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Conference: Humor and the Irish Language | Comhdháil: An Greann agus an Ghaeilge

Friday, March 7, 2014 – Saturday, March 8, 2014

at Glucksman Ireland House NYU, Áras Glucksman na hÉireann

Friday, March 7th 2pm-9:30pm
Saturday, March 8th 9:30am-8:30pm

Dé hAoine, 7 Mí an Mhárta 2i.n.-9:30i.n
Continues: Dé Sathairn, 8 Mí an Mhárta 9:30r.n.-8:30i.n.

Language reflects the character and mode of thought of its speakers. As with other languages, humor is and has been expressed in a variety of forms in the Irish language. However, this is an under-recognized aspect in the public image of the language. This conference will present, investigate, analyze and critique the intricacies of the relationship between humor and the Irish language with contributions from academia, members of Irish language cultural organizations, and the performing arts.

The conference will be conducted in Irish.

The full conference schedule is below. The conference website at http://www.nyuirish.net/greann/achoimri includes the most update information about the conference and expanded information, including speaker bios.

In addition to conference panels, highlights of the conference include:

Concert by Iarla Ó Lionaird and Friends

Friday, March 7th at 8pm

Iarla

Iarla O’Lionáird grew up and learned his craft in the musical heartland of Cúil Aodha in the West Cork Gaeltacht. Through many recordings O’Lionaird established himself both as a masterful exponent of sean nós song and as a pioneer in its renewal and development. The lead singer for Afro Celt Sound System, O’Lionáird has always ploughed his own artistic furrow. He will be joined by several stars of the NYC Irish traditional musician community. Please note that this event is ticketed, rather than first-come, first-served.

Concert ticket lottery for Glucksman Ireland House Members and NYU students:
The concert with Iarla Ó Lionaird and Friends will welcome registered conference attendees, as well as a limited number of Glucksman Ireland House Members and NYU students. Current GIH Members and NYU students should email ireland.house@nyu.edu by Monday, March 3rd at midnight to enter a lottery for a chance to procure one of a limited number of free tickets (Members at the dual level and above would procure a pair of free tickets). Lottery will be held March 4th. To become a member and gain access to this and other members' exclusive events click here. Members winning the ticketing lottery will receive a SmartTix ticket confirmation, which they should bring to the concert.

Ninth Annual Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture

Saturday, March 8th at 7pm

Brian O'Conchubhair

Brian Ó Conchubhair, Associate Professor of Irish Language and Literature, University of Notre Dame, delivers “Ó Chúirt an Mheán Oíche go Cré na Cille: Greann na Gaeilge,” or “The Midnight Court to Graveyard Clay: Humor in Irish.” Please see the Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture's web page for separate RSVPs, including requests for use of a limited number of simultaneous English translation headsets during the Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture.

Greann agus an Ghaeilge is part of Glucksman Ireland House NYU’s series of 20th anniversary celebrations.

Free admission.

To register for the conference, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page, RSVP to 212-998-3950 (option 3), or email ireland.house@nyu.edu.

To attend the Ninth Annual Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture, please separately follow the instructions on the Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture webpage at www.irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu/object/ne.odonnabhain2014.

Clár Dé hAoine

2:00pm
Fáilte
2:15pm
Foras na Teanga, Foras an Ghrinn
Greadhain agus Gáir móide Gubh agus Graostacht = ? Samplaí den Ghreann Tíriúil i Litríocht na Gaeilge
Lee Vahey, BA, MA Comhalta Iarchéime an Chomhairle um Thaighde in Éirinn Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge, Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh
An Greann Idir Dhá Theanga: Véarsaíocht Aorach San Ochtú hAois Déag
An Dr Wes Hamrick Institiúid Mhic Eochaidh-Uí Neachtain um an Léann Éireannach Ollscoil Notre Dame
“Tá áthas orm gan bualadh leat, a mhac!” Súil ghrinn Michael Davitt
An Dr Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh Ionad an Léinn Éireannaigh, OÉG
3:30pm
Sos
4:00pm
Treonna sa Ghreann Gaelach: Nua-Aoiseach agus Comhaimseartha
An Greann i Cré na Cille
Brian Ó Broin Ollscoil William Paterson, NJ
“I didn’t know Jimmy could speak Chinese!”
An Greann agus an Scannánaíocht Eoin Ó Catháin, ICUF/Ollscoil Ottawa, Ceanada
An tOllthuaisceart Bán
Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh Coláiste Míleata Cheanada, Dún Laoghaire, Ontairió (RMC) Canada
An Greann agus an tIarchoilíneachas
Jonathan Ó Néill, Scoláire Fulbright, Ollscoil Nua-Eabhrac
5:40pm
Sos
8:00pm
Ceolchoirm na Comdhála
Iarla Ó Lionaird agus a Chairde

