Mapping Irish Studies in 21st Century

Mapping Irish Studies in 21st Century,  ISDRN Conference Programme

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3: ERIN, EA Prismes 4398

Maison de la recherché, 4 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris, Salle Claude Simon

Friday 8th June – Morning session

Conference Registration and Opening 9.00-9.30

9.30-10.15: Ellen Howley (DCU): “The Sea in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott.”

10.15-11.00: Tapasya Narang (DCU): “The Poetics and Politics of Cosmopolitan Modernism: A Comparative Study of Poetry of Derek Mahon and Arun Kolatkar”.

Coffee: 11.00-11.15

11.15-12.00: John Greaney (UCD): “Irish Modernism, Memory, Representation”

12.00-12.45: Daniel Meharg (Paris 3): “Defending Spanish republicans before skeptical and conservative readers: the catholic Basques of Shevawn Lynam’s The Spirit and The Clay (1954).”

Visit of the Centre Culturel Irlandais with Carole Jacquet, Archivist and Head Librarian

Lunch in the Courtyard

Friday 8th June – Afternoon session

14.00-15.00: Derek Hand (DCU): “The Irish Novel and the Celtic Tiger: a form adequate to our predicament?”

Coffee: 15.00-15.30:

15.30-16.15: Lauren Arrington (Liverpool): “Shaping Public Discourse in Alternative Media”

16.15-17.00: Nolwenn Rousvoal (Paris 3): “Commemorating in discourse the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme: a ‘shared culture of remembrance’”?

17.00-17.45: Inès Bigot (Paris 3): “‘Treading the Dance of Life’: Dance and Dissidence in the plays of W. B Yeats and Wole Soyinka.”

General discussion

19h30 Conference Dinner: Au Port du Salut, 171 Rue St Jacques, 75005 Paris, France

Saturday 9th June – Morning session

Maison de la recherche, 4 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris, Salle Athéna

9.00-9.45: Anindita Bhattacharya (DCU): “From Leprechauns to Lalpori: The Fantastic and the Preternatural in Irish and Bengali Children’s Literature”

9.45-10-30: Ciara Ní Bhroin (UCD):“Borders, Partition and Male Subjectivity in Siobhan Dowd’s Bog Child (2008)”

Coffee: 10-30-10.45:

10.45-11.30: Seamus May (Liverpool): “Charting the Shapes of Bruno in ‘The Dead’”

11.30-12.15: David McKinney (UCD): “White with dust from head to foot”: James Joyce’s “The Dead”, Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall, and Post-Independence Disillusionment

General discussion

Lunch Catered by Soubise at La maison de la recherche