The Animal in Ireland, Real and Imagined: An International and Interdisciplinary Symposium
Irish cultural identity has been closely identified with the animal from the beginning of recorded history
and beyond. Irish mythology and folklore, like all traditional lore, feature nonhuman animals, hybrid
human-nonhuman beings, and tales of metamorphosis between the two.
The international symposium “The Animal in Ireland, Real and Imagined” addresses these and other
questions from an interdisciplinary perspective. Please send 250-300 word abstracts of proposed papers
with 150 word bios to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 October
2023. Please use “Irish Animal” as the subject line. Selected contributions will be included in a
forthcoming publication. This symposium is organised by Maureen O’Connor, Ina Bergmann, Maria Eisenmann and Kirsten Sandrock.