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Joyce & the Digital Humanities | April 5, 2014 | Boston College

This event is free, but registration is required. For more information regarding this event email Joe Nugent.

Schedule: Higgins Hall

9:30 a.m.  
Continental Breakfast
9:50 a.m. Introduction by The Consul-General of Ireland, Breandán Ó Caollaí
10:00 a.m.   
SEMANTIC SUCCOUR: JOYCE AND LANGUAGE IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Keynote Address by Fintan O'Toole
11:15 a.m.
Coffee Break
11:30 a.m. GAMING THE WAKE: JOYCE AND VIDEO GAMES
By Sean Latham
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. HISTORY OF IRELAND IN 100 OBJECTS
Presentation by Fintan O’Toole
1:40 p.m. DIGITAL DUBLINERS
Presentation by Joe Nugent, Boston College
1:50 p.m.
THE DUBLINERS BOOKSHELF
Presentation by Andrew Kuhn, Boston College
2:15 p.m.
EXPLORING JOYCE IN 3 DIMENSIONS
By Orla Murphy
3:00 p.m.     ROUND TABLE
With Joe Valente, Patrick Mullen, Andrew Kuhn
3:30 p.m.
Drinks Reception and Entertainment Featuring:
 

Aedin Moloney: On Saturday afternoon, we'll see Aedin Moloney perform her celebrated version of Molly Bloom's soliloquy. Taken from the "Penelope" chapter of "Ulysses," Aedin's reading of Bloom's wife will delight us as it did the critics. Thanks Aedin!

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Aedin Moloney
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AEDIN MOLONEY recently played the role of George Eliot in the world premiere of A Most Dangerous Woman at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ.  She is founder and producing artistic director of NY’s Fallen Angel Theatre Company. She recently starred in Airswimming (Irish Rep/Fallen Angel Theatre) & as Rose in the acclaimed 20th Anniversary production of Dancing at Lughnasa (Irish Rep). Other NY & regional credits include: Hobsons Choice (Atlantic Theatre), Under Milk Wood (Hartford Stage dir. Mark Lamos), Shadow of a Gunman, Playboy of the Western World, Eclipsed, Juno & the Paycock, Same Old Moon & Pigtown (Irish Rep), Eva the ChasteTalent & Cell (Fallen Angel Theatre).  She has worked at various prominent theatre’s in the UK including, Bristol Old Vic, Sheffield Crucible & Battersea Arts Center.  Film credits include: Nora with Ewan McGregor, Far & Away, The Captives & Agnes Brown. Television in the UK and NY include: BallykissangelThe Moth, The Bill, Vanity Fair & Law and Order. She has recently completed a recording of Molly Bloom’s soliloquy from James Joyce’s Ulysses in collaboration with Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains. Aedin is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin.



Dancing at Lughnasa

Not part of our program, but highly recommended, is the the Dramatics Society-Contemporary Theatre production of Brian Friel’s “Dancing at Lughnasa,” directed by Sarah Kelley ’14. Set in a fictional County Donegal town in 1936 Ireland, Friel’s popular play — later made into a film — is a young boy’s recollections of a memorable trip to his aunts’ cottage one summer, a time of hope and sadness.

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April 3-5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
April 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Bonn Studio, Robsham Theater
Boston College

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Speakers


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Fintan O'Toole
Keynote Speaker

A scathing critic of present economic, social, and cultural policies, Fintan O'Toole is perhaps the most influential Irish public intellectual today. His is an outspoken voice against corruption and exploitation. As a literary critic, historical writer, political commentator and columnist, his influence is widespread. Now assistant editor and drama critic for The Irish Times, he was drama critic for the New York Daily News from 1997 to 2001. O'Toole's is one of the most engaging voices to be heard in Ireland. Find out about Fintan's "History of Ireland in 100 Objects" app | More about Fintan »



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Seán Latham
Department of English, University of Tulsa More »

Sean Latham is a professor of English at the University of Tulsa where he serves as editor of the James Joyce Quarterly, co-director of the Modernist Journals Project, and co-editor of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies.

He is the author or editor of five books and numerous articles on topics in modernism, cultural history, law, media, and the digital humanities. His books include The Art of Scandal: Modernism, Libel Law, and the Roman a Clef (2009) and Am I a Snob? Modernism and a Novel (2003).



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Orla Murphy
Department of English, University College Cork, Ireland More »

Orla Murphy explores emerging technologies and their intersection with the humanities. She is particularly interested in material culture and is examining the world of digitization and the laser scanning of precious objects and artifacts. Professor Murphy’s Europe-wide work on visualizing cultural heritage is particularly interesting to us at Boston College in light of our upcoming Irish Arts & Crafts Exhibition in Spring, 2016.



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Seamus Connolly
Musician

Music will be provided by our own Seamus Connolly. The recipient of a host of awards for his astonishing renditions of Irish music, Seamus was given the singular honor last year of being awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts.



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Joe Valente
Department of English, University at Buffalo, State University of New York More»



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Marjorie Howes
Department of English, Boston College More»



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Joseph Nugent
Event Organizer // Department of English, Boston College More»

For more information regarding this event email Joe Nugent.


Additional Information


  • All faculty and graduate students are encouraged to register in advance
  • No registration fee
  • Parking available in the in the Comm Ave Garage, visitor levels 3-6. Please keep in mind that regular parking fee will apply. MBTA runs within 10 minutes of campus.

 


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