Glucksman Ireland House, NYU

Fall 2010 Events

Singing in the Dark:
Irishness, Creativity, Madness

Saturday, October 30th 9:30am to 6:30pm

at Glucksman Ireland House NYU


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Glucksman Ireland House NYU, in association with the Irish Arts Center, New York Public Library: Live from the NYPL, with Fountain House, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and The Mood Disorders Support Group, presents “Singing in the Dark: Irishness, Creativity, Madness.”

This day-long symposium will explore suffering and creativity from Irish and Irish-American perspectives with discussions between academics, psychiatrists, artists, psychologists, physicians and psychotherapists on the topics of addiction, asylum, creativity, culture, collective trauma, emigration, ethnicity, exile, family, depression, health, immigration, incarceration, mental illness, post-colonialism, poverty, psychosis and spiritualism.

With opening remarks by singer Susan McKeown and by Glucksman Ireland House Associate Director Eileen Reilly.

Progam | Speaker Bios

General Admission: $20
Includes full day of talks, 9:30am–6:30pm.

Members of Glucksman Ireland House receive a $5 discount.
Please contact Glucksman Ireland House for the discount code via or (212) 998-3950.
Become a member today.

To purchase tickets, please visit or call (212) 868-4444.

Also join us for:
Singing in the Dark: Creativity, Suffering, and the Pursuit of Happiness

A Concert and Conversation Featuring Susan McKeown

This program is presented to coincide with the launch of Susan McKeown’s album Singing in the Dark, a concert and conversation with special guest Kay Redfield Jamison (Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament) hosted by Paul Holdengräber (Live from the NYPL) presented by the Irish Arts Center at Peter Norton Symphony Space on Saturday, October 30th at 8pm.

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Program - Saturday, October 30th

9:00am Registration at Glucksman Ireland House NYU

Susan McKeown, Grammy Award-winning singer
Dr. Eileen Rewilly, Associate Director of Glucksman Ireland House NYU
“Stalking Irish Madness:
Searching for the Roots of my Family's Schizophrenia”

Patrick Tracey, award-winning writer
“Mind Yourself: Challenges and Needs in the Contemporary Irish Immigrant Community”

Agnes Delaney, Board Chair, Aisling Irish Community Center
“A Century of Silence:
Family, Mental Illness and Trans-Atlantic Relations”

Norman Mongan
12:30am Lunch in Greenwich Village (on your own)
“Institutionalizing Persons
and Personal Institutions in Ireland”

Dr. A. Jamie Saris, NUI Maynooth
“Inter-Generational and Collective Trauma:
A Psychological Perspective on the Great Famine”

Professor Michael A. O'Loughlin, Adelphi University
3:30pm Coffee and tea break
“Creativity and Models of Madness”

Professor Bradley Lewis, NYU
“Maeve Brennan: Homesick at The New Yorker

Prof. Angela Bourke, University College Dublin
Closing reception

Meet the day's presenters over wine and cheese

Speaker Bios

To purchase tickets, please visit or call (212) 868-4444.

All events are supported by members of Glucksman Ireland House. Become a member.