Please welcome our 2017-18 Fulbright Language instructor, Ciara Ní É, from Clontarf. Ciara will be teaching our Irish language courses this year. Ciara is a poet, and runs a bilingual spoken word event called REIC, which she has held all around Ireland and at many music festivals. Last year Ciara was one of thirteen poets chosen for Poetry Ireland's Introductions Series 2017.
This semester we will have two Irish music performances by Larry Kirwin of Black '47 fame (Sept 7) and Mick Moloney and Friends, the eminent ethnomusicologist, band leader, and banjo player (Oct. 25).
We are also fortunate to have professors Kevin Dettmar speak on James Joyce, Sirshendu Majumdar speak on Irish and Indian literature, and Peter O'Neill speak on race in 19th century America.