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Irish Studies Symposium

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Friday June 4th, 2010

University of Lausanne, INTERNEF building, room 275


 The Symposium is supported by the Embassy of Ireland to Switzerland.


Symposium programme


10.15 Opening


Session I / Irish Linguistics and Sociolinguistics

10.30 The Sociolinguistics of Modern Irish — Brian Ó Catháin (Maynooth)

11.15 Dealing with Irish, English and Hiberno-English in The Poor Mouth: A (Hiberno-) English translation of Flann O’Brien’s An Béal Bocht — Gisela Zingg (Geneva)

11.45 Notes on the Figura Etymologica in Old Irish — Karin Stüber (Zürich)


12.15 Lunch


Session II / Medieval Irish Literature

1.15 Inventing a European Identity in Medieval Ireland — Michael Clarke (Galway)

2.00 Lug’s incantation in Táin Bó Cuailgne – its form and function — Hildegard L.C. Tristram (Freiburg i. Brsg.)



Session III / Modern Literature

2.30 The (Irish) Language Issue —  Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail (Dublin)

3.15 A United Irishman in the Alps: William James MacNevin’s A Ramble Through Swisserland — Patrick Vincent (Neuchâtel)


3.45 Coffee Break


Session IV / Irish English Linguistics

4.30 The English Language in Present Day Ireland —  Raymond Hickey (Duisburg-Essen)

5.30 “Ah, laddie, did ye really think I’d let a foine broth of a boy such as yerself get splattered ...?” – Representations of Irish English speech in the Marvel universe — Shane Walshe (Zürich)



Download the symposium programme.





Contact & Information:

Patricia Ronan, M.A., PhD
Maître Assitante/Senior Lecturer
Department of English
Université de Lausanne
CH-1015 Lausanne
tel 0041 21 692 29 89
fax 0041 21 692 29 05



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