Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Thank You

We would like to thank all who attended the symposium on Friday, and to thank especially all those who presented papers. We very much enjoyed meeting you all and feel that the discussions that developed over the course of the day opened up some new and fruitful lines of enquiry. Given the enthusiastic response we received, over the coming weeks we will examine ways of taking this project forward and will announce any news on this front here.

If you have any comments or suggestions please contact us via writinghome2013@gmail.com.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy on Twitter

We are delighted to announce that the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy project at the Royal Irish Academy will be tweeting several primary source documents to coincide with relevant sessions at the symposium on Friday June 14.

These documents detail aspects of the wartime experiences of James Joyce, Francis Stuart, Samuel Beckett, and Denis Devlin from an Irish diplomatic perspective.

Follow Documents on Irish Foreign Policy at https://twitter.com/DIFP_RIA and join the discussion using the hashtag #writinghome2013.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Writing Home on Twitter

If you'd like to mention the Writing Home symposium on Twitter, we'd be delighted if you would use the hashtag #writinghome2013

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Abstracts and Biographies

Click here for details of contributions and contributors to the academic symposium on June 14.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Professor Gerald Dawe

We are delighted to announce that our symposium will close on June 14 with a poetry reading and talk by Professor Gerald Dawe, Professor of English at Trinity College Dublin:

'The war came down on us here': Aftermaths of WW2

Gerald Dawe discusses the impact of the Second World War in the writing lives of some Irish contemporaries, including Brian Moore, Seamus Heaney and Derek Mahon, and examines how the critical legacy of the war continues to influence Irish views of Europe and European views of Ireland.

Gerald Dawe has published several collections of poetry, including Lake Geneva (2003), Points West (2008) and Selected Poems (2012). He edited the ground-breaking anthology Earth Voices Whispering: An Anthology of Irish War Poetry 1914-1945 (2008).

'Gerald Dawe teaches in Dublin at the heart of a Europe that informs his work as richly as it has infused, in turn, that of Joyce, Mahon and Paulin.'

The Guardian

'His clear and unadorned voice articulates an imagination of European scope.'

Terence Brown