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Re: the 1916 Rising: Revivalism, Republicanism, Remembrance

The Irish 1916 Rising presents fascinating intersections between cultural, literary, and political revolutions. As the “Poets’ Rebellion” moniker indicates, the authors of the Rising were poets and political revolutionaries, as well as key activists in the Gaelic and literary revivals. Papers on the “re” prefix as it recurs in revolutionary and revivalist rhetoric and in commemorative events are especially welcome. The 2016 centennial offers an occasion to reflect on the discourse surrounding 1916, and on the controversies over commemorating the event in 1966.

Conference Location: Boston, USA
Conference Starts: November 19, 2015
Conference Ends: November 22, 2015

CFP Submission Deadline: April 15, 2015

For more information, contact: Laura O'Connor

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