Influences, Intersections, Interactions

8-9 September 2017

Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

The recent rise of nationalist discourse worldwide creates a need for discussion and a re-evaluation of the concepts of influence, intersection, and interaction within, as well as between cultures. The conference will address Irish writing, society, history or politics in the context of this discussion, with special attention to the inherent permeability of culture and society, and the role of personal, historical, literary and other influences in various areas of Irish Studies.

The conference takes place under the aegis of the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS), and is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland.

In order to provide more detailed feedback for each paper, the conference format will consist of 15-minute summaries followed by responses from nominated participants, who are acquainted with the full-length paper, followed by a general discussion. Participants are asked to submit the full-length paper in advance, and may be appointed respondents to other papers. For this reason, accepted papers are expected to be in the region of 3 000 words, with a submission date of 15 June. Publication options will be discussed as part of the closing session of the conference; these include a refereed collection of essays.

The closing session, co-presented by Dr Tom Walker (TCD) and Dr Ondřej Pilný (Charles University), will focus on research and publication opportunities, career building, and funding in Irish Studies.

Conference Committee:

Einat Adar, Galina Kiryushina, Ondřej Pilný, Markéta Pospíšilová.


Event detail

Event start
8. 9. 2017 0:00
Konec události
9. 9. 2017 0:00
Faculty of Arts, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Prague
Organizing Institution
Centre for Irish Studies, Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures
Event type