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In May 2015 the English programme’s Dr Gerry Smyth and Dr Deaglan O Donghaile won a major grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to develop an international network on the topic of Marginal Irish Modernisms.

Gerry and Deaglan have strong interests in this area, and are looking to build a dynamic, multi-disciplinary network of international scholars researching in the field of Irish modernism beyond the pervasive influence of high profile figures such as W.B. Yeats, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett.

In partnership with institutions in London (St Mary’s College, Twickenham) and Dublin (Trinity College), the intention is to run a series of academic and public engagement events, culminating in a major international conference in Liverpool in October 2016.

As part of the impact agenda for the network, Gerry has organised five events to run in conjunction with this year’s Liverpool Irish Festival, including film and play premieres, a public lecture, a concert and a book event at Liverpool Central Library (more information to follow).






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