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New England Regional ACIS 2017

by Ellen Scheible, Bridgewater State University


The 2017 New England branch of ACIS met October 13-14 at Husson University in Bangor, Maine, under the theme "Irish Studies, Anti-Globalisation, and Neo-Nationalism." more...


December 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Joe Nugent, Boston College


This month's feature centers on Joe Nugent and his creation of Joycestick, a student-centered virtual reality experience that brings to life James Joyce's magnum opus, Ulysses. more...


November 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Elizabeth Mannion


Elizabeth Mannion talks about her research, the changing role of the Abbey Theatre, and how the recent social and political climate has impacted Irish drama. more...


Resist! ACIS Midwest 2017

by Nicholas Wolf, New York University


The first of our fall regionals is in the books, with the Midwest ACIS meeting wrapping up this past Saturday. Read on for a conference overview... more...


October 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Christine Kinealy, Quinnipiac University


The founder and director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, Christine Kinealy, discusses current projects and future goals for the Institute, museum and the university library's Great Hunger Collection. more...


August 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Claire Bracken & Tara Harney-Mahajan


In this month's feature, Claire Bracken and Tara Harney-Mahajan discuss their recent co-edited collection of essays on post-Celtic Tiger women's writing. more...


July 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Laura Farrell-Wortman, UW-Madison


For this month’s featured scholar, we caught up with last year’s Krause Scholarship winner, Laura Farrell-Wortman, who recently finished her dissertation and is transitioning to a new home in sunny Arizona! more...


June 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Bridget Keown, Northeastern University


2017 Larkin Prize recipient Bridget Keown previews her research on Irish and British women who suffered psychological trauma during the First World War. more...


May 2017 Scholar Spotlight

John Crawford, University of South Carolina


2017 Krause Fellowship recipient John Crawford offers an overview of his research on the conceptualization and reimagination of space in Irish cultural and literary sites. more...


March 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Deirdre O'Boy, CUNY Lehrman


Deirdre O'Boy, faculty in the Department of English at Lehman College and specialist in contemporary Irish literature, is this month's featured ACIS member. more...