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Ninth Annual Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture: Brian Ó Conchubhair

March 8, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Part of Humor and the Irish Language conference |
Comhdháil: An Greann agus an Ghaeilge

Prof. Brian Ó Conchubhair will deliver the Ninth Annual Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture on “Ó Chúirt an Mheán Oíche go Cré na Cille: Greann na Gaeilge,” or “The Midnight Court to Graveyard Clay: Humor in Irish.”

Part of Greann agus an Ghaeilge conference, one of Glucksman Ireland House NYU’s 20th anniversary celebrations.  See the conference webpage.

Brian Ó Conchubhair is Associate Professor of Irish Language and Literature at Notre Dame, where he is a fellow in Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.  His publications include “Gearrscéalta Ár Linne,” “Why Irish? Irish Language and Literature in Academia,” and “Fin de Siècle na Gaeilge: Darwin, an Athbheochan, agus smaointeoireacht na hEorpa.” His current research project deals with Irish-language modernism.

This annual lecture was established by Glucksman Ireland House in 2006 to commemorate Barra Ó Donnabháin, a beloved and influential teacher and advocate of the language. Ó Donnabháin, from Leap, Co. Cork, took a degree in Irish and Latin at University College, Cork and immigrated to the US in 1963. One of the leading Irish linguists in the tri-state area, Barra wrote an Irish language column in the Irish Echo for many years as well as contributing essays and articles to a variety of other publications. In 2008 Daltaí na Gaeilge published a bilingual collection of 32 of his essays, Súil Siar: Cnuasach Aistí le Barra Ó Donnabháin, edited and translated by Hilary Mhic Suibhne, Irish language lecturer at NYU, and Eileen Zurrell, Daltaí na Gaeilge.

This lecture will be delivered in Irish with simultaneous translation to English via headsets. A limited number of headsets are available by reservation in advance; please indicate that you would like a headset by email to ireland.house@nyu.edu. Headsets will be reserved in order of RSVP.

This event is part of Glucksman Ireland House’s 20th anniversary series of events



March 8, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Glucksman Ireland House
1 Washington Mews
NY, United States