Keynote Speakers

Louis de Paor

Louis de Paor is Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His published works include Faoin mBlaoisc Bheag Sin (1991), a study of the short fiction of Máirtín Ó Cadhain, critical editions of the poems of Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Liam S. Gógan and Michael Davitt, and a bilingual anthology

Katherine Ebury

Katherine Ebury is Senior Lecturer in Modern Literature at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests include life-writing, modernism, psychoanalysis, literature and science, animal studies and law and literature, as well as groundbreaking articles on Flann O’Brien, science writing & the death penalty inFlann O’Brien: Problems with Authority (2017) and Flann O’Brien: Gallows Humour (forthcoming). Her first monograph, Modernism and

Maebh Long

Maebh Long is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Her areas of interest include modernist and contemporary literature and culture in Ireland, Britain, and Oceania, as well as literary theory and continental philosophy. She has published widely on Brian O’Nolan/Flann O’Brien and on Jacques Derrida, and is the author of the award-winning

Erika Mihálycsa

Erika Mihálycsa lectures on 20th and 21st century British and Irish literature at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania. She has mainly published on Joyce’s and Beckett’s language poetics, Joyce in translation, Beckett and the visual arts, as well as in the field of Modernism studies, Flann O’Brien, and translation studies. Her monograph, Translating Modernism: Languages of Passage in