In January/February 2019, Leanne and Elaine travelled to South Carolina!

We were delighted to have been asked to deliver the keynote address at the Southern Chapter of the American Conference for Irish Studies. The conference was organised by Dr Cara Delay and Dr Joe Kelly at the College of Charleston, which has been voted the most beautiful college campus in America!

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The conference brought together wonderful 20190202_224849scholars from across disciplines and we thoroughly enjoyed the historical, literature, film, and poetry presentations that we saw.

We spoke about our sexually deviant Bad Bridget –  the first time that we’ve shared these findings. We were thrilled with the response and the questions and discussion gave us lots of ideas on how to further develop our research.


We were also delighted to experience the utterly amazing southern hospitality and the beautiful city of Charleston!