Lectures, Seminars and Readings Spring 2008


Friday, January 25th

The Death of Criticism?
Terry Eagleton, John Edward Taylor Professor of Cultural Theory University of Manchester


Friday, February 1st

Mediating Post-Hibernian Archaeologies: Archaeology, Humedia and Undercutting the Discourses of 'Material Culture' in Ireland
Ian Russell, NEH/Keough-Naughton Fellow

Friday, February 15th

‘O, Despise Not My Youth!’: Senses, Sympathy, and an Intimate Aesthetics in James Joyce’s Ulysses
Sîan White, University of Notre Dame

Wednesday, February 20th

Time Passante: From Forensic to Interrogation Modernity
David Lloyd, University of Southern California

Wednesday, February 27th

The Chieftains perform an evening of Irish music.


Friday, March 14th

Towards Consensus: The Irish Language and Northern Ireland
Diarmaid Ó Doibhlin, Visiting Professor, University of Notre Dame

Friday, March 21st

Jack Lynch, the ‘Arms Crisis’ and Northern Ireland, 1969/1970
Dermot Keough, University College Cork


Wednesday, April 2nd

Modern Irish Poetry: Writing 'Home'
Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, University of Limerick

Friday, April 11th

Ireland, India and Empire: Indo-Irish Radical Connections
Kate O’Malley, Royal Irish Academy

Tuesday, April 15th

A Reading by Novelist Alice McDermott
Richard A. Macksey Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Friday, April 18

Solidarity: Past, Present and Future: Reflections On Social Concern
The Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland