Programme announced for DkIT & STF Symposium

The Department of Creative Arts, Media & Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology, in association with Sounding the Feminists and the Centre for Creative Arts Research, is pleased to host a one-day symposium on women in popular and traditional music in Ireland on Friday 23 November 2018. This one-day symposium brings together both scholars and community activists engaged in work to address gender imbalance in both the music industry and academia.

The symposium will feature a keynote address titled ‘Raging Mother Ireland: The intersection of faith, fury, and feminism in the body and voice of Madga Davitt (FKA Sinéad O’Connor)’ by Dr Aileen Dillane. Drawing upon musical examples from the early 1990s to 2018 Dillane argues that Davitt’s ‘songs and stories are powerful and poignant, resonating both historically and in the current moment, with various inflections of Irish womanhood.’ Dillane notes that ‘the architecture for how we do feminist historiography and historicise and appreciate our female “mavericks”, will help us think about the [academic and social] work that is yet to be done.’

For full programme details, see: https://soundingthefeministssymposium.home.blog/

 Women in Popular Music and Traditional Music in Ireland: DkIT-STF Symposium

Women in Popular Music and Traditional Music in Ireland: DkIT-STF Symposium

Amanda Feery