EDNA O’BRIEN: A REAPPRAISAL

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Plenary speakers:

Patricia Coughlan, Department of English, University College Cork.
Rebecca Pelan, Centre for Women’s Studies, NUI Galway.

List of confirmed participants:

Heather Ingman, ‘Polly Devlin's Dora: A Descendant of The Country Girls.’

Mike Jones, ‘Exploring Sexuality in Edna O’Brien’s Night.’

Maria Grazia Furnari, ‘Gothic narratives and social change in Edna O’Brien’s recent fiction.’

Michael Harris, ‘Outside History: Relocation and Dislocation in Edna O’Brien’s House of Splendid Isolation.’

Lew Livesay, ‘A Genealogy of Triangulated Desire in George Moore, James Joyce, Edna O’Brien, and Mary Gordon.’

Amanda Greenwood, ‘Edna O’Brien: Cartland or Cassandra?’

Iris Lindahl-Raittila, ‘Provocative Femininity: Edna O'Brien, The Country Girls Trilogy and the Critics.’

Eve Stoddard, "Postcolonial Positionalities: Edna O'Brien and Jamaica Kincaid."

Bertrand Cardin, ‘Words apart: epigraphs in Edna O'Brien's novels.’

Loredana Salis, ‘“Caring Nothing for Sacrifice”: The drama of solitude in Edna O'Brien’s Iphigenia.’


Participants, whether giving papers or not, are recommended to register as early as possible. Registration will also be available on the day, and will include tea and coffee breaks, but not lunch.

PROGRAMME

8:30 - 9:30
Registration; Coffee

9:30 - 10:30 PLENARY

Rebecca Pelan (NUI, Galway)
Reflections on a ‘Connemara Dietrich’

10:30 - 10:45 BREAK

10:45 - 12:15 PANEL A: Intertextualities

Heather Ingman (Dublin City University)
Polly Devlin's Dora: A Descendant of The Country Girls

Lew Livesay (St Peter’s College)
A Genealogy of Triangulated Desire in George Moore, James Joyce, Edna O’Brien, and Mary Gordon

Loredana Salis (University of Ulster)
“Caring Nothing for Sacrifice”: The drama of solitude in Edna O'Brien’s Iphigenia.

12:15 - 12:30 BREAK

12:30 - 1:30 PANEL B: Sexualities

Iris Lindahl-Raittila (Åbo Akademi University)
Provocative Femininity: Edna O'Brien, The Country Girls Trilogy and the Critics

Mike Jones
Exploring Sexuality in Edna O’Brien’s Night

1:30 - 2:30 LUNCH

2:30 - 3:30 PLENARY

Patricia Coughlan (University College Cork)
Killing the Bats: O'Brien, Abjection, and the Problem of Agency

3:30 - 3:45 BREAK

3:45 - 5:15 PANEL C: Textuality, Gender, and Genre

Maria Grazia Furnari (University of Bologna)
Gothic narratives and social change in Edna O’Brien’s recent fiction

Bertrand Cardin (Université de Caen Basse-Normandie)
Words apart: epigraphs in Edna O'Brien's novels

Amanda Greenwood (Andrew Marvell School, Hull)
Edna O’Brien: Cartland or Cassandra?

5:15 - 5:30 BREAK

5:30 - 6:30 PANEL D: Postmodern/Postcolonial Perspectives

Eve Stoddard (St Lawrence University)
Postcolonial Positionalities: Edna O'Brien and Jamaica Kincaid

Michael Harris (Central College)
Outside History: Relocation and Dislocation in Edna O’Brien’s House of Splendid Isolation

6:30 – 8:00 RECEPTION

 

Enquiries to Dr Sinéad Mooney, Department of English, NUI Galway.
Tel: 091 512125. E-mail: sinead.mooney@nuigalway.ie

 

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