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Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Thursday 28 and Friday 29 January Online Conference: Theatre Languages / Languages of the Stage: Marginality, Culture and Performance in Contemporary Europe: Gate Theatre Research Network (GTRN) Conference Hosted by Drama and Theatre Studies, NUI Galway, Ireland Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gtrn-2021-theatre-languages-languages-of-the-stage-tickets-132282708141 The conference was originally scheduled for June 2020, but has been postponed to January 2021 as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. The GTRN aims to contextualise the history and impact of Ireland’s Gate Theatre by exploring how theatre speaks differently to audiences within and across diverse cultures in contemporary Europe. Upon its foundation, the Gate Theatre saw itself as Ireland’s second national theatre: it fulfilled its national remit by staging European plays, by touring Irish work to mainland Europe, and by integrating European performance practices into the Irish tradition. It therefore can be seen as an exemplary case study of how theatre can speak to both the national and the international, to unity and diversity, to the mainstream and the marginal, especially in European contexts. This conference will directly address the history of the Gate and will focus on other theatres in order to draw out potential comparative aspects from across Europe, perhaps with a view to developing collaborative research projects in the future.
Thursday, 12 November 2020
HE WAS Ireland’s first literary celebrity; he moved in exciting political and artistic circles; he was a best selling writer; a political satirist; a biographer, and above all a celebrated lyricist, admired by Hector Berlioz. Full article in Galway Advertiser
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Thursday November 05th 4pm This online panel discussion will review the outcome of the US election, the major issues that have faced the electorate in 2020, the campaign, and ways forward for the country. The event is a collaboration between the Moore Institute and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University. Panellists Prof. Eileen Gillooly (Director, Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University) Prof. Stephanie McCurry (Professor of History, Columbia University) Dr. Charlotte McIvor (Senior Lecturer in Drama, NUI Galway) Prof. Josef Sorett (Professor of Religion and African American and African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University) Chair: Prof. Daniel Carey (Director of the Moore Institute, NUI Galway) To attend, please sign up via: https://us02web.zoom.us/s/86841991293?pwd=eFU0SFhTME9GTHBTbkJxSktxQ00xdz09
Friday, 30 October 2020
Towards Efficacy and Beyond: Understanding the Impact of the Active* Consent Programme’s The Kinds of Sex You Might Have At College NOVEMBER 10TH 1 - 2PM: Dr Charlotte McIvor (Drama, Theatre and Performance) Click on this link on the day to gain access to this talk: Meeting ID: 919 9076 5725Passcode: 515225Please mute your microphone on entering the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there. Abstract:This presentation engages the Active Consent programme team’s inaugural Irish national university theatre tour of their original play, The Kinds of Sex You Might Have in College, co-created with college students and in development since 2014. The Active Consent Programme works with young people to shine light on grey areas regarding sexual consent and provide practical skills through interactive workshops, engagement with multimedia materials, and ongoing research into sexual attitudes and behaviours across Ireland. The Kinds of Sex You Might Have At College turns the Active Consent Programme’s core messages into a live theatrical event aimed at college-age audiences and toured throughout Ireland in 2019-2020. It is a play about what you want, how you want it, if you want it and what happens when you don’t. Performed by an energetic ensemble of actors who play multiple roles, this theatrical performance brings audiences through a range of sketches that dramatize sexual scenarios and viewpoints that individuals may encounter during college life. Tackling experiences from across all genders, all relationships and all sexualities (or as many of them as we could fit into one hour), The Kinds of Sex You Might Have At College combines humour, satire and drama to share diverse experiences. The Active Consent Programme’s use of live theatre as one of project’s key interventions tests the efficacy of performance in expanding and changing audiences’ sexual attitudes and reported behaviour. This presentation will reflect on the learning and data collated from the 2019-2020, drawing on audience feedback forms and the acting company and creative team’s experiences on the road. Can a single artistic intervention exert enough force to contribute meaningfully to cultural attitude changes around consent, sexual assault and rape across all genders, all sexualities and all relationship? What analytical tools do we need to develop to answer that question, or are we missing the point?
