Lectures, Seminars and Readings Spring 2008

January

Friday, January 25th

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

February

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.

March

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

April

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