Hedwig Schwall

Hedwig Schwall

Hedwig Schwall is Director of the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies (LCIS) at the University of Leuven, Belgium (http://www.arts.kuleuven.be/lcis), and Project Director of EFACIS, the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies. In this capacity she organized the Yeats Reborn Project (2013-2015), a Europe-wide translation exercise (http://www.yeatsreborn.eu), now followed by a world-wide translation project on texts by John Banville (http://www.efacis.eu/site/events.php?class_id=27). Her research focuses on psychoanalytic approaches of contemporary Irish literature (Banville, Enright, Trevor, Madden, Barry, Barrett et al). She is on the editorial board of several journals of Irish literature. In 2018 she edited Boundaries, Passages, Transitions, the eighth volume of the series Irish Studies in Europe (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier) and Irish Text(ile)s, a thematic issue of RISE, the Review of Irish Studies in Europe (http://www.imageandnarrative.be/index.php/rise). Now she is working on a book about Postmodern sensitivities. In December she will co-organize a conference on Innovation and Experiment in Contemporary Irish Fiction in the LCIS https://www.arts.kuleuven.be/lcis/academicevents.html