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Student Research Snapshot: Rachel Bergin

     Hi everyone! My name is Rachel, and I am currently finishing my MA degree in Celtic Studies at the University of Western Brittany. As our common point here is our interest in Celtic Studies, I would like to share a bit of my research. I am writing my dissertation about the representation of Irish female artists in Irish contemporary literature written by women.      I came up with this subject by reading the article “Irish Studies around the world - 2020”. 1 I realised that a certain number of women had written their debut novel this year. My first interrogation then was to understand why those women decided to take up the pen to write, and what they wrote about. After reading several novels, two in particular held my attention: A Ghost in the Throat, by Doireann Ní Ghríofa, and Oona, by Alice Lyons, both published in 2020. These two novels share several common features: they are both the first novel of each author, but this is also two women, staging two female characters, both

Celtic Students Conference 2023 – EXTENDED Call for Papers

📢 We've decided to EXTEND the Call for Papers for the 2023 Celtic Students Conference until 8th November !! So if you missed yesterday's deadline, now is your chance!  🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Cuiridh sinn fàilte mhòr ro pàipearan anns na cànanan Ceilteach!  All the information can found below:  – Where & When? University of Glasgow, 30th March–1st April 2023  – But you can't travel? No worries! The conference will be hybrid!  – Are you a Gàidhlig / Gaelg / Gaeilge / Cymraeg / Brezhoneg / Kernewek speaker? We strongly encourage submissions in Celtic languages. The last conference had papers in 5 out of the 6 Celtic languages, and we offer simultaneous interpretation into English for those papers.  – What does the conference look like? Listen to Stiofán, former chair of the 2020 and 2021 conference and Erin, chair of the 2023 conference, talk about it in our podcast: