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Welcome to the Autumn Trimester 2021-22 at UCD School of English, Drama and Film

This is an important update for all students regarding arrangements for the upcoming trimester

Call for Applications for 2021 UCD Maeve Binchy Travel Award.

The School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin, is pleased to
announce the opening of the 2021 competition for the Maeve Binchy Travel Award.

Irish Working Class Conference

Registration for the Irish Working-Class Studies Conference has now opened.⁣

UCD Writer-in-Residence Niamh Campbell Has Been Awarded Rooney Prize 2021

The School of English, Drama and Film is delighted to announce that UCD Writer in Residence, Niamh Campbell has been awarded the 2021 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.

Sree Sen announced as latest winner of UCD Maeve Binchy Travel Award

Congratulations to Sree Sen, graduate of the School of English, Drama, Film, who is the winner of the 2020 UCD Maeve Binchy Travel Award.

Writer in Residence 2022

The Arts Council and University College Dublin invite applications for Writer in Residence for the calendar year 2022.

Violet Gibson, the Irish Woman Who Shot Mussolini

Ashley Taggart (UCD Drama Studies) co-wrote a documentary entitled The Irish Woman Who Shot Mussolini, which will air tonight on TG4, Wednesday 22nd September 2021

2021 USSO Book Hour with Dr. Rasmus Sinding Søndergaard

U.S. Studies Online is delighted to announce the commencement of our 2021/22BookHour series with Dr. Rasmus Sinding Søndergaard discussing his book Reagan, Congress, and Human Rights: Contesting Morality in U.S. Foreign Policy (Cambridge UP, 2020).

Hosted by Dr. Ciarán Leinster (UCD), the talk is at 3pm on Wednesday 29th September. Attendance is free and you can register here.

Grieving Time by Rachel Fehily

Drama Studies student Rachel Fehily has written a play for RTE radio titled Grieving Time.

"Walls and Windows" directed by UCD graduate Jason Byrne

The play will premiere this weekend at the Abbey Theatre

John Brannigan Admitted to the Royal Irish Academy

Many congratulations to Professor John Brannigan, who was admitted to the Royal Irish Academy on 21 May 2021.

PhD Scholarship in Cultural Analytics: Irish Cultural History and the Rosamond Jacob Diaries

A doctoral scholarship is available in Cultural Analytics to work within an interdisciplinary team in
the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in collaboration with UCD School of English and Drama.

PhD Scholarships in Cultural Analytics

UCD Centre for Cultural Analytics is seeking applications for a number of doctoral scholarships to commence in the academic year 2021-22 as part of the ERC funded project, European Migrants in the British Imagination: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Culture (VICTEUR)

Professor Seamus Deane, A Tribute from UCD School of English, Drama and Film

UCD School of English, Drama and Film sends sincere condolences and sympathies to the family of our former colleague, Professor Seamus Deane, on the very sad news of his passing.

Covid-19 Spring Trimester Update

This is an important update for all students regarding arrangements for the upcoming trimester

EGS Publishing Workshop, 3pm 12 May

In this workshop, Professor Emilie Pine will give an overview of defining work for publication, choosing a publication venue, journal submissions process, and pitching proposals for monographs and edited collections.

Wellcome Trust funded symposium: Researching Representations of Child Sexual Abuse in Contemporary Culture

Exploring how child sexual abuse is represented in contemporary culture in works like novels, films and TV series, and seeks to understand how these representations affect both survivors and general audiences.

Professor Denis Donoghue

A Tribute from UCD School of English, Drama and Film.

Conversations with the Contemporary: A series of discussions about Craft and Context

A series of discussions about Craft and Context with Niamh Campbell, UCD Writer-in-Residence.

English Graduate Society - Roundtable Series

'Transculturalism/Interculturalism: Communicating Across Cultural Differences' (February 18th, 1pm on Zoom)

Jean Hogan (1984-2020)

It is with great sadness that we report the death of a gifted school alumnus, Jean Hogan on
the 31st December, 2020.

Call for Papers: Working-Class Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference

The organising committee wishes to hear from working-class people from across the various industries and worlds of work, regardless of age, occupation, race, gender or sexuality.

Ad Astra PhD Studentship in UCD School of English, Drama and Film

We are pleased to announce a generously funded Ad Astra PhD studentship, to be supervised by Dr Hannah Boast, Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow.

Annie Fanning Memorial Scholarship

Applications are now open for the Annie Fanning Memorial Scholarship

New novel by Sarah Moss

Sarah Moss's seventh novel Summerwater will be published by Picador in August 2020

Margaret Kelleher Admitted to RIA

Many congratulations to Margaret Kelleher who was admitted as a member to the Royal Irish Academy on Friday 22nd May

Announcement of Maeve Binchy Travel Award, 2020

Applications are now open to students (undergraduate or postgraduate) currently enrolled in UCD’s College of Arts & Humanities.

MA in Theatre Practice Open Day

An Open Day for the MA Theatre Practice will be held at The Gaiety School of Acting, Essex St West, Temple Bar, Dublin 8 on Friday the 6th of March.

Applications now open for Roger McHugh Memorial Doctoral Scholarship in Anglo-Irish Literature

We are pleased to announce the opening of the 2020 competition for the Roger McHugh Memorial Doctoral Scholarship in memory of Roger McHugh, the founding Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, who taught at UCD until the late 1970s.

Julie Morrissy—"Extra helpful nerves between realities": Creativity and Performance

Public Lecture by the Newman Fellow for Creativity, Dr Julie Morrrissy. Taking place on the Thursday, 6th February, Theatre Q, Newman Building at 5.45

Justice in the Plays and Films of Martin McDonagh

New publication by Prof Eamonn Jordan

Undergraduate Playwriting Competition

To mark the launch of the new MA in Writing for Stage and Screen the School is delighted to announce a short playwriting competition open to all current undergraduate students at UCD.

New documentary co-produced by Deirdre McMahon and Tim Desmond

In an interview never previously broadcast, Behan reveals the influence Paris had on him as a writer.

Announcing two new publications by Prof Eamonn Jordan

The Theatre and Films of Conor McPherson: Conspicuous Communities and The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance have been recently launched