UCD College of Arts and Humanities and the UCD Humanities Institute Graduate Symposium

UCD College of Arts and Humanities and the UCD Humanities Institute Graduate Symposium

Thursday, 19 April 2018 in the UCD Humanities Institute (HI)


9.50 am Introduction – Professor Anne Fuchs, Director of the Humanities Institute (HI)

10.00 am  Session 1:  History Panel

  • Aoife Cranny Walsh (UCD School of History) ‘The Boundary Between Legend and History Cannot be Fixed’:  The Historical and Legendary Perceptions of Queenship in Early Medieval Ireland
  • Conor Heffernan (UCD School of History) Hidden Voices:  The Women’s League of Health and Beauty in 1930’s Ireland
  • Matthew O’Brien (UCD School of History) Survival Pending Revolution: The Illinois Black Panther Party and Serving the Community


11.00 am  Coffee


11.30 am   Session 2: Interdisciplinary Panel

  • James Doran  (UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies) Understanding a more perfect union:  Presidents, their Rhetoric and Health Care Policy
  • Emanuela Caffè (UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics) The Role of the Family in the Characterization of the Self:  Elena Ferrante’s La Figlia oscura and L’amica geniale
  • Andrew McEneff  (UCD School of English, Drama and Film) Who are You? An Introduction to Anna Kavan


12.30 pm Lunch


1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Workshop on Funding Opportunities


2.30 pm  Session 3: Interdisciplinary Panel

  • Fiona Lyons (UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore) Irish diaspora, cultural activism and print media in transatlantic contexts
  • Jan Frohburg (UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy) Palimpsest of Art, Education and Architecture: Mies van de Rohe’s Concert Hall collage
  • Bianca Rita Cataldi (UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics) The origin of ancient utopia


3.30 pm  Break


3.45 pm Session 4: Linguistics Panel

  • Rosemary Shannon (UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics) Exploring the NFC as a Linguistic resource for research on Irish-English Syntax
  • Qing Liang Meng (UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics) Input Enhancement of Lexical Chunks in Novice Interpreter Training: A Schematic Perspective
  • Fergus O’Dwyer (UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics) Language, humour and identity in a Dublin Suburb.


4.45 pm Concluding Remarks – Associate Professor Elva Johnston, VP for Graduate Studies (UCD College of Arts and Humanities)

5pm – 6.30 pm   Reception in the Common Room, B104 Newman Building


(Please note registration for the Symposium will take place from 9.30 am on Thursday, 19 April 2018 in the Humanities Institute. There is no requirement to pre-register for this event)