CORVALLIS, Ore. - The 21st-annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region will meet at Oregon State University's Center for the Humanities Friday through Sunday, Oct. 14-16. The theme of this year's conference is "Women of Some Importance."
The keynote speaker is Northern Irish dramatist Nicola McCarthney. A native of Belfast, she has worked in Glasgow, Scotland, as well as Belfast, London and Dublin. Scott Palmer, founding artistic director of the Glasgow Repertory Co. and now an OSU faculty member, will introduce McCarthney.
Attendees from France and Northern Ireland and scholars from American colleges and universities including Boston College, Notre Dame, Baylor, Pennsylvania State University, Kansas State and Stanford will present papers. Four of the papers will discuss the work of James Joyce.
Other conference highlights are:
A complete program including registration form is available at oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre.
The conference is sponsored by the Consul General of Ireland/San Francisco, OSU's Center for the Humanities, national American Conference for Irish Studies, and several OSU departments.