27th International James Joyce Virtual Symposium: Omniscientific Joyce. University of Trieste, Trieste. Italy. 15-19 June, 2021

M. Teresa Caneda Cabrera presented the lecture “Uncovering Inconvenient Truths: Joyce and Beyond” at the plenary panel "Saying Nothing’: Voice, Knowledge, and Truth" with Vincent Cheng (University of Utah) and Margot Norris (University of California, Irvine) as co-participants.  27th International James Joyce Virtual Symposium: Omniscientific Joyce. University of Trieste, Trieste. Italy. 15-19 June, 2021.   See full programme here.  


International Colloquium INCONVENIENT TRUTHS - Friday, 25 October - Filoloxía e Tradución

The International Colloquium Inconvenient Truths: Silences, Scandals and Secrets in Modern Ireland organised  by the Research Project Inconvenient Truths: Cultural Practices of Silence in Contemporary Irish Fiction (FFI2017-84619-P AEI/FEDER,UE) will begin at 10 am with a plenary lecture by Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, University College Dublin. The plenary lecture will be followed by discussion sessions with the participation of scholars from the National University of Ireland Galway, University College Cork, University of Deusto, University of Alcalá de Henares and the Universities of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela.

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40th APEAA Conference: 6 - 8 June

NETEC members Teresa Caneda Cabrera and Araceli González Crespán are participating in the 40th edition of the APEEA conference in Porto. Teresa is presenting a paper entitled: "Forget Me Not: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Silence in Irish Writing" (Panel 5, 2:30 pm, June 6). Araceli's presentation is "Letters From Cuba: Transcending Migration on Stage" (Panel 2, 11 am, June 6).

See a print program of the conference here


 inTRUTHS project members TERESA CANEDA and JOSÉ CARREGAL will participate in the The School of English Research Seminar Series at University College Cork during the Spring Semester of 2019 

  • 16 January: Teresa Caneda Cabrera, University of Vigo, Spain “‘Inconvenient Truths’: Silences, Scandals, and Secrets in Irish Fiction”
  • 27 February: José Carregal Romero, University of Vigo, Spain “Rent Boys and the Dublin Underworld of Male Prostitutionin  Keith Ridgway’s ‘Angelo’ and The Parts

More information at https://www.ucc.ie/en/english/research/schoolofenglishresearchseminar/

TERESA CANEDA  will deliver a seminar entitled, ‘Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence in Contemporary Irish Fiction’ at 4pm on Thursday 4 April, Seminar Room, Centre for Irish Studies of the Moore Institute, NUI Galway. 

More information at  https://mooreinstitute.ie/event/irish-studies-seminar-series-2018-19-2/

Teresa Caneda at the UCD School of English, Drama and Film Research Seminar series.

University College Dublin, School of English, Drama and Film
November 14 at 4 pm
Speaker: Teresa Caneda (PI of the Research Project 
"Inconvenient Truths: Cultural Practices of Silences in Contemporary Irish Fiction") 

“Reflections on Cultural Practices of Silence in Irish Fiction” 

Chair: Anne Fogarty (UCD James Joyce Professor)
This event is part of the School of English, Drama and Film Research Seminar series organised by Dr Lucy Cogan.


On September 21 the Research Project inTRUTHS held the  INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR “Speaking the Unspeakable: Approaches to Silence in Contemporary Ireland” with the participation of all Project members and collaborators. This was the programme:

  • Teresa Caneda Cabrera (U. of Vigo) “Cultural Practices of Silence in Contemporary Irish Fiction: An Introduction to Themes and Theories”
  • Asier Altuna García de Salazar (University of Deusto) “Taxonomies of Silence in Recent Irish Fiction”
  • Elke D’hoker (KU Leuven) “Silence and the Short Story in Ireland”
  • Seán Crosson (NUI Galway) “Examining Silences in Irish Cinema”
  • Marisol Morales Ladrón (University of Alcalá de Henares) “The Ethics of Silence in Contemporary Historical Fiction by Irish Women Writers”
  • José Carregal Romero (U. of Vigo / University College Cork) “Boys for Rent: Breaking the Silence on Male Street Prostitution in Contemporary Irish Gay Fiction”
  • Eibhear Walshe (University College Cork) “‘Not The President of Ancient Greece’: Classicism and Unspoken Sexual Identity in Contemporary Irish Literary Culture"

The presentations were followed by lively discussions in which the INTRUTHS Project members looked at the interrelations, similarities and dissimilarities of what they identified as the overwhelming presence of cultural practices of silence in the contemporary literary production of Irish fiction writers.

"Landscapes of Silence" panel at AEDEI Conference (31 May-1 June)

The Research Project "Inconvenient Truths: Cultural Practices of Silence in Contemporary Irish Fiction" FFI2017-84619-P was officially  launched at the 17th AEDEI conference, held at the University of Santiago de Compostela (31 May-1 June). M. Teresa Caneda Cabrera, Asier Altuna-García de Salazar and José Carregal Romero,  participated in a themed panel on "Landscapes of Silence", chaired by Eibhear Walshe. In the picture  the  inTRUTHS Research Project members, including Elke D'hoker, at the welcoming reception offered by the town hall.Click here to access the conference programme.