UConn Irish Literature to Host a Festival of Irish Women’s Writing

A Festival of Irish Women's Writing is a speaker series coming to the department (virtually) this Spring Semester

This semester’s Irish Literature Honors class (ENGL 3122) is hosting a series of talks highlighting Irish Women’s Writing and some of its contexts. All events are free, open to all, and from 12:30 to 1:30pm in the same Webex virtual classroom. The schedule of speakers this semester is below; if you are interested in attending or require accommodations, please contact series host, Prof. Mary Burke (mary.burke@uconn.edu)


Complete Schedule:

March 4th:   Sean Forbes (UConn) discusses Boland & Hartnett & his Irish-themed work

March 9th:   Myles Dungan (RTÉ broadcaster & historian) on “The Alpha Male in Irish History”

March 16th: Alex Mika (’21 CLAS) on Meadhbh McHugh*: “Dramatic Readings as Performance”

March 18th: Meadhbh McHugh on her drama adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s Asking for It*

April 1st:   Caoilinn Hughes on her novel, The Wild Laughter

April 8th:   Claire Kilroy on her novel, The Devil I Know

April 20th: Claire Bracken (Union College) survey talk on Irish Women’s Writing


*Trigger warning: Play portrays the fallout from the upload of footage of a rape.


Sponsored by Irish Studies/Department of English