Feminist Lunch Series with Dean Farrell-FR

Event Date(s):
February 11, 2020
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Event Details:

Please mark your calendars for the last talk of our Fall 2019 Feminist Lunch Series in the Faculty of Arts to be given by Dean Farrell (Irish Studies at STU).

The talk is titled: "‘Down with this sort of thing!’: Queer-y-ing the Irish Language”

Core assumptions of Irish society and culture have undergone substantial change in recent years and are now being re-evaluated and re-considered. One such assumption is the so-called ‘culturally conservative’ nature of the Irish language, which was perhaps perpetuated by the oppression, decline and subsequent revival of the language. This paper will assess attitudes towards the Irish language by giving a brief account of its history and current status and by giving a significant platform to queerness in its literature. It will consider texts by Merriman, Mhac an tSaoi, Ní Dhomhnaill and Ó Conghaile.

Professor Farrell is the Irish Canada University Foundation Scholar for 2018-20 at Saint Thomas University where he teaches Irish Language Classes. He has a BA in Modern Irish and French and Francophone Studies, and an MA in modern Irish from the University College Dublin, Ireland. His research focuses on masculinity and gender in the work of Máirtín Ó Cadhain*.

All are welcome, please bring your lunch!

Our next Feminist Lunch Series talk will be in March 16 (Lisa Anne Ross).

The Feminist Lunch Series is organized by the UNB Gender & Women’s Studies Program, the UNB/STU University Women’s Centre and the Office of the UNB Dean of Arts. For more information on the series, contact Sophie Lavoie (lavoie@unb.ca).

Building: Tilley Hall

Room Number: 28


Alice Armstrong