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Cather Symposium in Limavady, Northern Ireland

Cather Symposium in Limavady, Northern Ireland

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 3:00pm

Willa Cather’s Irish Connections

Cather Symposium

June 28–July 1, 2018
Limavady and Derry, Northern Ireland

Directors: Willa Murphy, Ulster University, and Aaron Callan, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

Hosted by Ulster University and the Limavady Arts and Cultural Center, and sponsored by the Willa Cather Foundation and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Set in the ancestral home of the Cather family, and taking place during the centennial of My Ántonia, the seminar will explore themes deeply resonant in Willa Cather’s life and work: migration and immigration; family legacy and inheritance; and religious identity.

The symposium aims to unite established and new Cather enthusiasts with local scholars and the Limavady community, who have expressed great interest in the event. Visits to Cather family sites, along with social events involving local music and storytelling, will be part of the program. The Roe Valley area offers sublime coastal cliffs, mountains and ancient forests, historic churches, museums, and much more.

The Call for Papers can be found here. Look for more information soon!