UCD School of English, Drama and Film Research Seminars Autumn 2017


September 13

Prof James Raven (University of Essex) “How Can There Be a History of the Book? Pasts, Boundaries, Translations, and Typographies.” In conjunction with the European Research Council – Chair Porscha Fermanis – NB beginning at 5.


September 20 

Aoife Monks (Queen Mary) “Virtuosity and Popular Culture (Or: How Do We Solve the Problem of Michael Flatley?)” – Chair Diane Negra.


September 27 [To be rescheduled]

Gerardine Meaney, Maria Mulvany, Karen Wade: ‘Working with the Nation, Gender and Genre Corpus’

Maria Mulvany, ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and the Challenges of Mark Up’, Gerardine Meaney, ‘Dickens Through the Macroscope: the Social Networks of Bleak House’

Karen Wade, ‘Letters in Fiction, 1800-1920: Using the Corpus to Challenge Critical Assumptions’ – in conjunction with the Centre for Cultural Analytics – Chair Gerardine Meaney


October 4

Jane Koustas (Brock University) “Parallel Paths in Contemporary Irish and Quebec Theatre: Frank McGuinness  and Larry Tremblay.” In conjunction with the Centre for Canadian Studies – Chair Paul Halferty


October 11 

Niamh Patwell (UCD), "Stitches in Time: Reading and Re-reading a Late Medieval Manuscript" – Chair Lucy Cogan


October 18

Nick Daly (UCD), "Ruritania and Other Imaginary Countries: From The Prisoner of Zenda to The Princess Diaries" – Chair Lucy Cogan.


October 25

Ailise Bulfin (UCD), "What is Concealed with Dracula's 'dreadful bag': Child Sexual Abuse and Late-Victorian Gothic Fiction"


November 8

Philip McGowan (Queen’s University Belfast), “Berryman's Late Poetry as Prayer” – Chair Lucy Cogan-- beginning at 5pm


November 15

Ian Campbell Ross (TCD), “‘Damn these printers … By heaven, I’ll cut Hoey’s throat’”:  amusing Catholic readers in eighteenth-century Ireland” – Chair Lucy Cogan


November 22

Noel Fitzpatrick (DIT), “Digital Hermeneutics.” In conjunction with the Centre for Cultural Analytics