Conference Proceedings

The 2011 AFIS conference in the Université Charles de Gaulle Lille 3 on the theme 'The French in Ireland and the Irish in France/Les Français en Irlande et les Irlandais en France' resulted in two books, one in English, the other in French. The English book of essays, edited by Eamon Maher and Catherine Maignant, was published in the Reimagining Ireland book series (Peter Lang Oxford) and is entitled Franco-Irish Connections in Space and Time:Peregrinations and Ruminations. For more details of the book, click below:





The 5th annual conference at University College Cork in May 2009. Because of the number and quality of papers delivered, it was decided that we should have 2 separate publications, details for which can be got by clicking on the cover images below.



The first conference for Franco-Irish Studies was held in IT Tallaght in 2003. The proceedings, France-Ireland: Anatomy of a Relationship, co-edited by Grace Neville and Eamon Maher, were published by Peter Lang. Below is a notice from The Irish Times of the 29th of January 2004:

Eamon Maher - NCFIS'So fascinating and varied is this cornucopia of essays on Franco-Irish relations, as recorded at an interdisciplinary conference in the Tallaght IT some time ago, that it is difficult not to keep reading - even if one is neither an academic nor a Francophile. The theme of the university - in Ireland and France, Irish students at French universities and recent French critical thought - is threaded through the work. Also examined are myths surrounding those twin pillars of power - politics and the Catholic Church. Notable are Phyllis Gaffney's essay on links between UCD's French Department in 1909-22 and the struggle for Irish independence, while two comparative essays - Eamon Maher's analysis of a John McGahern and a Jean Sulivan novel, and Angela Ryan's comparison of works by Kate O'Brien and François Mauriac - also make interesting reading.’ - Kate Bateman

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