CAIS/ACEI 2023 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
CAIS/ACEI is pleased to welcome these speakers to the 2023 Conference
Meet The Team
Jan’s work, including the novel Malcolm Orange Disappears has been translated into over a dozen different languages. The Fire Starters was shortlisted for the Strega European Prize (Italy) and both The Prix Femina International and Prix Medici International (France). Both The Fire Starters and The Raptures have been optioned for screen and are currently in development. Jan is the ARIEL Writer in Residence at the Université de Lorraine, France 2022-23.
A retired Senior Lecturer in History at University College Cork, Dr. Geary has held academic appointments at the Australian National University, Canberra; the University of Melbourne; the University of Edinburgh; the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His publications include Medicine and Charity in Ireland, 1718-1851 (Dublin: UCD Press, 2004), and The Land War in Ireland: Famine, philanthropy and moonlighting (Cork: Cork University Press, 2023).
Michael McBane is is the author of Bytown 1847: Élisabeth Bruyère & the Irish Famine Refugees (2022) and Ill-Health Canada: Putting Food and Drug Company Profits Ahead of Safety (2005). He has been a staunch advocate for public health care and improved public services and is past national coordinator of the Canadian Health Coalition.
Dr. Ida Milne specializes in the history of infectious disease in the 19th and 20th century from a global as well as Irish perspective. Stacking the Coffins, Influenza, War and Revolution in Ireland, 1918-19 was published in 2018. Named as one of Choice Reviews Outstanding Academic Titles for 2019, it has been described as the authoritative work on the Spanish flu in Ireland, and a handbook to look at history of pandemics in Ireland during COVID-19.
Matthew L. Reznicek is Associate Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Medical Humanities in the School of Medicine at Creighton University, Omaha, United States. He teaches Nineteenth-century British and Irish Literature, Literary Theory, and Medical Humanities, Opera and the Novel, and Poverty and the Novel. He previously earned his PhD at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. His articles on nineteenth and twentieth-century Irish women novelists have appeared in Women’s Studies, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, as well as edited collections from Peter Lang and Palgrave Macmillan. His first book, The European Metropolis: Paris and Nineteenth-Century Irish Women Novelists, was published in 2017 with Clemson University Press.