Southern California Irish Studies Consortium (Spring 2015)

Event Date: 

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:30am to 5:30pm

Event Location: 

  • South Hall 2635+2617
10.30: Coffee
11 AM:   Enda Duffy, UC Santa Barbara: Opening Remarks
The Irish Anthropocene
11:10 -12:00:  Prof. Tim Conley, Brock University, Ontario, Canada
“ Finnegans Wake and Irish Weather”
12:00-1:00:  Finnegan/Food/Famine
1.  Kimberly Devlin, Professor, English, UC Riverside
"Shaun's 'multiple mes': Feasting and Famine in III.1."
2.  Christine Smedley, UC Riverside
“Recipes for Revolution: Famine Rhetoric in I.7”
1:00-1.30:  Lunch,  Sankey Room,  English Department
1:30-3:00: New Voices:  Roundtable Presentations
Courtenay Stallings, History, Claremont Grad. School: “30’s Irish Fascism: The Contribution of Culture”
Vasu Venkata, English., USC:  “Yeats’s State: Mythology and Authoritarianism in Post-Colonial Ireland.
Andrew Kaladjian, English, UCSB: “The Uncertainty of Late Irish Modernism”
Alyssa Kruger, English, Claremont Grad. School: “Mimesis and Epiphany in Proteus”
Elizabeth Allen, English, UCSB:  “Joyce, Community, Generosity”
Jacob Alpaca, Claremont Grad. School: “Entr’acte: ‘Scylla and Charybdis’ and Genetic Criticism’
3:00-4:00 :  Spatial Turns/Movement 
1. Beth Wightman, Associate Prof., English, Cal. State Northridge
"Our Own Islands: Halford Mackinder and the Modernist Island Vernacular”
2.  Enda Duffy, Professor, UC Santa Barbara, 
“Bergson’s Ulysses: Joyce and the Sugar Cube”
4:00-5:30 PM:   Plenary Speaker:
Prof. Andrew Gibson, 
Royal Holloway, University of London: 
“What do we want kowtowing”: Dubliners and Conciliation and  Conflict in Ireland 1895-1904'.
This conference is sponsored by COMMA, the Center on Modernism, Materialism, Aesthetics at UCSB, with support from the English Department, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, the Program of Comparative Literature, and the Graduate Center for Literary Studies, UCSB.
W.B. Yeats