Monthly Archives: December 2013

We would like to say a huge thank you to all our speakers in Michaelmas Term 2013, it’s been emotional!

If you just can’t wait for more of the Staff-Postgrad seminar series, you can now check out next term’s schedule here.

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Ben and Jenny


Tonight, in a change to our scheduled programming, after the seminar we will be drinking in O’Donoghue’s of Suffolk St, rather than The Duke. For one night only (probably)! See you there.

PGSeminar 11 Dec

This Wednesday sees the final seminar of Michaelmas term, and we’re in for a treat.

Georgina Nugent-Folan will present a paper entitled Gertrude Stein, die ungluckliche Dame?: Beckett’s Reading of Stein in the German Letter. Brian McManus will send us off in a reasonably festive mood with A Christmas Carol for the Irish Diaspora: HT Kavanagh, Darby O’Gill and The Ashes of Old Wishes. Abstracts for both papers can be read here:

Please join us at 5pm in room 3027. We will, as always, be decamping to the Duke afterwards and hope to see many of you there before we take a well-earned breather for the Christmas holidays.

PGSeminar 4 Dec


This week is the penultimate installment of the seminar series for Michaelmas term! We welcome Dr. David O’Shaughnessy from the School of English here at TCD. David will present a paper entitled ‘Hath Not a Jew a Touch of the Brogue?: Dennis O’Bryen’s A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed (1783).’ You can read about David here:’Shaughnessy.php

Please join us at 5pm in room 3027 on Wednesday evening, or seek us out afterwards in the Duke where we’ll be continuing the discussion over refreshments!