UCD School of English, Drama and Film

Research Seminars Autumn 2018

Swans on UCD lake

All seminars Wednesdays, 4pm, Room J208


September 19

Sarah Moss (University of Warwick), “Writing a Prehistorical Novel: lying, stealing and research-based fiction.” Chair: Danielle Clarke.

October 3

Anna Teekell (Christopher Newport University), “Fake News & the Irish Literary Tradition from the Emergency to the Troubles.” Chair: Anne Fogarty.

October 17

John Balaban (North Carolina State University), “‘Path, Crooked Path’ poetry and translations by John Balaban , who will also read from his new manuscript.” Chair: Paul Perry.

October 24

Rebecca Barr (NUI Galway), “Sticky Feelings: novels, gender, and disgust.” Chair: Lucy Cogan.

November 7

Panel: “Arts and Science: Possibilities and challenges of interdisciplinary research from a medieval perspective”
Speakers: Christina Lee (University of Nottingham)
and Rebecca Stephenson (UCD).


Special Event: Thursday, November 8, 6pm – The Clinton Auditorium
(This will be a ticketed event)

“Novelising King Lear: In Conversation With Anne Enright (UCD) and Preti Taneja (University of Cambridge).”
Chair: Miranda Thomas
with introductory remarks from Danielle Clarke.


November 14

Panel: “Reflections on Cultural Practices of Silence in Irish Fiction.
Speakers: Dr Chiara Sciarrino (Università degli Studi di Palermo) and Dr Teresa Caneda (University of Vigo).
Chair: Anne Fogarty.

November 21

Andrew Crumey (Northumbria University), “Bakhtin’s boat and The Great Chain of Unbeing.” Chair: Katy Hayes.


November 28

Sarah Comyn (UCD), “‘Going Galt’: Ayn Rand and the Neoliberal Novel.” Chair Nick Daly

This seminar will be followed by the launch of Sarah’s new book Political Economy and the Novel in the Common Room.