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    Screening the Irish in Britain: TCD, Dublin; Sept 2009

    By Noreen Bowden | July 18, 2009

    The Department of Film Studies at Trinity College in Dublin has announced the the launch of the “Screening the Irish in Britain” research project. The project complements the established “Screening Irish-America”. The project has been initiated to research and analyse screen images of the Irish in Britain, both historically and in the present, including images in film, television and the internet.

    Organisers have issued a call for papers for an upcoming conference:

    We invite interested academics to participate in a symposium/workshop to be held at Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 26 September 2009. Speakers
    confirmed to date include:

    • Professor John Hill (Royal Holloway, University of London)
    • Dr Lance Pettitt (Leeds Metropolitan University)

    We welcome interdisciplinary and subject-specific approaches and hope to
    develop a dialogue between this topic and other topics associated with Irish
    diaspora studies.

    Proposals should be limited to around 200 words and be accompanied by brief biographical details.

    If you would like to be kept up to date with the project, please email your
    name to the project director, Dr Ruth Barton (

    All proposals should be sent to

    This project is supported by the Trinity College Dublin Long Room Hub
    Research Initiative Funding Scheme.

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