"Europe Endless" Sneak Preview and "Patrick McCabe's Ireland" Book Launch

March 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The world premiere of Europe Endless (2018) will take place on Brexit day, March 29th, at Castleblayney Co. Monaghan – located halfway between Belfast and Dublin. Pitt’s European Studies Center, Film and Media Studies Program, and the Center for Art in Society at CMU are pleased to co-sponsor this sneak Pittsburgh preview of the film, which stars Pitt’s own Colin MacCabe, noted Irish author, Patrick McCabe, the North Irish/Republic of Ireland border, and the City of Pittsburgh. In conjunction, we are pleased to welcome Jennifer Keating from Carnegie Mellon University to discuss a new volume on Patrick McCabe. 

Join us on March 19 at 5pm in Alumni Hall for a viewing, panel discussion, and reception.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please register here

Short Film: Europe Endless (2018)
Directed by Christopher Roth, produced by the Derek Jarman Lab
Following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in June 2016, literary critic and film producer Colin MacCabe visited celebrated writer Patrick McCabe in his hometown of Clones, Co. Monaghan, to discuss his novels, the impact of the referendum on the Irish border, and the Republic of Ireland’s relationship with Europe.
Book Launch: Patrick McCabe's Ireland: The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto and Winterwood  (Brill, 2018)
Edited by Jennifer Keating

Few contemporary Irish writers have been more attuned to the historical influence of partition on Ireland’s culture and literary representation than Patrick McCabe. In the recent context of Brexit, his work produced in the late nineteen nineties and early two-thousands carries considerable poignancy, especially in relation to the Catholic Church, gender roles and persistence of a history of violence in Ireland.

Featuring a panel discussion with:
  • Colin MacCabe, Distinguished Professor of English and Film, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jennifer Keating, Assistant Dean for Educational Initiatives, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Richard Davies, Pro Vice Chancellor, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • Moderated by Gayle Rogers, Professor of English, University of Pittsburgh

Register here.

Location and Address

Presentation Room, 3rd floor of Alumni Hall