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Thursday November 19th, 4pm Zoom; register to attend at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K9QVeuSYTIOH2SkE3kWfAA. NUI Galway’s Moore Institute will host a webinar on Sport, Film and National Culture on Thursday, 19 November, at 4pm to mark the launch of a major new volume on this theme edited by Dr Seán Crosson of the University’s Huston School of Film & Digital Media and leader of the Sport and Exercise Research Group in the Moore Institute. Sport and film have historically been key components of national cultures and societies. The Irish experience is particularly instructive in this respect, evident in the close and enduring association between Gaelic games and Irish identity, and its popular depiction in cinema. As we approach the centenary of Bloody Sunday, Irish cinema has provided one of the most memorable and unsettling depictions – in Neil Jordan’sMichael Collins(1996) – of the horrific events of that day when British forces fired upon players and supporters at a Gaelic football match. This webinar will provide a global focus on this topic, examining the critical role film has played in affirming the relationship between sport and national cultures internationally. Covering films of all types, from Hollywood blockbusters to regional documentaries and newsreels, Dr Crosson’s new book Sport, Film and National Culture considers how filmic depictions of sport have configured and informed a wide range of distinctive national cultures, societies and identities. Featuring case studies from eleven national contexts across six continents – including North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania – it reveals the common and contrasting approaches that have emerged within sport cinema in differing national contexts. The webinar brings together a broad range of contributors to this book, who are leading authorities on sport and film, to explore the intersection of these prominent cultural forces internationally. Chaired by Dr Crosson, contributors to the webinar will include: Dr Michael W. Thomas, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ethiopian Screen Worlds, University of London Dr Grant Wiedenfeld, Assistant Professor of Media and Culture in the Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University Dr Manuel Garin, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona Dr Stephen Glynn, Associate Research Fellow at De Montfort University, Leicester Dr Jesse Schlotterbeck, Associate Professor of Cinema at Denison University, Granville, Ohio Dr Ellen Wright, Senior Lecturer in Cinema and Television History, De Montfort University, Leicester Dr Francesco Buscemi, Lecturer in History of Radio and TV, Catholic University of Milan Pauline Peixoto Iglesias Vargas, PhD candidate in Physical Education, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. Dr Gina Daddario, Lin Rong San Professor of Communication at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Attendance The session will take place on Zoom; register to attend at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K9QVeuSYTIOH2SkE3kWfAA. The session will also be streamed live on the Moore Institute’s Facebook page. Further information is available at: https://mooreinstitute.ie/event/sport-film-and-national-culture/
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Calculated Care in Post-War British Women’s Writing
Dr Emily Ridge
Meeting ID: 977 1468 9471
Please mute your microphone on entering the meeting.
We look forward to seeing you there to celebrate the first talk in this new series.
The post-war works of Daphne DuMaurier, Muriel Spark, and Elizabeth Taylor are replete with representations of the strategic manipulation of domestic care and kindness. Midge, in DuMaurier’s ‘The Apple Tree’ (1952), looks after her husband so punctiliously that her attention takes the form of a ‘long-term reproach’ for an earlier indiscretion on his part. Mrs Pettigrew, in Spark’s Momento Mori (1959), uses her position as carer to exercise absolute domination over her charges to the point of blackmail. In Elizabeth Taylor’s The Soul of Kindness (1964), the benevolent intrusions of Flora into the lives of those around her are shown to disguise an inherent narcissism. In all cases, care is used, whether consciously or not, to manage and control interpersonal relationships. This paper will suggest that such domesticated representations also offer a response to a more widespread process of institutionalising and commodifying care, both as discourse and practice, in the years immediately following the Second World War. I will argue that these women writers variously and subtly document, in their post-war works, a transition period that sees the establishment of what Nikolas Rose has described as a ‘new rationale of government’, one directed towards the subjectivity and ‘soul’ of the citizen. Their works articulate a problematics of care in ways that complicate later feminist approaches, such as Carol Gilligan’s pioneering work on relationality in the 1980s, raising questions not only about the efficacy of care as a moral framework but equally its capacity as a strategic mechanism of governance.
