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Some last-minute changes have been made to our program.  To see the changes, click here.

 
Posted: 2013-06-19
 

Registration now open!

 

Registration for On the Edge: Transitions, Transgressions, and Transformations in Irish and Scottish Studies is now open.

Please click here to register.

 
Posted: 2013-04-02
 

Welcome

 

Welcome to the conference website for On the Edge: Transitions, Transgressions, and Transformations in Irish and Scottish Studies. The conference will take place from 19 to 23 June 2013 in Harbour Centre on the downtown campus of Simon Fraser University,Vancouver, BC.

Our goal is to create and nurture connections among a diversity of individuals and groups engaged in Irish and/or Scottish studies, including graduate students, junior and senior scholars, independent scholars, public and community historians, authors, poets, artists, musicians, dancers, activists, and community associations. Our sessions will provide a range of opportunities to participate, from academic panels to public workshops and presentations.

We hope that you will be able to join us!

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When: 19 to 23 June 2013

Where: Harbor Centre, Suite 2000, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Map and Location Website)

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Louis de Paor, National University of Ireland, Galway
"Genuine mountain butter and clever margarine": The tyranny of the vernacular in twentieth-century poetry in Irish

Marjory Harper, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Minds on the Edge: Immigration and Insanity in Canada, 1867-1914, with particular reference to British Columbia

Liam McIlvanney, University of Otago, New Zealand
Scottish Poetry in the South Seas

Moynagh Sullivan, National University Ireland, Maynooth
Reading too far and Crossing the Line: Mother Brown meets Maw Broon

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SPECIAL EVENTS:

Steafán Hanvey
Look Behind You! A Father and Son’s Impressions of the Troubles in Northern Ireland Through Photography and Song (multimedia presentation and lecture).

 

Singing Against the Silence: The Gaels of Nova Scotia (Short film, dir. Michael Newton, St. Francis Xavier University)

 

Other events will include literary readings, musical performances, a public oral history workshop, and a student networking workshop.

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Enquiries may be directed to Willeen Keough at wkeough@sfu.ca or Leith Davis at leith@sfu.ca

 

 
Posted: 2013-01-12
 
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