko

When I tell someone I’m majoring in English and Irish, there’s almost always a question that follows.
“What’s the difference?”
 

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1916 The Irish Rebellion awarded "Best Documentary Series"

Author: Mary Hendriksen

1916 The Irish Rebellion was awarded "Best Documentary Series" at the 2016 Irish Film and Television Award ceremony, held on Friday, Oct. 7, in Dublin. Narrated by Liam Neeson, the three-part series tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire.

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Barry McCrea wins René Wellek Prize

Author: Mary Jo Young

 IRLL Congratulates Barry McCrea on René Wellek Prize

Barry McCrea, the Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and a professor of English, Irish language and literature, and Romance languages and literatures, has been awarded the René Wellek Prize by the American Comparative Literature Association for the best book in the past year in comparative literature. http://al.nd.edu/news/65556-barry-mccrea-wins-best-book-prize-for-his-languages-of-the-night/

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The Book: The 1916 Irish Rebellion

Author: Mary Jo Young

The 1916 Irish Rebellion

Documentary writer, producer, and scholar Bríona Nic Dhiarmada has seized the occasion of the centenary of the Irish Rising to reassess this event and its historical significance. Her book explores the crucial role of Irish Americans in both the lead-up to and the aftermath of the events in Dublin and places the Irish Rising in its European and global context, as an expression of the anti-colonialism that found its full voice in the wake of the First World War.…

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