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 Transatlantic connections

Covering Surf Culture , Film studies, Historical & literature connections.

The Surf Culture panels will be held at the Donegal Adventure Centre, Bundoran. The Donegal Adventure Centre is Ireland’s largest surf school and educational activities centre. Established in 1996, the DAC as it’s known was instrumental in establishing Bundoran as the surf capital of Ireland. Many world class surfers have made their home in Bundoran, because of the excellent and consistent surf conditions.

The Film Culture panels will be held at Bundoran Cineplex.


Drew Transatlantic historical conference will talk about in particular, transatlantic cooperation in the Abolition of slavery, American and Irish independence, Civil Rights in both countries and the Irish Peace Process

TRANSATLANTIC THEMES IN LITERATURE:

Critical & Creative work from scholars and writers.

FOOD CULTURE

Comparisons of the cuisines of Ireland and the United States. American Irish vs. Irish foodstuffs. History, heritage, and conviviality. The future of food and drink in Ireland.

FILM STUDIES:

Irish Cinema in the world

Some key speakers


EASKEY BRITTON

is from Donegal, and is five times Irish Surf Champion, tow-in surfer, and astonishingly accomplished in many areas. . Easkey has a PhD in Marine Science, and is a writer, artist, and a lecturer in marine conservation, gender studies and surfing, and surf culture. Easkey made a documentary this year surfing in Iran, and will address the conference on Thursday evening with a talk about her groundbreaking experiences. She will also deliver a paper to the surf culture panel on Sustainability and Surfing.

DIANE NEGRA

is Professor of Film Studies and Screen Culture and Head of Film Studies at University College Dublin Diane’s work covers critical and cultural studies of media, including studies of feminism and postfeminism, critical ethnic studies, stardom and celebrity studies. She is the editor of The Irish in Us: Irishness, Performativity and Popular Culture (Duke UP, 2006), and is currently working on a new book titled Gendering the Recession. Diane will speak on this topic for the conference