Location: Zoom Meeting https://nuigalway-ie.zoom.us/j/97714689471?pwd=Qk9hWUR6WjRFa2o5OW9mUDg4LzN3Zz09 Meeting ID: 977 1468 9471 Passcode: 596077
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Wednesday, 1 July 2020
Dr Fiona Bateman writes about Ireland and Racism. "Here in Ireland the issue of racism is also being discussed. A large part of the debate has centred on the treatment of asylum seekers in Direct Provision centres, but we have also seen an outpouring of stories of personal experiences from Black and mixed-race people of all ages, indicating that Ireland is not immune to racism."
Tuesday, 21 April 2020
Dr Justin Tonra (English) wrote an article on isolation literature for the Irish Times.
Monday, 29 June 2020
Dr Andrew O'Baoill (English) will be moderating an online panel, run by the UNESCO Chair on Community Media at the University of Hyderabad, this Friday 03rd July, with colleague Salvatore Scifo. The topic of the Global Dialogue is: Community media in the post-pandemic world: Beyond the noise in the UK and Ireland. People can join the discussion on Facebook: fb.me/UNESCOChairOnCommunityMedia or on Zoom: meeting ID 916 7694 0270
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Professor Dan Carey (Moore Institute) writes - "Institutions and not just attitudes need to be challenged for there to be meaningful reform".Read full article in the Irish Times.
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
The advent of the Covid-19 crisis has brought unprecedented challenges to all areas of social, cultural, and economic life. As one of the most popular cultural practices, sport has been particularly impacted with the cancellation since mid-March of most sporting events in countries across the world. Sport has nonetheless continued to occupy an important place in people’s lives and in the contemporary media landscape. This webinar brings together a range of speakers engaging with sport from a variety of perspectives, including sports history, sports governance and policy, sports practitioners and representative organisations, sport and the media, and gender and sport, to consider the impact of the pandemic on sport in Ireland and internationally. Participants Professor Paul Rouse, UCD, one of the leading experts on the history of Irish sport Dr Mary O’Connor, CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport, and All-Ireland winning player and All-Star with Cork in camogie and Gaelic football Dr Niamh Kitching, Mary Immaculate College, whose work focuses on gender equality and sport, including female athletes and coaches Dr Marcus Free, Mary Immaculate College, who specialises on media and sport Dr Borja García, Loughborough University, an authority on sports policy and governance and member of the European Commission’s expert group on sport policy The webinar will be chaired by Dr Seán Crosson of the Huston School of Film and Digital Media at NUI Galway, and leader of the Sport and Exercise Research Group in the Moore Institute Registration You can register to join via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V16dtmjsRZqClBp51kVmzQ. The session will also be broadcast live on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/mooreinstitute/live. About the series This webinar is part of a series developed through the Moore Institute’s COVID-19 Response Group. Video and audio recordings of the previous sessions are available on the group’s webpage.
Monday, 15 June 2020
Isolation in the work of James Joyce and Wole Soyinka 12 noon Bloomsday Tuesday 16 June 2020 – via Zoom While imprisoned for political activities, Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian author and future Nobel Prize winner for Literature, turned to the writings of James Joyce. Soyinka’s poem ‘Ulysses: Notes from here to my Joyce class’ (from The Shuttle in the Crypt, 1972) considers time, space, and the self in isolation. Starting with this poem, our speakers consider the notion of isolation through the poetry and prose of both Joyce and Soyinka, followed by moderated discussion. with Aduke Gomez: ModeratorAduke Gomez is a writer, event organiser, and the founder of Yxora Resources. Her recent book, Lost And Found In Lagos, was a featured book at the 2019 Lagos Book and Art Festival. Currently she is Chairman of the Art4Life Steering Committee of the Lagos State Ministry of Health. Adrian Paterson: SpeakerAdrian Paterson is Lecturer in English at the National University of Ireland, Galway with an interest in modernism and Irish literature. Co-editor of the forthcoming The Edinburgh Companion to Yeats and the Arts, some of his writings on Joyce are included in The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered, ed. Marc C. Conner (Florida 2015). Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún: SpeakerKọ́lá Túbọ̀sún is a Nigerian writer and linguist. His debut collection of poetry Edwardsville by Heart was published 2018 and he is currently a Chevening Research Fellow at the British Library in London. He is currently editing an anthology of poems about lockdown. 12 noon Bloomsday Tuesday 16 June 2020 via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89068332483 Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Zoom is a publicly traded company headquartered in San Jose, CA. us02web.zoom.us Event organized by the Embassy of Ireland, Nigeria.
