Irish Studies Symposium 2010

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)