History of Jews in Irish literature goes beyond Leopold Bloom

Source: Irish Examiner. Leopold Bloom, played here by Les Doherty, is easily the most famous Jew in Irish literature. Picture: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

…The Representation of Jews in Irish Literature exhibition, which opened at Waterford Institute of Technology on February 1, is the outcome of a research collaboration between NUI Galway and Ulster University. The project, which was initiated and overseen by Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh, explores the relationship between Jews and Ireland through poetry, prose and drama…

irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/history-of-jews-in-irish-literature-goes-beyond-leopold-bloom-442308.html

RIA – Listen to the Lectures

Listen back to lectures by Dr Barry Montgomery and Dr Rióna Ní Fhrighil on Jews and Jewishness in Irish literature

 

TV interview in Irish with Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh

TV interview in Irish with Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh for meoneile.ie

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Who Ever Heard of an Irish Jew?

“Who ever heard of an Irish Jew?” It is a question that has been employed over time as an insult, an unlikely conversation starter, and the title of a celebrated short story collection. It is also a question I have been asked constantly since the publication of my own Irish-Jewish novel, “Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan…

A group of academics from Ulster University and NUI Galway have just launched an exhibition entitled “Representation of Jews in Irish Literature” – the first major output of a five-year, four-hundred-thousand-pound research project. A collection of poetry entitled Jewtown has just been published to much acclaim.

Read more: http://forward.com/culture/361201/who-ever-heard-of-an-irish-jew/

Exploring Jewish themes in Irish literature (Irish News)

Source: Irish News. Dr Barry Montgomery will speak on The Holocaust in 20th Century Irish Fiction and Poetry at the Linen Hall Library on Thursday January 26

Based at the University of Ulster, Dr Montgomery is a researcher on a wider project on The Representations of Jews in Irish Literature by the Arts Humanities Research Council. Until the end of this month, The Linen Hall Library is hosting its touring exhibition examining the portrayal of Jews and Jewishness in Irish Literature, from the late medieval period to the present day. The results of the research project will be published next year.

irishnews.com/arts/2017/01/26/news/exploring-jewish-themes-in-irish-literature-903291/

Moore Institute Seminar: ‘Representation of Jews in Contemporary Literature in Irish’

January 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Venue

Seminar Room GO10, Ground Floor, Hardiman Research Building

Organizer

Email:
daniel.carey@nuigalway.ie

Dr Rióna Ní Fhrighil ( Gaeilge, OÉ Gaillimh)

‘Representation of Jews in Contemporary Literature in Irish’

Introduction by

Prof Pól Ó Dochartaigh (Registrar and Deputy President, NUIG)

[Source: http://mooreinstitute.ie/event/seminar/]

Irish Times

Representations of Jews in Irish Literature, a free exhibition examining the portrayal of Jewishness in Ireland through a selection of key Irish-Jewish writing and Irish literature, is being held at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast until January 31st. From the medieval Annals of Inisfallen through centuries of poetry, prose and drama to the present day, the relationship between Jews and Ireland as found in the literary record is studied. It then moves to Waterford Institute of Technology, where it will run for the month of February. It will be launched on February 1st at 6pm by poet Simon Lewis, author of Jewtown.

irishtimes.com/culture/books/paula-meehan-launches-ten-poems-from-ireland-1.2932983

Launch 6: Linen Hall Library, Belfast

Representations: Linen Hall Launch

Launched by: Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh (NUI Galway) who presented on ‘Hyphenated Identities: Irish-Jewish Autobiographies’.

Time and Date: 6pm on 10 January, 2017

Support Team Onsite: Deborah Douglas (Programme Manager)

Duration of Exhibition: 10 – 31 January, 2017

Event Description

Contribution by Research Team:

The exhibition ran for the month of January and was launched by Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh to an audience of over twenty people. Research Associate, Dr Barry Montgomery also gave a special lecture ‘The Holocaust in 20th Century Irish Fiction and Poetry’ on Thursday 26 January, 2017 as part of Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 which was attended by a large audience including many members of the Jewish community. The exhibition was accompanied by a complementary display for the duration of the exhibition. This included a first edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses and the original keys to the first synagogue in Belfast.

Ruth Gilligan’s Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan and the representation of Jews in Irish literature

Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan

Launch 5: James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway

Representations: NUI Galway Launch

Launched by: Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh (NUI Galway), Mr Stanley Price, author of Somewhere to Hang My Hat: An Irish-Jewish Journey

 Time and Date: 6pm on 6 December, 2016

Duration of Exhibition: 6 December – 27 January

Support Team Onsite: Ann Mitchell (Head of Operations)

Event Description

Contribution by Research Team:

Principal Investigator Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh officially launched the exhibition along with author Stanley Price who reflected on his Jewish background and writing. The exhibition also included the preparation and display of an extensive complementary display which featured alongside the exhibition.

NUI Galway Press

NUI Galway is delighted to host an exhibition on the Representations of Jews in Irish Literature in the Hardiman Building foyer. The exhibition is the first major output of a three-year research project funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council and made in collaboration between NUI Galway and the Ulster University…

nuigalway.ie/about-us/news-and-events/exhibitions/representationsofjewsinirishliterature/

Director for the Centre of Irish and Scottish Studies at Ulster University and Project Team member, Dr Frank Ferguson also said: “This is a very significant project for Irish literary studies and one which shall make a major contribution to our understanding of the history and the cultural expression of Jews in Ireland. It is marvellous to see the interest that the project has already gained since its first official launch last summer.”

mediahq.com/story/nuig/165561/representations-of-jews-in-irish-literature—exhibition-to-open-in-galway.html

Launch 4: Literary Festival, Coleraine Town Hall

Representations: Coleraine Launch

Launched by: Dr Frank Ferguson, Dr Barry Montgomery, Dr Marie-Claire Peters (Ulster University)

Time and Date: 1pm at 6 October, 2016

Duration of Exhibition: 6 – 31 October

Support Team Onsite: Sarah Carson (Coleraine Borough Council)

Event Description

Contribution by Research Team:

The exhibition was launched in Coleraine Town Hall by research team members’ Dr Frank Ferguson, Dr Barry Montgomery and Dr Marie-Claire who addressed an audience of twenty-five people including local people, university students and other academics on aspects of Irish-Jewish history and how the exhibition was created.

Belfast Telegraph: Irish Jews celebrated in exhibition

Source: Belfast Telegraph. From left, Belfast Lord Mayor Brian Kingston, Prof Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Barry Montgomery, lead researcher, Prof Pol O Dochartaigh, principal investigator, Dr Ruth Gilligan, Brid Vi Mhorain and Marie-Claire Peters from University of Ulster [sic]

The history of Jewish people in Ireland and how they are represented in Irish literature has been revealed through a joint landmark research project between Ulster University and the National University of Ireland, Galway…

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/irish-jews-celebrated-in-exhibition-35017058.html

Irish News: Jewish life in Ireland explored in new exhibition

THE role and representation of Jews in Ireland is the focus of a new exhibition in Belfast – a city with a once thriving Jewish community that has been in steady decline for decades.

‘Representations of Jews in Irish Literature’ was launched yesterday at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and is the culmination of a landmark research project between Ulster University and Galway’s National University of Ireland…

irishnews.com/news/2016/09/03/news/exhibition-reveals-role-and-representation-of-jews-in-ireland-679129