DIT lecturer in Contemporary Visual Culture Dr Niamh Ann Kelly launched her book, Imaging the Great Irish Famine: Representing Dispossession in Visual Culture, 2018 (London and New York: I.B. Tauris), this autumn at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, with guest speaker Professor Colin Graham of Maynooth University.
Niamh Ann will be speaking at a number of events in 2019, including atAn tSeaneaglais (Glassworks), Derry on 27 February and at the Association for Art History Conference in Brighton, 4-6April, and will be delivering a keynote address at a conference at Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute
Reviews of Imaging the Great Irish Famine: Representing Dispossession in Visual Culture:
‘a fascinating, well argued, and enjoyable book, with an extensive bibliography for readers to follow up […] the author’s scholarship and range of arguments makes a noteworthy contribution to visual culture studies, trauma studies, famine studies, Irish studies and art historical and historical studies’ - TheIrish Arts Review
‘an important survey of the visual and material culture of the Famine […] the emphasis on the theory and ethics of representation is valuable and thought-provoking […] Imaging the Great Irish Famineis particularly strong in making us aware of the problems inherent in representing a history of “dispossession”’ – TheTLS(The Times Literary Supplement)
‘an exceptional work’ – History Ireland
The book is for sale from the publisher and from many other booksellers including: Easons, Dubray Books, Blackwell’s, Hodges Figgis, Barnes & Noble, and the Bookshop at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin