Book Launches: Paris –capital of Irish culture
As befits a book on the cultural and political connections between Paris and Ireland, Paris – capital of Irish culture will have two launches, one in each country:
Wednesday 29 November | 6.00pm | Notre Dame Global Gateway Dublin, O'Connell House, Dublin
H.E. Stéphane Crouzat, the Ambassador of France to Ireland, will launch the book in Dublin.
Friday 08 December | 6.30pm | The Embassy of Ireland, Paris
Patricia O’Brien, the Ambassador of Ireland to France, will launch the book in Paris.
About the book:
This volume explores the influence of Paris and France on the evolution of Irish political and cultural thought from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, exploring how the convergence between the two countries fed into the reimagining of Ireland in a cultural and political sense. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Paris loomed large in the wider European imagination. Paris functioned as a political capital for Irish republicans, and a centre of attraction for Irish writers, artists and scholars. This Parisian political link stretched from the Jacobites, through the United Irishmen to the Young Irelanders and the Fenians. Paris exerted a powerful influence on Irish writers, ranging from Lady Morgan to Thomas Moore, George Moore, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Derek Mahon.
Contributors: Thomas Bartlett (U Aberdeen), Laurent Colantonio (U Quebec), Seamus Deane (U Notre Dame), Phyllis Gaffney (UCD), Janick Julienne, Sylvie Kleinman (TCD), Anne Magny, Barry McCrea (U Notre Dame), Justin Dolan Stover (Idaho State U), Pierre Ranger.