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(Un)Fair Cities. Equity, Ideology and Utopia in Urban Texts

Association for Literary Urban Studies & Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies

University of Limerick, 12-13 December 2019



(Un)Fair Cities conference website launched



Congratulations to Ralahine Centre member Dr Jack Fennell on the publication of ‘A Brilliant Void. A Selection of Classic Irish Science Fiction’ (Volume 5 of Tramp Press’s ‘Recovered Voices’ series). An essential and exciting contribution to Irish Science Fiction scholarship, the volume features among the diverse set of works selected a number of Irish-language texts translated into English by Jack. The volume was launched in Dublin on 17 November.



Launch in Glucksman Library, UL of essay collection co-edited by Ralahine member, Dr Aileen Dillane (IWA), together with Dr Martin J. Power, Prof Eoin Devereux and Dr Amanda Haynes (Sociology, UL). 'Songs of Social Protest. International Perspectives.' Rowman and Littlefield, 2018.



Major new publication by Ralahine member.

Dara Waldron. New Nonfiction Film: Art, Poetics, and Documentary Theory (Bloomsbury, August 2018)

Many congratulations to Dara on the publication of this ground-breaking new study, which includes the essay 'The Utopian Promise: John Akomfrah's Poetics of the Archive'.


[Spring 2018]

Two major Ralahine presentations in Spring 2018:

1. A film series on the events of 1968 and their aftermath -

Realising Utopia: Cinema & 1968

Ormston House, O'Connell St., Limerick

Wednesday 21 February - Wednesday 9 May 2018