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TLRH | Fellow in Focus: Dr Kristina Varade

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 2:15 – 3:15pm

TLRH | Fellow in Focus: Dr Kristina Varade

An in conversation event with Trinity Long Room Hub Visiting Research Fellow Dr Kristina Varade (CUNY) and Professor Eve Patten (TCD) organised by Trinity Long Room Hub.

Kristina Varade joins us from the Borough of Manhattan Community College, the City University of New York, in association with the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. Her interdisciplinary project here at Trinity Long Room Hub examines historical and literary connections between the Anglo-Irish abroad who "looked back" toward Ireland and the written and oral narratives of early generations of Italians who made Ireland their home. Focussing on the period 1850-1950, Dr Varade analyzes the historical records and literature of the early ‘Irlandiani,’ or Italian migrants to Ireland, and their perceptions of hyphenated Irish-Italian identity. Her central research questions include: How are ideas of identity negotiated at home and abroad? What is a sense of home, and how does it change across space and time? What are the means through which hyphenated identity is manifested? What are perceptions of “Self” and “Other” when one is of hyphenated Anglo-Irish or Italian-Irish identity? Most importantly, how does local/individual identity articulate questions and problems associated with the fashioning of a nation’s self-identity?

Eve Patten is a Professor in the School of English and a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. She lectures in nineteenth and twentieth-century British and Irish literature and is the author and editor of several books and articles in this field, including Irish Literature in Transition, 1940-1980 (Cambridge UP, 2020). Professor Patten is the Deputy Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub.

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Campus Location: Online
Accessibility: N/A
Room: Zoom Webinar.
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Postgrad, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but Registration is Required

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