On the 18 October, 1970, Máirtín Ó Cadhain passed away. Although Ó Cadhain is well-known as a writer amongst the Irish-speaking community, his international renown is increasing thanks to the recent translations of his most well-known novel Cré na Cille. The availability of translations facilitates literary study in an international context and a new analysis of Ó Cadhain's work, particularly in a comparative analysis.
Yale University Press will publish an English translation of a selection of Ó Cadhain's short stories before the end of 2020. This new publication will, no doubt, contribute to the debate and analysis of both Ó Cadhain and contemporary Irish-langauge literature. In light of this, it is more important now than ever that the critical examination of Máirtín Ó Cadhain's work continues in the language in which it was written. Half a century after his death, Cló Iar-Chonnacht and the National University of Ireland, Galway would like to revisit and re-examine Máirtín Ó Cadhain's short stories during a one-day seminar, which will be held in Galway on 18 September, 2020.
The organising board welcomes submissions of papers (20 - 25 minutes) or panel submissions (three participants) on the themes and subjects relevant to aspects of Ó Cadhain's short stories. The language of submission and presentation is Irish.
Máirtín Ó Cadhain was one of the most foremost Irish language writers of our time. As a writer, a teacher and a campaigner he blazed a trail through contemporary Irish life. Collected in this book...