“Commemoration or Celebration? The Irish Revival One Century Later”
Date: 29, 30 September 2022
Venue: USAL Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The year of 2022 is an important one for Irish Studies in South America, as it commemorates
the centenary of the Irish Free State, established in December 1922, after the three years, which lasted
the Irish War of Independence. At the same time, the year of 2022 is one of changes as the world
emerges from a lockdown facing the COVID-19 pandemic as a common threat. Similar to wars, in A
Cruel Pedagogia Do Vírus /The Cruel Pedagogy of the Virus (2020), Boaventura Sousa Santos
explains that “the pandemic is an allegory. The literal meaning of the coronavirus pandemic is the
widespread chaotic fear and the death without borders caused by an invisible enemy”. This collective
contemporary trauma has also brought to light issues such as social inequality, gender relations, as well
as issues concerning race and access to education and basic needs of the world population. However,
in terms of the arts, 2022 is the year of the centenary of artistic and literary movements such as that
of the Irish Revival as well as of European and Latin American modernisms. Thus, the ABEI
XVII/AEIS III Symposium of Irish Studies in South America is an invitation to contemplate the ways
in which conflict and crises, such as wars and pandemics have shaped nations. At the same time, it is
an opportunity to rethink the emergence of literature and other expressions of arts, which bring to the
contemporary world a message of hope working through these traumas.
The 2022 Academic Committee encourages delegates to present papers and/or posters about the
- Construction of a nation through its narratives;
- Historical links between the Americas and Ireland;
- The Literature of revolutions and independence;
- Travel narratives, diaries, letters, photographs and other means/ways of narrating
- Political and cultural relations between Ireland and nineteenth-century Latin American countries;
- Irish and Latin American historical fiction;
- Folklore and ethno-music;
- Mass media in the contemporary world;
- Representation in theatre and other arts;
- Translation: cultural and literary translations;
- Irish migration studies;
- Gender, Race and ethnicity;
- Memory studies.
Denis Rafter (Irish actor and director, Spain)
Aurora Piñeiro (UNAM, Mexico)
Cristina Elgue, (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)
Gabriela McEvoy (Lebanon Valley College, U.S.A.)
Maria Teresa Caneda-Cabrera (University of Vigo, Spain) AEDEI
Charlie O´Brien (Irish musician and film director, Ireland)
Anne Fogarty (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Donal Ryan (Irish writer)
Guidelines for abstract submission
Abstracts should include a title, and should not exceed 200 words followed by 3-5 keywords.
Abstracts should be submitted as a Word Document, Times New Roman, 12 pts.
Abstracts can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
Include a brief biographical note of up to 50 words, including academic title and affiliation.
Abstracts should be sent via https://www.even3.com.br/symposium2022_abei_aeis_ceei/ or emailed
The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 20 August 2022.
Guidelines for presenters of papers
Each presenter will have 20 minutes to present the paper (approximately 8 A4 pages, Font Times
New Roman 12, spacing: 1.5. The paper can be read or delivered as speech. In any case, check that
the presentation does not take more than the allotted time.
The Symposium will mainly be an in-person event. However, for those presenters of papers who
might not be able to attend it we will organize an online panel session depending on the number of
online presentations´ requests received. Please if this is your case, submit your abstract, biodata
and make it clear you need to present online. The Organizing Committee will eventually
confirm your participation and send specifications for the transmission.
Participants should register through the association of their own country (ABEI or AEIS). All the other
participants either in-person or online must pay Argentine fees.