CFP: 2012 Meeting of The American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2012 Meeting of The American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional Park City, Utah
sponsored by
Brigham Young University
October 26-28, 2012
Theme: Ireland and Adaptation
Submissions due June 25, 2012 to aciswest2012@gmail.com
Read more and download the CFP here.

‘Judging Eliza: La Reina del Paraguay’ – The Lyric Feature Friday 16th March 2012

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‘Judging Eliza: La Reina del Paraguay’ – The Lyric Feature Friday 16th March 2012

How did a young woman from Charleville in Cork become notorious as one of the most wicked women in the world?

In ‘Judging Eliza: La Reina del Paraguay’ documentary maker Susan Cahill tells the incredible story of ‘Madama Lynch’ the Cork born first lady of Paraguay. This unique documentary brings listeners on a fascinating journey through the life and legacy of one of the most infamous women in history featuring unique on-location interviews with Irish, French and Paraguayan historians and commentators.

This colourful Irish Paraguayan documentary explores some of the many monstrous myths on the great Eliza Lynch and explains how a beautiful 19th century Irish courtesan became the largest female landowner in South American history.

‘Judging Eliza: La Reina del Paraguay’ was produced and researched by Susan Cahill with the support of the BAI Sound & Vision Funding Scheme. This documentary will be broadcast on The Lyric Feature, RTE Lyric fm on Friday the 16th of March from 7pm to 8pm to celebrate St Patrick’s Day & the Irish Diaspora in Latin America .

Key Documentary Contributors

  • Ambassador Miguel A Solano López, (Great grandson of Eliza Lynch & Marshal Francisco Solano Lopez) & the current Paraguayan Ambassador to London
  • Guido Rodriguez Alcala, Paraguayan Historian, Poet & Commentator
  • Milda Rivarola , Paraguayan Sociologist, Writer & Feminist
  • Martin Romano Paraguayan Genealogist & Historian
  • Ronan Fanning, Professor Emeritus of Modern History and Director of Archives Acquisitions at UCD & Co Author with Michael Lillis of ‘The Lives of Eliza Lynch – Scandal & Courage’ 2009 Gill & Macmillan
  • Bertrand Fonck, Military Archivist & Historian, Château de Vincennes, Paris , France
  • Philip O Connell, Local Historian & Chairman of Charleville History Society
  • Dr Mary McAuliffe, Lecturer, Women’s Studies Programme, Department of Social Justice, UCD & President of the Women’s History Association of Ireland
  • Kieran Burke, Local Studies Librarian, Cork City Library, Cork

For Further Information, Please contact: Susan Cahill , Producer on smccahill@hotmail.com or 087-9793732

Eoin Kelly/Olga Buckley, The Lyric Feature, RTE Lyric fm on features.lyricfm@rte.ie or Phone: 061-207300