“Contemporary Literatures of Migration: Ireland in the Global Border Regime”
Dr. Anne Mulhall, University College Dublin
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4:00pm
In her lecture, Dr. Mulhall will look at a variety of literary, non-fiction and visual texts that re-frame, challenge and resist the borderization of the Global North. Dr. Mulhall will consider the global border regime as exceeding the context of the nation or state; she argues that it is a racialized and classed apartheid system rooted in the planetary projects of racial capitalism, colonization, and their contemporary manifestations and afterlives.
This event is sponsored by the Irish Studies Program, the First-Year Seminar Program, and the English Department.
John Hume and the Northern Irish Peace Process
Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5:00pm
Please join us for a screening of Maurice Fitzpatrick’s documentary John Hume in America. The Irish film director and author Maurice Fitzpatrick will introduce his film and answer questions. Dr. Nicole McClure of Kutztown University will give a lecture before the film entitled “Visualizing Truth, Seeing Empathy: Documentary films, the Troubles, and the Peace Process.”
John Hume in America shows how Nobel prize winner John Hume worked with American Presidents from Carter to Clinton to harness and leverage US support. Narrated by Liam Neeson, the film includes interviews with President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, US Senators and Representatives, as well as Irish leaders and British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major. Maurice Fitzpatrick‘s documentary has garnered lavish praise; among others, Nancy Pelosi said that the film is “a wonderful reminder of the strength in diplomacy and the close relationship between the United States and Northern Ireland.”
This event is sponsored by the Irish Studies Program and the English Department.