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School Seminar Series

UCD School of English, Drama and Film

Research Seminars Spring 2020

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Wednesdays, 4pm J208


22 January

Dawn Campbell (University of South Carolina), “#MeToo: A Pedagogical Tool for Classroom Engagement Surrounding Harassment and Consent.”

29 January

Thomas Lynch (Poet and Funeral Director), “The Depositions: New and Selected Essays on Being and Ceasing to Be.”

5 Feb

Philip Coleman (Trinity College Dublin), “John Berryman's Letters.”

12 Feb

Lucy Cogan (University College Dublin), “‘Suffer the Little Children’: Jesus, Female Pedagogues and Systems of Enslavement in William Blake’s ‘The Little Black Boy.’”

26 Feb

Lucy Bolton (Queen Mary, University of London), “Beautiful Penitent Whore: The Contested Celebrity of Mary Magdalene.”

4 March

Ian Davidson (University College Dublin), “Cauldrons of Poetry: Ancient bodies and landscapes in a contemporary poetic practice.”

25 March

Claudio Gaetani (University of Macerata), title tbc.

1 April

Geoff Bil (University of Delaware), “The Making of an Imperial Onomastics: Botany and Territoriality in Nineteenth-Century Aotearoa New Zealand.” Presented in conjunction with the ‘South Hem’ ERC project.


8 April

Marilyn Booth (Magdalen College, Oxford), “Marilyn Booth in Conversation with Sharae Deckard: On Arabic Translation, Literary Prizes, and the Politics of Publishing.”

Presented in conjunction with the ‘South Hem’ ERC project.

        22 April                                                                                                                          

Caoilinn Hughes (Creative Writing), Caoilinn will discuss her latest novel The Wild Laughter


29 April

Mark Turner (Kings College London), “Seriality, Miscellaneity and the Dynamics of Print in the 19th Century.” Presented in conjunction with the ‘South Hem’ ERC project.


19 May 

(Please note: this event will be held in the Humanities Institute)

Alix Beeston (Cardiff University), “Mothering Photography: Gertrude Käsebier and the Maternal Line of Sight.”