Hold the Front Page! Irish Politics and French Press: an Illustrated Presentation
A talk by Prof. Grace Neville
Venue: Alliance Française de Cork Galerie
Date: Wednesday 25th November 2015
People in Ireland are generally unaware of the deep interest in Ireland and in Irish politics that existed in France especially from the nineteenth century onwards. This fascination peaked at various points, most notably the Great Famine of the 1840s, the 1916 Rising, the 1920 hunger strike and death of the Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney, and the Northern Troubles from the late 1960s onwards.
This illustrated talk will focus on the years between 1916 and the early 1920s. It will analyse the photographs, drawings and illustrations lavishly used by the French press throughout this period in order to represent the major political events of the day in Ireland to the wider French public.
Admission free, all welcome!
About Prof.Grace Neville
Grace Neville is emeritus Professor of French at UCC and Adjunct Professor of French at UCD. She is Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques and Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur (designate). Grace is the former UCC Vice-President for Teaching and Learning, and elected member of the UCC Governing Body. Her areas of research include Franco-Irish studies. She is also an Honorary Member of Alliance Française de Cork.