Irish Studies Würzburg

    ISWÜ Newsletter Summer Term 2021


    We are happy to announce the following events, seminars, guest lectures, and extracurricular activities for the summer term 2021:

    We are starting the semester with an Irish Studies Würzburg Kick-off Event via Zoom on April 16, 2021. Join us for

    • a reading and discussion by authors Colette Bryce and Jan Carson, moderated by Prof. Dr. Katharina Rennhak (President of EFACIS),
    • a greeting by Irish Ambassador Dr. Nicholas O’Brien,
    • two guest lectures, “Transnationalism and Diversity: Transformations in Irish Culture and Irish Studies” by Prof. Dr. Jochen Achilles, JMU and “Light from the West: Early Irish Learning and the Southern Germanic Lands” by Dr. Damian Bracken, UCC,
    • traditional Irish music,
    • and much more.

    For details regarding registration, please see: https://www.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/irish-studies/aktuelles/single/news/irish-studies-wuerzburg-kick-off-event-2/

    ISWÜ members will offer the following seminars to students:

    • Prof. Dr. Ina Bergmann: WueGlobal - The Green Atlantic Revis(it)ed: Irish, American, and Irish American New Historical Fiction #ISWÜ #WueOnline (04093126)
    • Prof. Dr. Maria Eisenmann: WueGlobal - Irish Studies in the EFL Classroom #ISWÜ #WueOnline (04097331)

    Registration is currently possible on WueStudy: https://wuestudy.zv.uni-wuerzburg.de

    The Schreibzentrum l Writing Center offers a "Writing Matters" workshop and a conversation with author Jan Carson:

    • WueGlobal - Intensivworkshop: Short Story Writing Workshop with Jan Carson #ISWÜ #WueOnline (14020429)
    • May 14, 2021, 18.30-20 (CET): Meet the Autor

    For more information, please see: https://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/schreibzentrum/events/writing-matters/

    We are delighted to offer four guest lectures as part of the German Irish Studies Itinerary (GISI):

    • May 6, 2021, 10-12 (CET): Prof. Elke D'hoker (KU Leuven, Belgium): ”‘A creature other than myself’: Art, Nature, Ethics in Sara Baume’s A Line Made by Walking (2017)”
    • June 22, 2021, 12-14 (CET): Prof. Dr. Christoph Reinfandt (University of Tübingen): “Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture (2008)”
    • July 1, 2021, 10-12 (CET): Prof. Dr. Maria Eisenmann (University of Würzburg): ”Approaches to Teaching Irish Migration and Hybrid Identity in Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn” 
    • July 8, 2021, 14-16 (CET): Prof. Dr. Ina Bergmann (University of Würzburg): ”The Green Atlantic Revis(it)ed: Colum McCann's TransAtlantic (2013) as New Irish American Historical Fiction”

    For more information on GISI, please see: https://www.germanirishstudiesitinerary.uni-wuppertal.de/

    All ISWÜ activites during the summer term are supported by “WueGlobal – Writing, Learning, Digital Connection” funded by the DAAD / IVAC International Virtual Academic Collaboration Program. Participation can be applied to the WueGlobal Certificate. Please visit the WueGlobal website for more information: https://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/schreibzentrum/wueglobal/

    A range of extracurricular activities will be organised by our cooperation partner, Deutsch-Irische Gesellschaft Würzburg: https://www.dig-wuerzburg.de/veranstaltungen-termine/


    For the winter semester, expect two promising guest lectures:

    • Dr. Philip Coleman (Trinity College Dublin):Feline Form: From Black Minnaloushe to Henry Pussycat”
    • Dr. Niamh NicGhabhann (University of Limerick): “Religious Spaces in Transition - Changing Uses and Possible Futures for Religious Architectural Heritage in Ireland”

    Stay tuned for further guest lectures and activities. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our classes, guest lectures and events.

    Prof. Dr. Ina Bergmann, Prof. Dr. Maria Eisenmann and the whole ISWÜ Team

    Irish Studies Würzburg (ISWÜ)