Ireland and Masculinities conference, August 19th and 20th
The Moore Institute
Date & Time
19th August, 2013 @ 00:00:00
Monday, 19 August 2013
9.00 - 9.30am - Registration and coffee
9.30-11.00am - Panel 1: Legal Musculature.
- Kevin McKenna (Independent Scholar) "Primogeniture, strict settlement and the rituals of masculinity on an Irish landed estate, 1855-1890"
- James Ward (Ulster)"Caught in a contract: Congreve, Farquhar and Contractarian Masculinities"
- Dara Purvis (Penn State)"Masculinity, Marriage, and Fatherhood in the Twentieth Century"
11.15-12.45 - Panel 2: Irishmen Abroad and the Irish as "Other".
- Norma Clarke (Kingston) "Oliver Goldsmith and his 'brothers of the quill' in London, 1757-1763"
- Peter Buckingham (Linfield College) "Thomas A. Hickey: Irish Masculinity on Two Continents"
- Ciaran McDonough (NUI Galway) "Antiquarianism as a ‘Gentleman's Hobby'"
12.45-2pm - Lunch
2.00-3.30pm - Panel 3: Protestants on Parade
- Jim MacPherson (Highlands and the Islands)"Irish Protestant Masculinities and Orangewomen in Scotland and Canada, 1890 - 1930"
- James Golden (Cambridge)"Irish Anglican Political Masculinities: Disestablishment and Protestant Democracy, 1860-70"
- Pamela McKane (York, Ontario)"‘No idle sightseers': The Ulster Women's Unionist Council and the masculine world of politics during the Ulster Crisis"
3.30-3.45 - Coffee
3.45-5.45pm - Round Table
Chair: Sean Brady (Birkbeck, London)
Fidelma Ashe (Ulster)
Jane McGaughey (Concordia)
Sonya Rose (Michigan)
5.30-7pm - Wine reception sponsored by NUIG Centre for Irish Studies
7.30 CONFERENCE DINNER - Harbour Hotel
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
9.45- 10.15am - Coffee
10.15 - 11.45am - Panel 1: Patriotism and the Pastoral
- Lee Morrissey (Clemson)"Masculinity, modernity, and, yes, shepherds: Spenser and Milton"
- Cliona O'Gallchoir (University College Cork)"Patriotism, Masculinity and Irish Economic Discourse in the eighteenth century"
- Aidan Beatty (Chicago)"Fianna Fáil, Masculinity, and the Irish Agrarian Man"
12:00-1:30pm -Panel 2: Performing Irishness
- Charlotte McIvor (NUI Galway)"Staging Intercultural Masculinities: Yeats, Tagore, Pearse and Modern(ist) Theatre Aesthetics at the Abbey Theatre"
- Ed Madden (South Carolina)"Bachelor Trouble, Troubled Bachelors"
- Declan William Kavanagh (Kent)"Bog Men: Performing Irishness in Seven Years' War Political Literature"
1.30-2.30pm - Lunch
2.30-4.00pm - Panel 3: Masculinities and Material Constraints: Incarceration, Childhood and Clothing
- Conseulo Concepcion (Glasgow) "Clothing, Gender and Colonial Policy in Early Modern Ireland"
- Mary Hatfield (Trinity College, Dublin)"Games for boys: childhood, masculinity and play in Ireland"
- Rosa Gilbert (Birkbeck, London)"Special Category Imprisonment and Masculinity in Northern Ireland in the 1970s"
4.00pm - Closing remarks
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