We are sorry to announce that, after consultation with the Gerson family and the planned speaker, the 2020 Gerson reception and reading with Emilie Pine is cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation.
Emilie Pine is a prominent Dublin writer and academic. She will read from essays in her memoir, Notes to Self (2018), an Irish bestseller for which she was awarded the Irish American Cultural Institute Butler Literary Prize, the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Literary Award, and the An Post Irish Book of the Year Award for 2018.
An Associate Professor of Modern Drama at University College Dublin, Professor Pine is editor of Irish University Review, directs the Irish Memory Studies Network, and is PI of Industrial Memories, a digital humanities re-reading of institutional child abuse in Ireland. Her scholarly books include The Politics of Irish Memory (Palgrave, 2011) and The Memory Marketplace (Indiana University Press, 2020).