Between 23 and 27 July, Radboud University hosted the annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL). I was one of the organisers. It was a great event, with amazing keynotes, performances, and Q&As, and scores of great papers from delegates from a wide range of countries. I presented a paper on Irish-American popular fiction published during the First World War, which was based on my new research project.
During the conference, the executive committee ratified my appointment as chair of the IASIL bibliography committee. I’m now responsible for compiling the annual IASIL bibliography – an interesting challenge!
Here’s a pre-conference photo of some of the organisers and conference assistants.