Ringvorlesung des Englischen Seminars (in Englisch)
From early medieval monks to nineteenth-century emigrants, Irish history has been marked by – voluntary and enforced – encounters with Britain, Europe, and the wider world. Recently, moreover, the fallout of the economic boom and bust of the 1990s and 2000s, together with the challenge of Brexit, have forced a redefinition of the country’s global position.
This lecture series will re-examine Ireland’s long and fascinating history from a range of disciplinary perspectives (e.g. linguistic, literary, and sociological). The talks will be open to students from all Swiss universities, as well as to the general public, as a forum for reflection and debate organized by The Swiss Centre of Irish Studies at the Zurich James Joyce Foundation.
1.12.2021, 18:15: Conquering the World, One Irish Pub at a TimeClare O’Dea (Independent journalist and author); Ort: siehe www.es.uzh.ch/irelandintheworld
8.12.2021, 18:15: Translation and Poetics: A Sounding of Heaney’s PalinarusRachel Falconer (University of Lausanne); Ort: siehe www.es.uzh.ch/irelandintheworld
15.12.2021, 18:15: Ireland’s Role in Europe Post-BrexitAmbassador Eamon Hickey (Embassy of Ireland, Berne); Ort: siehe www.es.uzh.ch/irelandintheworld