UCD College of Arts and Humanities

Book Launch

"Who telleth a tale of unspeaking death? Dublin Death Studies 2"

Tuesday, 2 May

5.30 pm

UCD Common Room

This latest result of the work of the Research Strand "Death, Burial and the Afterlife" will be launched by Professor Sarah Prescott, Principal of the College of Arts and Humanities. It is an interdisciplinary endeavour involving many UCD academics and PhD students:

  • Michael Laffan (UCD School of History), 'Illustrious Corpses: Burying Irish Nationalist Heroes'
  • Wolfgang Marx (UCD School of Music), 'Brecht and Weill’s Berliner Requiem as a Necropolitical Statement'
  • Sheryl Lynch (University of Nottingham), 'Crying by Singing Out: Performing the Cry-die of North West Cameroon in Dublin'
  • Corinna Ricasoli (Museum of the Bible, Washington D.C.), 'The Tomb of Pietro da Cortona in Santi Luca e Martina al Foro'
  • Andreas Hess (UCD School of Sociology), 'How Tocqueville became ‘Tocqueville’ – Gustave de Beaumont’s Letters from Cannes and the First Edition of Memoir, Letters, and Remains of Alexis de Tocqueville'
  • Dan Farrelly (UCD School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics), 'Philosophical Reflections on Reality and Death – from Plato to Novalis, Schopenhauer, and Pieper'
  • Alan Baird (UCD School of Veterinary Medicine), 'Human Attitudes towards the Death of Animals'
  • Joseph Brady (UCD School of Geography), 'Ignoring Death – War, Maps and Advertising'