Monday, 15 June 2020
George Floyd's death led to a remarkable wave of protests, but will this moment succeed in transforming America? Professor Dan Carey writes an opnion piece for RTE Brainstorm.
Tuesday, 2 June 2020
Wednesday 3 June @ 4pm The current public health restrictions implemented in many regions around the world, such as social distancing, have led to increased reliance on digital technologies. Creative work is no exception. In this panel, artistic practitioners and scholars discuss how the current crisis informs engagement with digital technology along with the possibilities and limitations of creative practice that arise at this time. Participants: Dr. Leonie Bradbury (Emerson College) Prof. Noel Fitzpatrick (TU Dublin/Gradcam) Dr. Conor McGarrigle (TU Dublin) Dr. Máiréad Ní Chróinín (NUI Galway) Chair: Dr EL Putnam (NUI Galway) To register, please use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85711327188?pwd=TTJleUFFVkdNcms2eGpKeTdDSDZXdz09
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Professor Daniel Carey, Director of the Moore Institute discusses the language used in defining our relationship to the tragic realities of the pandemic.
Thursday, 7 May 2020
Looking forward to participating in NUI Galway's Virtual Open Day today! It is the perfect opportunity to talk us about studying subjects in the School of English and Creative Arts at NUI Galway. EnglishCreative WritingDrama Theatre and PerformanceMusicFilm and Digital MediaFilm StudiesDigital Arts and Technology Join us live from 12-3pm at www.nuigalway.ie/opendays #NUIGalwayLive
Thursday, 7 May 2020
Dr Justin Tonra (English) has been awarded a Irish Research Council New Foundations grant for his project Poetry Machines: Technologies of Poetic Composition. New Foundations supports researchers to pursue research, networking and dissemination activities within and between all disciplines. It provides seed funding for small-scale research actions; the development of networks, consortia and workshops; and creative approaches to the communication of scientific concepts or complex societal challenges for a lay audience. Dr Tonra’s awarded was one of thirteen funded under the STEAM strand, which aims to bring science and art, design and the humanities together to work on new ways of communicating scientific concepts and complex societal challenges for a lay audience. Project summary: Poetry has a long and fascinating relationship with technology that bridges the apparent gap between the humanities and sciences. The printing press, the typewriter, and the tape recorder have each offered radical new formal possibilities to poets, while the digital age has yielded computational methods for generating verse that challenge our basic understandings of the creative process. Poetry Machines is a project which will survey the long history of poetry machines, and communicate the neglected story of how the precepts of science, engineering, and mathematics, have been used to make and shape poetry. Link: http://research.ie/what-we-do/loveirishresearch/blog/irish-research-council-announces-100-new-awards-to-support-research-collaboration-and-dissemination/
Friday, 1 May 2020
Monday 04th May - 8 to 9pm Three contemporary Irish authors – Sinéad Gleeson, Mike McCormack, and Mark O’Connell – discuss the challenges, dislocations and opportunities of writing during the Covid-19 crisis. What new questions has the crisis posed and how has it affected their work and lives? Panelists Sinéad Gleeson is an essayist and short story writer. Her debut essay collection, Constellations: Reflections from Life, won Non-Fiction Book of the Year at 2019 Irish Book Awards. Mike McCormack is the author of two collections of short stories Getting it in the Head and Forensic Songs, and three novels Crowe’s Requiem, Notes from a Coma and Solar Bones, winner of the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize and the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award. Mark O’Connell is the author of Notes from an Apocalypse, and To Be a Machine, which received the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize and the 2019 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. The session will be chaired by Daniel Carey, Director of the Moore Institute. Attendance To register in advance for this webinar follow this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1DerSFs3QHOZUN_432Rgyg. As capacity on Zoom is limited, the session will also be broadcast live on the Moore Institute Facebook page.
