Thursday, 06 January
118. Irishness and Celebrity
3:30–4:45 p.m., Olympic III, J. W. Marriott
Program arranged by the American Conference for Irish Studies
Presiding: Karen M. Steele, Texas Christian Univ.
1. “From Irish Exile to Welsh Celebrity: The Ladies of Llangollen and the Performance of Place,” Fiona Brideoake, American Univ.
2. “Oscar Wilde and the Production of Irish Genius,” Kathleen R. Slaugh-Sanford, Univ. of Delaware, Newark
3. “Two Irish Presidents: Mary Robinson and Barack Obama,” Jane Elizabeth Dougherty, Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale