Postgraduate students and colleagues from throughout the Faculty of Humanities are welcome to attend.
Wed 30th January
Dr Helen Sonner, QUB ‘A New Name for an Old Doing: “Plantation” as a Rhetorical Construct in Early Modern English’
Wed 6th February
Dr Derek Johnston, QUB ‘“Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a Ghost Story”: Tradition, Ritual and Seasonality in the Television Ghost Story’
Wed 13th February
Aaron Smith, QUB ‘Neither an Ivory, nor a brazen; but a leaning tower. Poetic Responsibility and Auden’s Spain, 1937’
Megan Minogue, QUB ‘Home-Grown Politics: The Politicization of the Parlour Room in Contemporary Northern Irish Drama’
Wed 20th February
Dr Ann Buckley, QUB ‘Music in Medieval Ireland: current research issues’
Wed 27th February
Dr Sonia Howell, NUI Maynooth ‘Partners in Practice: Literary Studies and the Digital Humanities’
Wed 6th March
Paul Murphy, QUB ‘Head, hands, knees and toes: gestures and the performance of late medieval faith’
Ben Maier, QUB ‘“Taking Language for a Walk”: The Radio Poems of Tim Dee and Julian May’
Wed 13th March
Dr Martin Wiggins, The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham ‘The Chronology of Christopher Marlowe’
Wed 20th March
Dr Willa Murphy, University of Ulster ‘The Oral Bishop: The Epicurean Theology of Derry's Earl-Bishop Frederick Hervey (1730-1803)’ Easter Vacation:
Monday 25 March - Fri 12 April 2013
Wed 17th April
Dr Philip McGowan, QUB ‘F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘“The Lost Decade” & The Last Decade’
Wed 24th April
Dr Caroline Sumpter, QUB ‘“No emotions that we do not share with the lower animals”: Oscar Wilde, Aesthetics and Moral Evolution’
Wed 1 May
Eamon Byers, QUB ‘“The Ghost of Song”: Hauntology, Medievalism and Folkmusic of the British and Irish Isles’
Craig Wallace, QUB ‘“A slight haze of distance”: M.R. James and the Middle Ages’
Wed 8th May
Dr Eamonn Hughes, QUB ‘The train and the river: Van Morrison’s Belfast’
All seminars are held in Room PFC/03/006B unless otherwise indicated.
Prof. Hugh Magennis (School of English, QUB)
Not Angles but Anglicans? Bede, Ælfric and the Anglo-Saxon Church in Early Modern England
This will be followed by the launch of a Special Issue Holy and Unholy Appetites in Anglo-Saxon England in Honour of Hugh Magennis (English Studies, 2012) and by a Reception (drinks and nibbles will be available)
Dr Adrian Streete (School of English, QUB)
Lucretius, Calvin and Natural Law in Measure for Measure
Dr Roger Holdsworth (University of Manchester)
Hermione's Hand: Marriage and Misogyny in The Winter's Tale.
Dr Fran Brearton (School of English, QUB)
Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Politics of Poetic Form: Quinn, Wheatley, and O’Reilly
Malachi O’ Doherty (School of English, QUB)
Memoir and Memory: Narrating One’s Lives
Dr Ann Buckley (School of English, QUB)
Music and Musicians in Medieval Ireland: Social Function and Cultural Identities
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Dr Jane Grogan (University College Dublin)
‘Three "Desert Islands" and Early Modern English Discourses of Empire.
Dr Marilynn Richtarik (Georgia State University)
Stewart Parker: Belfast Playwright.
John Heaney (School of English, QUB)
Beckett's Schopenhauerian Complication of the Cartesian Cogito
Matt Reznicek (School of English, QUB)
The Novice in Paris: Sydney Owenson and the Buildings of Metropolitan Economics
Catriona Arlow (School of English)
Language, Communication and Identity in the Educational Context in Northern Ireland.
Lizzie Scott (School of English, QUB)
The interactive(?) conversation of children diagnosed with autism
Dr Dale Townshend (Stirling University)
Ruins, Romance and the Rise of Gothic Tourism: The Case of Netley Abbey, 1750-1830.
Refreshments will be served. Seminars will start at 4.15pm and discussion and questions will run from about 5.00 pm to 5.30 pm. School of English staff, postgraduate students and colleagues from throughout the Faculty of Humanities are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact Marilina Cesario (email@example.com) or Sinéad Sturgeon (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.