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Spring Covid Notice

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Covid-19 Spring Trimester Update

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

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.

Wellcome Trust funded seminar series: 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.

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