Who's Afraid of the Celtic Tiger?
Economics, Trade and the Undead in Irish Cultures
The death of the Celtic Tiger has risen to the forefront of many debates concerning twenty-first-century economics in Ireland. Various literary and historical perspectives attempt to make sense of Ireland's modernity and nationhood by challenging, celebrating and sometimes even slaying a metaphorical Celtic Tiger. What do we mean when we refer to the Celtic Tiger? Is the Celtic Tiger really dead? Will the death of economic prosperity lead to a reanimation of previous cultural and literary formations in Ireland? Should we be afraid of the (un)dead Celtic Tiger? The 2011 New England ACIS regional conference will explore the topic of Irish culture, trade and economics. Papers in all Irish Studies disciplines are encouraged.
The New England ACIS Conference is sponsored by ACIS, NEACIS, the Bridgewater State University English Department and the Bridgewater State University Center for International Engagement.
Last Modified: April 19, 2011
Dr. Ellen Scheible
Bridgewater State University
Department of English
Bridgewater, MA 02325