Workshop: Spatiality and Symbolic Expression

The Moore Institute Seminar Room

Date & Time
26th November, 2012 @ 09:30:00

Spatiality and Symbolic Expression

A workshop on the connections

between patterns of place and space

and a variety of forms

of literary and cultural expression

Moore Institute, NUI Galway

26 November 2012

“Place may be the first of all concepts; it may be the oldest of all words.”

– N. Scott Momaday

9.30 Opening & Introduction

10.00 Space, Time and the Articulation of our Place in the World: the Philosophical Context (Felix Ó Murchadha)

10.30 Geographies of the Imagination: Ethics and Aesthetics in some Gaelic Songs of Place (Lillis Ó Laoire)

11.00 Discussion

11.15 Coffee

11.30 The Collective Spaces of Language (Paolo Bartoloni)

12.00 Op weg naar Broxeele: the Production of Shared Spaces (Catherine Emerson)

12.30 Discussion

12.45 Lunch

2.00 Symbol, Situatedness and the Individuality of Literary Space (Bill Richardson)

2.30 Between a Rock and No-place: the Home as Fragile Utopia in Cinema (Conn Holohan)

3.00 Keynote Address:

Lips in Language and Space: Imaginary Places in James Dawson’s Australian Aborigines (Paul Carter)

3.45 Discussion and Review

4.30 Close of Workshop

Note on the Keynote Speaker: Paul Carter (Deakin University, Australia) is the author of many books including The Road to Botany Bay (1987, 2010), The Lie of the Land (1996), Repressed Spaces (2002), Material Thinking (2004), Dark Writing (2008). His new book is The Meeting Place: a history, theory and practice of encounter, to be published in 2012. He also writes regularly for Lettre International. He is also a sound artist and public artist. His public space designs include Relay (Sydney Olympics, 2000, with Ruark Lewis), Nearamnew (Federation Square, Melbourne, with Lab architecture studio) and Golden Grove (University of Sydney, 2007-2009 with Taylor Cullity Lethlean). Born in the UK, educated at Oxford, Paul has lived in Melbourne since the early 1980s; he is currently Chair of Creative Place Research, Deakin University.

Sponsored by the Moore Institute, the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies and the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, NUI Galway.