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Dr Raphaël Ingelbien

The Trinity Long Room Hub was delighted to welcome Dr Raphaël Ingelbien from the University of Leuven.

Dr Ingelbien is Associate Professor in Literary Studies at the University of Leuven.


His research interests are in Irish writing, national identities / literary and cultural nationalism; cultural contacts and transfers between the British Isles and the continent, especially the Low Countries and France; British modernism, especially T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf; and the poetry of Philip Larkin. He is working closely with the School of English during his visit and his research will focus on exploring ‘Irish Travels on the Continent, 1829-1914’.

Much attention has been paid to the experience of Irish exiles or migrants, but the textual production of the Irish tourist has never been systematically explored. His research will highlight how that textual production negotiated the new Irish identities that emerged during a period that was seminal for the (trans)formation of Irish nationalism. His research thus contributes to the College research themes ‘Making Ireland’ and ‘Identities in Transformation’.

Dr Ingelbien gave a public lecture in the Trinity Long Room Hub on Monday, 24 March at 18:30 entitled 'How the Irish travelled the Continent,1829-1914’

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