A Conference on Ireland
and the Supernatural &
Southern Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies,
Feb. 14–15, 2014, at the Embassy Suites, 1100 SE 17th St., Ft.
Lauderdale, FL 33316.
Topics may include: Celtic and Irish mythology; the fairy world; the
banshee (bean sí); fallen and other angels; Catholic teachings vs. Irish
folk traditions / beliefs; Irish fairies, elves, leprechauns, etc., in
modern popular culture (including books, television,
film and the arts); W. B. Yeats and Protestant magic; Irish Gothic
literature; second sight/prophecy; Land of the Dead/Otherworld in Irish
thought; Irish ghosts and other revenants; the vampire in Irish and
world mythology / literature / culture; martyrdom and
blood sacrifice in Irish nationalism; the "American wake” and the
concept of death in relation to Irish emigration. Comparative studies
are encouraged. Topics other than the major conference theme will also
Proposals for papers, including 100-word abstracts, or for panels,
including speakers and topics, should be submitted by Sept. 5, 2013, to
Prof. James Doan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Prof. Barbara Brodman (email@example.com)
or Prof. David Kilroy (firstname.lastname@example.org).