Lectures, Seminars and Readings Fall 2009

September

Wednesday, September 2th

A Discussion of Contemporary Issues in Ireland
Senator Mark Daly, Fianna Fáil, the Republican Party
3:30 PM 424 Flanner Hall

Friday, September 4th

The Irish Sublime
Terry Eagleton,University of Notre Dame
3:00 PM Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Friday, September 18th

Aspects of Memory and Identity in Early Ireland
Tomas Ó Cathasaigh, Harvard University
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

Friday, September 25th

Her Vertical Smile": Jung, Gender and the Subject in the Poetry of Thomas Kinsella
Pat Coughlan, University College Cork
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

October

Friday, October 2nd

Celtic Arc Light: The City, Technology, and Irish Modernism
Sean Mannion, University of Notre Dame
3:30 PM 424 Flanner Hall

Friday, October 9th Hibernian Lecture

Squaring Circles: Daniel O'Connell and Public Protest, 1823-1843
Maurice Bric, University College Dublin
4:00 PM Hesburgh Library, Carey Auditorium

The annual Hibernian Lecture is sponsored by the The Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism

Friday, October 16th

WHY IRISH?

Each year, this conference brings international speakers to Notre Dame to examine the role of the Irish Language in various disciplines. This year’s lecture will be:

The Sporting Irish
Kevin Whelan, University of Notre Dame
3:00 PM Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Wednesday, October 28th

A Reading by Poet Paul Muldoon
Princeton University
7:00 PM McKenna Auditorium

A Concert by Rackett
Princeton University/ The University of Rock
9:30 PM Legends

November

Friday, November 6th

Maria Edgeworth and the Science of Fiction
James Chandler, University of Chicago
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

Friday November 13th

Abusing a Tongue-Tied Man”: Robert Lynd, Joseph Conrad, and the Question of a National Language
Mary Burgess, University of Notre Dame
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Halll

Friday November 20th

Ireland's 18th-Century Revolution on New England's Northern Frontier
Tim Breen, Northwestern University
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

December

Friday December 4tyh

Origins of the Harp: Moore, Maclise and the New Mythology
Matt Campbell, University of Sheffield
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

The lecture will be followed by the launch of “Tinkers”: Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller (Oxford UP) by University of Connecticut literary critic and former Keough-Naughton/National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar Mary Burke.