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PGSeminar 27 Nov

 

This week we welcome Professor Barbara Will of Dartmouth College, who will present a paper entitled ‘Rethinking Minimalism: Hemingway and Beckett’.

Professor Will specializes in twentieth-century literature, culture, and history, with a comparative emphasis upon Anglo-American and French modernism.  She is currently working on a book project that considers how expatriate writers responded to the Vichy regime in France. Professor Will’s profile on the Dartmouth website can be viewed here: http://dartmouth.edu/english/people/barbara-will

We hope to see many of you on Wednesday at 5pm in room 3027 for what promises to be a fascinating session!

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PGSeminar 20 Nov

 

This Wednesday we are delighted to welcome Dr. Dara Downey, formerly of this parish and now newly appointed lecturer in American Literature at the School of English, Drama and Film at UCD. Dara is currently completing a monograph on fin-de-siecle American women’s ghost stories and material culture, due to be published in a series on the Gothic by Palgrave in 2014.  The research for the monograph was funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. She is also a co-editor of the Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies.

Dara’s paper is entitled ‘I Must Have Died…’: Post-Mortem Speech in the Uncanny Tales of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and Harriet Prescott Spofford, an abstract for which can be read here: https://staffpostgraduate13.wordpress.com/abstracts/

Please join us at 5pm in room 3027 for what promises to be a great session. If you can’t make it to the talk, track us down in the Duke afterwards for drinks and chats!

Upcoming next week we have Dr. Dara Downey, newly appointed Lecturer in American Literature at the School of English, Drama and Film in UCD.

Dara’s paper is entitled ‘I Must Have Died…’: Post-Mortem Speech in the Uncanny Tales of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and Harriet Prescott Spofford – you can read the abstract here.

Dara is currently completing a monograph on fin-de-siecle American women’s ghost stories and material culture, due to be published in a series on the Gothic by Palgrave in 2014. The research for the monograph was funded by the organisation formerly known as the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dara is also co-editor with Dr Jenny McDonnell of the Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, which is always open for submissions of articles as well as book, film and TV reviews. Check out the latest issue of the journal here.

PGSeminar 13 Nov

We hope you all had a productive study week.

The seminars return this week with a talk by Dr. Christopher Collins, a Teaching & Research Fellow in the Department of Drama. He also lectures at The Lir: The National Academy of Dramatic Art. Chris has published extensively on Synge’s Collected Works in relation to the performance of residual culture. He is also interested in the performance of forgetting and remembrance and he has just finished co-editing a volume of essays on these topics which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan as Ireland, Memory and Performing the Historical Imagination. Chris’s paper is entitled ‘The Changeling of the Western World’ and you can read an abstract for it here: https://staffpostgraduate13.wordpress.com/abstracts/

Please do join us at 5pm in room 3027. As usual, we will make our way to the Duke to continue the conversation. We hope to see many of you there!