Shakespeare 400 Ireland Symposium, MU, 22 October 2016

This very exciting symposium is taking place in Maynooth University on 22 October 2016 and the full schedule is now available.

Shakespeare 400 Ireland Symposium

Shakespeare Lives Across the Island: Conversations and Celebrations

22 October 2016, Iontas Seminar Room, North Campus, Maynooth University


10.15 || Welcome

10.30 || Keynote:

‘“They are rising, they are rising”: Shakespeare and 1916’

Willy Maley, Professor of Renaissance Studies, University of Glasgow

Chair: Colin Graham, Professor and Head of English, Maynooth University

11.15 || Coffee

11.30 || Visit to Maynooth University Library Special Collections to see 1685 Folio

12.15 || Paper Session I:

‘“Drink! Feck! Girls!” – DruidShakespeare and the Retrieval of Shakespearean Memories in Ireland’, Patrick Lonergan, Professor of Drama and Theatre, NUI Galway

Chair: Ema Vyroubalova, Assistant Professor, School of English, Trinity College Dublin

1.15 || Lunch (sandwiches and tea/coffee provided)

2.00 || Paper Session II:

‘The Hero and the Whipping Boy: Irish Shakespeares and Spensers’

Jane Grogan, Associate Professor of Renaissance Literature, University College Dublin

‘“Counted in the song”: The Taming of the Shrew and 1916 in the Irish Feminist Imagination’, Emer McHugh, IRC Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar, NUI Galway

Chair: Stephen O’Neill, Department of English, Maynooth University

3.45 || Refreshments

4.00 || Keynote:

‘Shakespeare, Film, Northern Ireland’

Mark Burnett, Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen’s University Belfast

Chair: Maria Pramaggiore, Professor and Head of Media Studies, Maynooth University

5.00 || Open Discussion


This event is kindly supported by Maynooth University’s Commemorations Committee; The British Council; Maynooth University Conference and Workshop Fund; Maynooth University Department of English. For event information contact: Attendance is free.





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