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CfP: V International Flann O’Brien Conference, Dublin, 16–19 July 2019

Palimpsests: The V International Flann O’Brien Conference

University College Dublin (16–19 July 2019)

Louis de Paor (NUI Galway)
Katherine Ebury (University of Sheffield)
Maebh Long (University of Waikato)
Erika Mihálycsa (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj)

Guest Writers
Anne Enright (The GatheringThe Green Road)
Patrick McCabe (The Butcher BoyBreakfast on Pluto)
Lisa McInerney (The Glorious HeresiesThe Blood Miracles)

more to be announced…

Deadline for Submissions
Friday 8 March 2019

The International Flann O’Brien Society is proud to announce Palimpsests: The V International Flann O’Brien Conference16–19 July 2019, hosted by the University College Dublin, School of English, Drama and Film, in cooperation with the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) and the International Flann O’Brien Society.

In 2019 the International Flann O’Brien Conference series comes to Brian O’Nolan’s alma mater University College Dublin, where he wrote his MA thesis on Medieval “Irish Nature Poetry”! The Dublin setting of the 5th conference in the series is also apt, given that 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of At Swim-Two-Birds. With these anniversaries and resonances in mind, the conference’s theme of Palimpsests invites us to discuss key aspects in O’Nolan’s work, including:

  • At Swim-Two-Birds: “When Fiction Lives in Fiction”
  • Rewriting/Overwriting/Mixing traditions, languages, genres
  • Intertextuality, reference, allusions
  • Translation in/of O’Brien
  • Creative Receptions / Adaptations of O’Brien’s work

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We’re looking forward to seeing you in Dublin!