Monday, 27 April 2020
Thursday 30th April - 4pm The Covid-19 crisis has led to the mass closure of educational institutions and an ensuing scramble to provide schooling at home. Aspects of the education system normally taken for granted have come into relief in the midst of a new sense of precarity. This seminar looks at pressing concerns emerging from current research on education provision, such as the exacerbation of existing educational inequities and the pivot to technology. We also consider longer-term implications and ask whether this could be an opportunity to reimagine education and schooling. Participants (all NUI Galway): Dr Manuela Heinz (chair)Dr Cornelia Connolly Dr Tony Hall Dr Ian Munday Dr Clíona Murray For the Zoom link, https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q2fOTnv6QiKzLBAV6aLqfA
Friday, 17 April 2020
Welcome to our second Webinar - Thursday 23 April 4pm Panelists: Mathieu d'Aquin (Director of Insight and the Data Science Institute, NUI Galway) Heike Felzmann (Philosophy, NUI Galway) Rob Kitchin (Geography, Maynooth University) Karlin Lillington (Irish Times) Linnet Taylor (Law, Tilburg University) The seminar will explore questions of surveillance and social benefit in the midst of the corona virus pandemic, including data gathering and contact tracing apps, and the advantages, risks, and ethical challenges. Please click this URL to join: https://zoom.us/j/91276031179?pwd=MFNqY2NuSDdtTWZKVksvRTBNRXN4Zz09Password: 946660 There is a limit of 100 attendees on Zoom. We will also live stream the event on the Moore Institute Facebook page.
Tuesday, 7 April 2020
Congratulations to Ella producer of Bread not Profits and all involved in this achievement! The show won the Audience Choice Vote at the awards on Satuday night, 04 April. https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/stage/free-is-insulting-theatre-awards-winners-vent-on-funding-proposals-1.4221213
Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Panelists are: Dr Nessa Cronin, Dr Padraic Moran, Dr John Morrissey, Dr Kevin O'Sullivan You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Apr 2, 2020 04:00 PM Dublin Topic: Moore Institute Covid-19 seminar Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z-4DLWT-S3-olgr0SoKfrA
Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Institute of Guidance Counsellors - Saturday 07th March 2020 - O'Donoghue Centre Ian Brathwaite from Romero Games, Sarah Lynch from Rentherunway, Will Collins, Oscar and a Daytime Emmy nominated screenwriter, and Charlotte McIvor, Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies, will be participating on the panels. The panel will take place twice on the Saturday; first at 9.00am and repeated at 2.30pm. Tom Felle, Head of Journalism, will chair the panel discussions.
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
What impact did women writers make in history? When is a female author (not) a female author? Join us as we explore these questions in a guided tour of the ‘Readers & Reputations’ exhibition, to celebrate International Women’s Day, on Saturday 7 March 2020.The exhibition, sponsored by the Irish Research Council, showcases the work of the RECIRC project on early modern women’s writing, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) – the first literature project in Ireland to be awarded ERC funding. The project’s leader, Prof. Marie-Louise Coolahan, and two researchers, Dr. Felicity Maxwell and Dr. Bronagh McShane, will discuss the ways women gained controversial and exemplary reputations and invite visitors to explore the interactive exhibits. Tours will meet inside the entrance to the Hardiman Research Building (next to the library), NUI Galway, at 11am and 1pm, Saturday 7 March. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Readers and Reputations: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700 is a landmark exhibition that showcases the findings of a major research project, ‘RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700’. The project, which is led by Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan, Professor of English at NUI Galway, began in July 2014 and formally concludes in January 2020.
Thursday, 12 September 2019
Dr Charlotte McIvor and the SMART Consent team at NUI, Galway are getting the message out there that consent should always be ongoing, mutual and freely given (OMFG).