23 April 2005

National University of Ireland, Galway

A one day conference hosted by the Department of English, the Women’s Studies Centre, and the Centre for Irish Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway



Speakers & Timetable




Welcome to the website for ‘Edna O’Brien: A Reappraisal’. Our aim is to make readily available information for participants in this first international conference devoted to the works of Edna O’Brien.

The site will be updated regularly. 

Venue: Seminar Room, Centre for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change, Arts and Commerce Concourse, NUI Galway.

In the wake of existing criticism which has tended to regard O’Brien primarily in the light of feminist and Irish nationalist and religious discourses, the conference reconsiders Edna O'Brien's place in the canon, her work's participation in literary traditions, its interactions with contemporary fiction, its response to and presence in the work of other writers.


English Department, NUIG

Women’s Studies Centre, NUIG

Centre for Irish Studies, NUIG

NUI Galway Homepage