English & Drama: Graduate Research Day

The Hardiman Research Building G010 seminar room

Date & Time
12th May, 2014 @ 09:00:00

English & Drama: Graduate Research Day

Monday 12th May 2014

GO10 Seminar Room, Hardiman Building

9.00-9.15 Welcome from Professor Lionel Pilkington

9.15-10:30 Chair: Lionel Pilkington

Kathleen Pacious ‘Speaking Countenances and Pictures in the Fire": Unconventional Reading in Charles Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend

Mikyung Park ‘Marina Carr’s The Mai (1994): Making Home Unhomely, or Home-Sickness’

Eavan O’Dochartaigh ‘From Place to Space: Evolving Representations of the Canadian Arctic in the Mid-Nineteenth Century’

10.30 COFFEE

10.45-12.20 Chair: Elizabeth Tilley

Anna Gasperini ‘Fear of Dissection, Dissection of Fear - Victorian Cheap Serialized Fiction and the Laws Regulating Anatomy’

Carmel Lambert ‘Challenging White Hegemony: Black Protest Writing from David Walker to Martin Delany’

Siobhán Purcell ‘“Do you know anything about the body? ...”: Reading the Vivisective Aesthetic in Stephen Hero

Máiréad Ni Chronin ‘Mobile Technologies and Embodied Performance’

12.20 LUNCH

1:15-2:30 Chair: Marianne Ní Chinnéide

Isabel Corfe Popular perceptions of Irishness in nineteenth-century England’

Des Lally ‘Micheál MacLiammóir and Irish Ballet’

Ciara O’Dowd ‘Comely Maidens Dancing in the Big Apple’


2:45-4:00 Chair: Justin Tonra

Meaghan Connell ‘A Tale of Two Corpora: ‘“Accuracy”, “Authenticity”, and the Corpus of Hiberno-English Literary Dialects’

Mairéad Ní Chualain ‘From the Amphitheatre to the Cube’

Finian O’Gorman ‘The Amateur Strikes Back: John B. Keane’s Sive (1959) and the amateur drama movement’


4:15-5:50 Chair: Rebecca Barr

Rosemary Gallagher ‘Why Vonnegut is Funny: a Chapter in Progress’

Nelson Barre ‘Acting is Believing: Ritual, Memory, and Performance in the Plays of Enda Walsh’

Rebecca Downes ‘Coming Into Phase: Coincidence and Death in Late Banville’

Ciara Griffin ‘Polyphonic Spraoi, Human Libraries and the Wanderly Researcher: The Politics of Talking Independent Publishing in India’