The weekend of March 29-31, 2012 promises to be an exciting one for students and faculty interested in Irish Studies at Notre Dame. “Hybrid Irelands: At Culture’s Edge,” a conference organized by John Dillon and Nathaniel Meyers, will take place at the Notre Dame Conference Center with plenary lectures by Terry Eagleton (University of Notre Dame), Clair Wills (Queen Mary, University of London), and David Lloyd (University of Southern California). All panels and lectures are open for Notre Dame Students to attend, and the schedule can be accessed at the conference’s website: http://hybridie.nd.edu…
Betsy Cornwell, a master’s student in Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program, has sold her first two novels to Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Both books, written for a young adult audience, have their roots in the science fiction and fantasy genres.
The acclaimed novel “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison (1914-1994) holds a prominent place in the annals of both American literature and American history. Its release in March 1952 helped catalyze the civil rights movement in this country, and generations of students have been moved by the novel’s rich portrayal of social conflict and the poignant life of its unnamed narrator.
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the release of the book, as well as the author’s March 1 birthday, the University of Notre Dame’s Department of English is sponsoring a public reading of selections of the great novel from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday (March 1) in the Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy Hall, where faculty and students will read.