ACIS Logo CFP: EFACIS 2021: Interfaces and Dialogues

Keynote speakers
Louis de Paor (NUI Galway)
Mary McAuliffe (UCD)
Gavan Titley (Maynooth)
Clair Wills (Cambridge)

The conference proposes to approach Ireland as interface, a locus that allows intercultural exchange, rather than as an essentialist concept. It seeks to examine contact zones with other cultures as a site of productive and mutually enriching dialogue which can play a seminal role in de-escalation and prevention of conflict. Such a perspective is inflected not only by increasing globalisation, but also more specifically by recent developments such as the European migrant crisis, climate change, or indeed the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will focus on the negative phenomena associated with the current challenges as well, particularly the pan-European (or global) resurgence of toxic nationalist discourse, and examine how a de-essentialised concept of culture may assist in combating these. Thus, the arts may be viewed as a particularly important site of dialogue; however, the interpretation of history and the examination of cultural memory formation are at least as vital, as is the examination of the transformations of Irish society, politics, and economics. Lastly, the conference intends to discuss interdisciplinary dialogues in Irish studies, treating the frontiers of disciplines, research areas and methodologies as interfaces that are changing how we understand Ireland past, present, and future.

We invite contributions that seek to engage with the following and related areas in particular:

• The arts as a site of dialogue and the role of dialogue in identity formation
• Developments in Irish historiography in the face of current global challenges
• Dialogues with the past: recent developments in Irish memory studies
• The hybridisation of identity and its impact on the concept of tradition
• Creativity and performativity as agents of dismantling essentialist notions of identity
• The role of intermediality in the formation of culture
• The effects of the European migrant crisis on cultural identity
• The resurgence of nationalist discourse in relation to Brexit and/or the current global challenges, such as climate change or the COVID-19 pandemic
• The effects of Brexit on Irish identity as reflected in Irish foreign affairs policy
• The impact of the European migrant crisis on Ireland as viewed by sociology
• The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nature and sustainability of the Irish economy
• Interfaces between Ireland and the diaspora
• The re-interpretation of Ireland’s past in relation to the Decade of Centenaries
• Interdisciplinary dialogues in Irish studies: boundaries of disciplines as interfaces, or places of non-communication?
• The effects of climate change debates on Irish studies
• Recent dialogues in Irish-language and English-language scholarship
• Irish-language writing in dialogue with other European literatures
• Translation as an interface between languages and literatures
• Developments in Irish cinema, including documentary film making and its interfaces with historiography, sociology, politics, and economics
• Interfaces between disability studies and Irish studies
• The role of the digital humanities in interdisciplinary communication
• The publishing industry as an interface between Irish literature / Irish studies and their audiences
• The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Irish studies pedagogy and research.

Proposals of 250 words for twenty-minute papers, three-paper panels or curated panel discussions, to be presented in the English or the Irish language, should be submitted to the organisers at efacisprague@gmail.com by 10 April 2021. Abstracts must include the title of the paper/panel, name(s) of the presenter(s), institutional affiliation, e-mail address, a bio-note for each presenter (up to 150 words), as well as any AV requirements for the presentation. Given the current climate crisis and global pandemic, the conference will support those who wish to present remotely. Notification of acceptance will be issued within two weeks of the deadline.

Conference committee: Ondřej Pilný, Clare Wallace, Radvan Markus, Daniela Theinová, Justin Quinn, James Little.

The conference is part of the European Regional Development Fund project “Creativity and Adaptability as Conditions of the Success of Europe in an Interrelated World” (No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000734), and is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland.

 

Aoichainteoirí

Louis de Paor (Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh)

Mary McAuliffe (Coláiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath)

Gavan Titley (Ollscoil Mhá Nuad)

Clair Wills (Ollscoil Cambridge)

Ba mhian leis an gcomhdháil breathnú ar Éirinn mar chomhéadan, láthair a éascaíonn malartú idir cultúir, seachas mar choincheap eisintiúil. Tá sé mar chuspóir aici pointí teagmhála le cultúir eile a iniúchadh mar fhoinsí allagair a shaibhríonn an dá thaobh agus a chabhraíonn le coimhlint a mhaolú agus a sheachaint. Tá gá leis an bpeirspictíocht seo sa tréimhse seo ina bhfuil borradh faoin domhandú, agus tábhacht ar leith aici i bhfianaise imeachtaí reatha ar nós ghéarchéim na himirce san Eoraip, an athraithe aeráide, nó na paindéime COVID-19 féin. Díreoidh an chomhdháil ar fheiniméin dhiúltacha a bhaineann leis na dúshláin reatha chomh maith, go háirithe athmhúscailt an náisiúnachais radacaigh ar fud na hEorpa (agus na cruinne), agus féachfar cén chaoi ar féidir le coincheap neamh-eisintiúil an chultúir cur i gcoinne na bhfeiniméan sin. Is féidir breathnú ar na healaíona mar láithreacha dialóige a bhfuil tábhacht ar leith acu; ach baineann an tábhacht chéanna le léirmhíniú na staire, le hiniúchadh ar mhúnlú cuimhne chultúir, agus le taighde ar athruithe i sochaí, i bpolaitíocht agus i ngeilleagar na hÉireann. Anuas air sin, tá sé i gceist ag an gcomhdháil dialóga idirdhisciplíneacha i léann na hÉireann a phlé, ag breathnú ar theorainneacha na ndisciplíní, ar na réimsí taighde agus ar na modheolaíochtaí mar chomhéadain a athraíonn ár dtuiscint ar Éirinn sa stair, sa lá atá inniu ann agus san am atá le teacht.

