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George Bernard Shaw - Back in Town Conference

This conference (co-sponsored by the UCD Humanities Institute and the International Shaw Society) focused on Shaw’s return to Dublin, so to speak, to revisit his Irish identity, and papers discussing his Irish qualities, inter-relationships with other notable Irish figures, and his contributions to Ireland and Irishness were presented, along with testimony to his stature in and influence on world drama among other topics. The podcasts from the conference are available below and can also be downloaded via the Humanities Institute podcast series on iTunes.

President Michael D. Higgins. Speech at the opening reception in the National Gallery of Ireland.


Professor Nicholas Grene (Trinity College Dublin) Keynote Speech
'Dalkey's Outlook: Shaw's Scenic Sense'.


Professor Nelson O’Ceallaigh Ritschel (Massachusetts Maritime Academy)
'Shaw, The Poor Law and 1910: The Rocky Road to Connolly'.


Peter Gahan 'Bernard Shaw: Irish Nationalist'.


Professor Anthony Roche (UCD) 'Shaw and Yeats: Theatre and its anti-self'.