The Irish Literature and Periodical Culture Conference will take place in KU Leuven on 1-3 December 2022.
Periodicals have played an important role in the production, mediation, dissemination and reception of Irish literature. By exploring the intersections between Irish writers and the (transnational) periodical press, this conference aims to further scrutinise the ways in which periodical culture in Ireland has impacted writers’ careers, codified the development of literary genres and conventions, and influenced the course of Irish literary history and the canon more generally.
Confirmed plenary speakers will include Professor Frank Shovlin (University of Liverpool), Professor Fionnuala Dillane (University College Dublin) and Professor Stephanie Rains (Maynooth University).
For further information and the call for papers, visit the conference website.