Lectures, Seminars and Readings Spring 2007 Convenor: Sean T. O’Brien

February

Thursday, February 8th

A Missing Chapter on the Missing Chains: Telling Tales and Making it up in the Irish Countryside
Guy Beiner, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
4:00 PM Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Following the lecture, Professor James Smyth, Department of History, University of Notre Dame will launch Dr. Beiner’s new book Remembering the Year of the French: Irish Folk History and Social Memory (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2007).

Friday, February 9th

‘The `Fever' Problem in Ireland, 1816-1851
Chris Hamlin, University of Notre Dame
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

Friday, February 16th

The "Octopus" and the "Ghost": Intersections of the Political and the Maternal in Dorothy Macardle's Novels
Abby Palko, University of Notre Dame
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

Friday, February 23th

Ireland’s Restoration Crisis: Colonialism and Sectarianism in a Stuart kingdom, 1660-91
John Gibney, NEH Faculty Fellow, University of Notre Dame
3:00 PM 424 Flanner Hall

March

Friday, March 23th

Free at Last?: Gaelic Writers and the Revival in the 1940s
Phil O’Leary, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Irish, Boston College 3:00 PM 323 Flanner Hall

Thursday, March 29th

A Reading by Irish writer Patrick McCabe, author of critically acclaimed novels such as The Butcher Boy (1992) and Breakfast on Pluto (1998).
7:00 PM McKenna Hall

Friday, March 30th

The Cultivation of Obscurity in Medieval Irish Literature
Hugh Fogarty, Keough-Naughton Faculty Fellow, University of Notre Dame
3:00 PM 323 Flanner Hall

April

Friday, April 13

Scandalous Histories’: Mrs. Pikington, Mary Wollstonecraft, and the Kingsborough Family Connection
Norma Clarke, Kingston University
Co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Eighteenth-Century Seminarty, London
3:00 PM 323 Flanner Hall

Friday, April 27th

Science in the Sticks: Promoting Science in Nineteenth-Century Ireland
Enda Leaney, Keough-Naughton Faculty Fellow, University of Notre Dame
3:00 PM 323 Flanner Hall