Professor Frank Shovlin, Head of the Institute of Irish Studies, said: “I am very proud of Yasmine and Seamus’s success. They are both highly motivated and hardworking students and I am delighted that both of them have received the recognition they deserve from BAIS through awarding them these prestigious bursaries. I wish Yasmine and Seamus every success with their projects and future studies.”
Yasmine’s winning project will consider anti-imperialism in women’s writing between 1880 and 1922. Seamus’s winning project will look at the gnomonic structure of narratives and characters in James Joyce’s work.
A special reception was held in the Embassy of Ireland in London to present the British Association of Irish Studies bursary winners with their award. The awards were presented by the First Secretary of the Embassy of Ireland, Nicole Mannion.