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Sex & socialism: is there a “political turn” in contemporary Irish fiction?

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MU English Department Irish Studies Seminars Spring 2021: Sex and socialism: is there a “political turn” in contemporary Irish fiction?

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Panel will include Michael Cronin (MU, chair); Chris Beausang (MU); Niamh Campbell (UCD); Tadhg Hoey; Caoilinn Hughes (TCD)

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The panel is the third in a series of Irish Studies Seminars for Spring 2021.

20 May 4-6 pm. “Edward Said, Jonathan Swift and Ireland” - A talk by Timothy Brennan (Minnesota), chaired by Conor McCarthy (MU)

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Sex and socialism: is there a “political turn” in contemporary Irish fiction panel includes:

Chris Beausang has recently submitted his Maynooth Ph.D dissertation entitled “Diachronic Delta: A computational and dialectical approach to literary history” and is the author of a forthcoming novel, Tunnel of Toads, from Marrowbone Books.

Niamh Campbell is a former Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Maynooth University and current Writer in Residence at University College Dublin. She is the author of Sacred Weather: Atmospheric Essentialism in the Works of John McGahern (Cork UP, 2019) and of the novel This Happy (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020), and winner of the 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award.

Tadhg Hoey holds a BA and MA from Maynooth University and an MFA from Columbia University. His writing has appeared in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Dublin Review of Books, BOMB Magazine, Irish Times, The Business Post, and Headstuff.

Caoilinn Hughes is a winner of the Moth Short Story prize and current Writer Fellow in Trinity College Dublin. She is the author of the novels Orchid and the Wasp (Hogarth Press, 2018) and The Wild Laughter (Oneworld Publications, 2020).

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