Cuirimid fáilte ar leith roimh pháipéir a dhíríonn ar na topaicí seo a leanas, agus topaicí eile a bhaineann leo:

  • Na healaíona mar láthair dhialóige agus ról na dialóige i múnlú na féiniúlachta
  • Forbairtí i scríobh staire na hÉireann i bhfianaise na ndúshlán domhanda atá ann faoi láthair
  • Dialóga leis an am atá thart: forbairtí nua i léann cuimhne na hÉireann
  • Hibridiú na féiniúlachta agus a thionchar ar choincheap an traidisiúin
  • Ról na cruthaitheachta agus na gníomhúlachta i mbaint choincheapa eisintiúla na féiniúlachta anuas
  • Ról an idirmheánachais i múnlú an chultúir
  • Tionchar ghéarchéim na himirce san Eoraip ar an bhféiniúlacht chultúrtha
  • Athmhúscailt an dioscúrsa náisiúnaíoch i bhfianaise an Bhreatimeachta agus / nó na ndúshlán domhanda atá ann faoi láthair, ar nós an athraithe aeráide agus na paindéime COVID-19
  • Tionchar an Bhreatimeachta ar an bhféiniúlacht Éireannach mar a léirítear é i mbeartas eachtrach na hÉireann
  • Dearcadh na socheolaíochta ar impleachtaí atá ag géarchéim Eorpach na himirce d’Éirinn
  • Tionchar na paindéime COVID-19 ar nádúr agus ar inmharthanacht gheilleagar na hÉireann.
  • Comhéadain idir Éire agus an diaspóra
  • Athléamh ar stair na hÉireann le linn Deich mBliana na gCuimhneachán
  • Dialóga idirdhisciplíneacha i léann na hÉireann: teorainneacha na ndisciplíní mar chomhéadain, nó láithreacha balbha gan chumarsáid?
  • Tionchar na ndíospóireachtaí faoin athrú aeráide ar léann na hÉireann
  • Dialóga i measc scoláirí na Gaeilge agus an Bhéarla
  • Litríocht na Gaeilge i gcomhrá le litríochtaí Eorpacha eile
  • An t-aistriúchán mar chomhéadan idir teangacha agus litríochtaí
  • Forbairtí i scannánaíocht na hÉireann; an t-idirphlé idir an scannánaíocht faisnéise agus scríobh na staire, an tsocheolaíocht, an pholaitíocht agus an eacnamaíocht.
  • Comhéadain idir léann an mhíchumais agus léann na hÉireann
  • Ról na ndaonnachtaí digiteacha sa chumarsáid idirdhisciplíneach
  • Tionscal na foilsitheoireachta mar chomhéadan idir litríocht na hÉireann / léann na hÉireann agus an lucht léite
  • Tionchar na paindéime COVID-19 ar oideachas agus ar thaighde i réimse léann na hÉireann.

Ba mhór ag an gcoiste eagraithe tograí 250 focal a fháil do pháipéir a mhairfidh fiche nóiméad, do phainéil triúir nó do dhíspóireachtaí painéil, le bheith curtha i láthair trí mheán an Bhéarla nó na Gaeilge. Cuirtear tograí chuig efacisprague@gmail.com faoi 10 Aibreán 2021. Ní mór do gach achoimre na sonraí seo a lua: teideal an pháipéir / an phainéil, ainm(neacha) an rannpháirtí (na rannpháirtithe), ceangal le hinstitiúid, seoladh ríomhphoist, nóta beathaisnéise do gach rannpháirtí (150 focal ar a mhéid) chomh maith le riachtanais físe agus fuaime más bainteach. Mar gheall ar an ngéarchéim aeráide agus ar an bpaindéim dhomhanda, tabharfaidh an chomhdháil tacaíocht dóibh siúd ar mhaith leo a bheith páirteach go fíorúil. Cuirfear na rannpháirtithe ar an eolas ar glacadh lena dtograí faoi cheann coicíse tar éis an spriocdháta.

Coiste na comhdhála: Ondřej Pilný, Clare Wallace, Radvan Markus, Daniela Theinová, Justin Quinn, James Little.

Tá an chomhdháil mar chuid de thionscadal Chiste Forbraíochta Réigiúnaí na hEorpa  “Cruthaitheacht agus Inoiriúnaitheacht mar Choinníollacha Rath na hEorpa i nDomhan Idirnasctha”  (No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000734).

 

Published on: September 10, 2020