StaffPostgraduate Seminar Series

School of English, Trinity College Dublin

Michaelmas Term Schedule 2014


Thursday 25th September (NOTE: DATE CHANGE)

On the Value of Irish Studies
Professor Chris Morash, TCD

Wednesday 1st October

An Anxious Seaward Gaze: Nevill Johnson, Surrealism & the Second World War in Northern Ireland
Conor Linnie

‘The Red Gods call me out and I must go’: The early colonial fiction of Beatrice Grimshaw
Jane Mahony

Wednesday 8th October

‘Years of l’entre deux guerres’: New Perspectives on ‘Prufrock’ and As I Lay Dying
 James Hussey

Reading America: Don DeLillo’s Underworld
Dr Margaret Robson

Wednesday 15th October

Where is America?: The car as the new suburb in Richard Ford’s Bascombe books
Jenny Daly

‘The resort of all the wise and witty of the day’: Dublin’s Literary Salons, 17601810
Dr Amy Prendergast

Wednesday 22nd October

‘Under the Hazel Trees’: Children in the Landscape of Irish Children’s Literature
Rebecca Long

Lolita in Paradise
Laura Byrne

Wednesday 29th October

The Nothing That Is: Annihilation, Transformation and The Book of the Duchess
Dr Brendan O’Connell, TCD

Wednesday 5th November

 Hamlet, Horror and Horripilation
Dr Jesse Lander, University of Notre Dame 

Wednesday 12th November

The Nationalising of Oscar Wilde: Debates and Controversies
Dr Jarlath Killeen, TCD

Wednesday 19th November

Hugh Kelly’s A Word to the Wise: Assessing assemblage theory in Georgian Theatre
Jerome Devitt

Lines in the sand: Western Settlement and Conceptions of Space in Dorothy Scarborough’s The Wind (1925)
Aoife Dempsey

Wednesday 26th November

Interpreting between privacies: place and space in Brian Friel’s Translations
Zosia Kuczynska

Deconstructing Samuel Beckett’s Not I
Mary O’Byrne

Wednesday 3rd December

Berryman’s Blues
Eve Cobain

‘STOP THE PRESSES: BAT-WOMEN ON THE MOON!’: Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Adams Locke’s ‘Lunar Hoax’, and 19th-century American Literary Showmanship
Ed O’Hare

Thursday 11th December (NOTE: DATE CHANGE)

Visiting Lecture
Professor Declan Kiberd, University of Notre Dame