Clár Dé Sathairn

9:00am
Tionchar na Nuallánach: Modhanna Myles
An Béal Bocht: Idir Shúgradh agus Dáiríre
Caoimhe Nic Giollarnáith Irish Arts Center & Rosetta Stone Nua-Eabhrac
An Tríú Leathchúpla: Caoimhín Ó Nualláin, Colúnaí
Ian Ó Caoimh Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath.
“Fear a Ghlacas a Ghalltacht”: an greann i ndíospóireacht ar an bhféiniúlacht in Éirinn
Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh Visiting Irish Language Scholar, School of Canadian Irish Studies, Montréal
10:15am
Léithóireacht le Micheál Ó Conghaile
10:45am
Sos
4:00pm
Béarlachas, Amaidí is lasachtaí: Solaoidí Grinn ón Litríocht, ón Iriseoireacht agus ón Chraoltóireacht
Greann an Bhéarla sa Ghaeilge
An Dr Malachy Ó Néill, Ceann Scoile, Scoil Theanga agus Litríocht na Gaeilge, Ollscoil Uladh, Doire.
Athbheochan agus Aiséirí: Irisleabhar na Gaedhilge agus Inniu mar Fhóraim Ghrinn na Gaeilge
An Dr Regina Uí Chollatáin, Léachtóir Sinsearach agus Stiúrthóir Lárionad de Bhaldraithe do Léann na Gaeilge. An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath
Anailís Théamach ar an Ghreann sa Sobaldhráma Raidió Cois Cuain
An Dr Caoimhín Ó Dónaill, Léachtóir le Gaeilge, Scoil Theanga agus Litríocht na Gaeilge, Ollscoil Uladh, Béal Feirste
12:30pm
Lón
2:00pm
Ag Ceistiú an Traidisiúin: Raibiléiseachas, Cursaí Inscne, agus Friotalfhocail
“Fuarchúiseach, Magúil, Míthrócaireach”? An Raibiléiseachas i Nua-Litríocht na Gaeilge
An Dr Máirtín Coilféir Lár-Ionad de Bhaldraithe Scoil na Gaeilge, an Léinn Cheiltigh, Bhéaloideas Éireann agus na Teangeolaíochta. An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath
“Chím arsa an Dall”: Úsáid an Ghrinn i bhFriotalfhocail na Gaeilge
An Dr Marcas Mac Coinnigh Roinn na Gaeilge Scoil na Nua-Theangacha Ollscoil na Banríona, Béal Feirste
Leithscéal ag na Mná: An Greann agus an inscne i Scéal le Bab Feirtéar
Lillis Ó Laoire BA, ADO, MA, Ph.D. Léachtóir, Gaeilge Ceann Scoil na dTeangacha na Litríochtaí agus na gCultúr Roinn na Gaeilge, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh
3:15pm
Scéalaíocht ar an sean nós, inste ar an nua nós!
Diarmuid de Faoite
4:15pm
Sos
4:45pm
Ag Tógáil Droichead
Traidisiún Mhusgraighe
Iarla Ó Lionaird Ollscoil Luimnigh
‘Fonn Gáire ar Fíbín: Drámaíocht na Gaeilge agus an Greann’
Darach Ó Tuairisc Fíbín
5:30pm
Sos
7:00pm
Léacht i nDilchuimhne ar Barra Ó Donnabháin
“Ó Chúirt an Mheán Oíche go Cré na Cille: Greann na Gaeilge,”
Brian Ó Conchubhair, Associate Professor of Irish Language and Literature, University of Notre Dame
Léacht i nDilchuimhne ar Barra Ó Donnabháin web page
8:45pm
Dinnéar na Comhdhála