Host Professor: Beverly Curran
Professor Beverly Curran received a grant to support a visit (13-17 October 2016) at ICU by NUI Galway Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies Patrick Lonergan as a Visiting Scholar. ICU’s Dialogue House is the venue for the 2016 annual two-day conference (14-15 October) of the Japan branch of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literature (IASIL Japan) and Professor Lonergan is one of two invited speakers. Proposed funding of Professor Lonergan’s visit to ICU covers the costs of a 5-day per diem and accommodation at Dialogue House, which are estimated at about ¥150,000. In addition to a keynote lecture at the conference, Professor Lonergan will also give a special lecture to students of literature.