CANCELLED: Republic of Conscience: Human Rights and Poetry

The Institute of International Relations would like to cordially invite you to the lecture with Dr. Rióna Ní Fhrighil, who will be talking about her project "Republic of Conscience: Human Right s and Modern Irish Poetry". The event will take place on March 5th at 16:30 at the Institute of International Relations, Nerudova 3, Prague 1.

5. 3. 2020 (16:30)

Tento obsah není aktuální Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, Nerudova 3, Praha 1

We regret to inform you that the lecture is cancelled due to organization reasons.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused and we hope to see you on other occasion.

The triadic relationship between poetry, human rights and literary translation is at the heart of the large-scale research project Republic of Conscience: Human Rights and Modern Irish Poetry upon which this presentation is based. Drawing on a number of examples from Irish poetry in particular, this presentation will consider the larger questions of the role of the poet in times of great crises. To what extent, if at all, have (Irish) poets engaged critically with the concept of human rights itself? What is the relevance of the national paradigm in an era of global networks where information, capital, goods, and discourse transverse geographical and political borders? This presentation will also include a discussion of the opportunities inherent in, and the challenges posed by, interdisciplinary research of this type.

Dr. Rióna Ní Fhrighil is a lecturer in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She has published extensively on twentieth-century Irish poetry and literary translation and is the author of Briathra, Béithe agus Banfhilí (2008), a monograph on the poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Eavan Boland. She is co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal LÉANN and of a forthcoming special edition of the international journal Translation Studies titled Translation in Ireland: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Rióna was the principal Irish-language researcher on the AHRC-funded project, The Representation of Jews in Irish Literature. In 2018 she was awarded substantial research funding under the prestigious IRC Laureate Award scheme for her project Republic of Conscience: Human Rights and Modern Irish Poetry. She is also co-director of the interdisciplinary project Aistriú, funded by Galway 2020 as part its European Capital of Culture programme.