Monday, December 15, 2008

The J. M. Synge Centenary Symposium: Synge and Edwardian Ireland

The School of English at Trinity College, Dublin, is pleased to announce "The J. M. Synge Centenary Symposium: Synge and Edwardian Ireland," commemorating the 100th anniversary of Synge's death, and exploring his work amidst the particular contexts of Edwardian Ireland. With support from the Long Room Hub, the symposium will be taking place at Trinity College, Dublin on March 26-27, 2009. All talks will be taking place in room 2039 of the Arts Building (formerly the Walton Theatre, to be renamed the J.M. Synge Theatre). 

The symposium begins on the evening of Thursday, March 26 with an opening and a keynote address by Terence Brown, followed by a reception in the Long Room of the Library. The symposium continues on Friday, March 27 with an interdisciplinary set of talks by Nicola Gordon Bowe, Adrian Frazier, Lucy McDiarmid, Anne Fogarty, David Fitzpatrick, and Harry White, and a roundtable featuring Declan Kiberd, W.J. McCormack, Anthony Roche, and Nicholas Grene.

There is no registration fee but places are limited so you are strongly encouraged to register in advance by writing to lifoley(at)

For more information, please contact the organizers: bcliff(at) or ngrene(at)

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