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Friday, 07 January

194. Ireland and the New Journalism

8:30–9:45 a.m., Platinum Salon G, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the American Conference for Irish Studies and the Discussion Group on Anglo-Irish Literature

Presiding: Susan Cannon Harris, Univ. of Notre Dame

Speakers: Margot Gayle Backus, Univ. of Houston; Gregory R. Castle, Arizona State Univ.; Anne Kane, Univ. of Houston, Downtown; Paige Reynolds, Holy Cross Coll.; Karen M. Steele, Texas Christian Univ.

In anticipation of the centenary of the 1912 Titanic disaster that ended the career of the new journalism’s greatest innovator, W. T. Stead, this roundtable will examine how Stead’s revolution in British newspapers and print journalism shaped Irish politics, culture, newspaper practices, and representations of journalism.

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