Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dublin: Renaissance City of Literature, Dublin, 5 September 2011

This UNESCO-funded conference is being convened at Marsh’s Library in Dublin to interrogate the notion of Dublin as a Renaissance “city of literature”. The organizers invite papers discussing literature and literary production in early modern Ireland, with a focus on Dublin. Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
• Language and identity
• Women’s writing
• Bibliography studies
• Print and manuscript cultures
• Book history
• Author studies
• Composition and agency
• Writing for the stage and Dublin theatres
• Literary networks
• Genre studies
• Book trade
We are pleased to announce the following plenary speakers for the day:
Professor Raymond Gillespie, NUI Maynooth; Professor Andrew Hadfield, University of Sussex; Dr Marie-Louise Coolahan, NUI Galway; Dr Sandy Wilkinson, University College Dublin; and Dr Elizabethanne Boran, Edward Worth Library.
Please submit 300-word abstracts, accompanied by a 100-word biography, for 20-minute papers to the conference organizers, Crawford Gribben ( and Kathleen Miller (, of Trinity College Dublin. The deadline for submissions is 20 April 2011.