Events

The Vienna Irish Studies & Cultural Theory Summer School 2018: "Stage Irish"

02.07.2018 09:00

2-6 July 2018

Registration open until 16 June!

An ECTS-accredited week of lectures and seminars with internationally renowned Irish studies and cultural theory scholars at the Vienna Centre for Irish Studies! This year's theme of 'Stage Irish' offers students the opportunity to develop and deepen their analytical skills and theoretical knowledges regarding the interfaces between performance, performativity, spectatorship, and identity. Through guided close readings and discussions of Irish literature, drama, art, music, film, television, and popular culture, students and lecturers will explore diverse modes of (mis)representing, performing, articulating, witnessing, and deconstructing Irishness as a parochial, (inter)national, gendered, religious, artistic identity. This focus reveals tensions between self-image and Othering, innovation and cliché, cultural production and negotiated reception, and allows us to address a diverse range of genres, media, platforms, and historical-cultural contexts.

Further details here: call for registrations

Venue: Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna
Schedule: 2-6 July 2018
Fee: € 100 (students from the University of Vienna: free of charge)
Registration: Please email your name and affiliation to Dieter Fuchs by 16 June 2018!

Confirmed speakers include: Einat Adar (Charles University, Prague), Richard Barlow (Nanyang Technical University, Singapore), Katherine Ebury (University of Sheffield), Paul Fagan (University of Vienna), Dieter Fuchs (University of Vienna), Sarah Heinz (University of Vienna), Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston (Hertford College), Eva-Maria Kubin (Salzburg University), Ondřej Pilný (Charles University, Prague), Tamara Radak (University of Vienna), Sarah Ritt (University of Vienna), Clare Wallace (Charles University, Prague), Michelle Witen (University of Basel), with more to be announced...