Margaret Kelleher Lectures at Kyoto and Tokyo

This year’s plenary speaker at IASIL Japan Conference, Professor Margaret Kelleher is giving lectures at Kyoto University (13 October) and Meiji University (18 October). You are most welcome attend any of these lectures.

【Lecture at Kyoto University】
“James Joyce and Nineteenth-Century Irish Bilingualism: the Maamtrasna Murders Revisited”
Time and Date: 14.45-16.15  Friday, 13 October
Venue: Room B06 (Basement Floor), Faculty of Integrated Human Studies Bldg (No. 84 on the map)

Flyer Lecture 13-10-2017

【Lectures at Izumi Campus, Meiji University】
(1) “An Introduction to Irish Culture”
Time and Date: 10.50-12.30, Wednesday, 18 October
Venue: Room 304, Bldg. No. 1, Izumi Campus

(2) “Irish Literary Studies and Digital Humanities”
Time and Date: 13.30-15.10, Wednesday, 18 October
Venue: Room 706, Media Building, Izumi Campus

Flyer_Prof. Kelleher_18-10-2017

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Martin O’Leary, Lecture-Concert at Rikkyo University

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Ireland Japan Diplomatic Relationship, the pianist and composer Dr. Martin O’Leary of Maynooth University will be visiting Japan for the first time. Rikkyo University hosts a lecture-concert as follows: 

Date and time: Tuesday, October 31, 18:30-20:30 (doors open at 18:15)
Venue: Room 5324, Building 5, Ikebukuro Campus, Rikkyo University
Admission free  

For further details, please refer to the flyer as well as visit the university website.
flyer 20171031; flyer backside with programme9.12

All are welcome, free seating and no need for reservation.

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鶴見大学大学院修了生研究発表会(Postgraduate Presentations at Tsurumi University)

Tsurumi University postgraduate students are giving papers on Joyce and Malory on 30 September. Professor Martin Connolly welcomes students and/or teachers interested in the event.




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“Takahime” performace in Kyoto

Kyoto Kanze-kai will perform the Noh Takahime to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Noh version of “At the Hawk’s Well” on 22 October. For further details go to:

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“Ireland Meets Japan: W.B. Yeats, Lafcadio Hearn and Kyogen” in Japan

After the successful tour in Ireland, Shigeyama Sengoro Kyogen performs of W.B. Yeats’s The Cat and the Moon and Lafcadio Hearn’s Chin Chin Kobakama in Hikone (7 Oct) and Matsue (28 Nov).
Hikone (7 Oct):
Matsue (28 Nov):

Professor Manabe will be talking about the tour in Ireland at the open lecture of Japan-Ireland Society (4 Nov):


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2017 IASIL Japan: Conference Registration Now Open

IASIL Japan Newsletter (September 2017) is downloadable here: 2017 NL 2(Sept)

The conference programme, the book of abstracts, the campus map and  posters are now available. Please go to our Conference page <>. This year, we introduce online registration system. Please register from the Conference page by 22 September 2017.

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Waiting for Godot at Theater X, Tokyo/Shunju-za, Kyoto

Samuel Beckett’s WAITING FOR GODOT  will be produced by Theater X and Dublin-based theater company Mouth on Fire. It will be performed in English (with subtitles) at Theater X in Ryogoku, Tokyo, from 1 September to 5 September <>, and at Shunju-za, Kyoto Zokei Geijutsu Daigaku in Kyoto on 9 & 10 September <>.


チラシ裏 TheaterX-MoF-GODOT-back

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Call for papers: CISLE Conference Ljubljana (Slovenia) 2018

Centre for the International Study of Literatures in English calls for papers for its international conference held at Ljubljana (Slovenia), 16-20 July 2018. The theme of the conference is “Transcending Boundaries: Migrations, Dislocations and Literary Transformations”. For futher details and for application, please look at the attachment file.

ljubljana inv and call for papers

Registration CISLE 2018


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IASIL 2017 Singapore Conference: registration now open

Registration for IASIL 2017 is now open, and will remain so until May 31st, 2017.

To complete your registration please follow this link:

For all other relevant information about the conference, accommodation, and Singapore please follow this link:
[this is a new conference web-address so please update your previous records]


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Tour “Ireland Meets Japan: W.B. Yeats, Lafcadio Hearn and Kyogen”

The project “Ireland Meets Japan: W.B. Yeats, Lafcadio Hearn and Kyogen” is on the move and the tour is now organised: “Kyogen in Ireland” Tour.

The project is still short of money and your donations will be appreciated: Call for Donations


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