This event is free, but registration is required. For more information regarding this event email Joe Nugent.
Schedule: Higgins Hall
|9:50 a.m.||Introduction by The Consul-General of Ireland, Breandán Ó Caollaí
||SEMANTIC SUCCOUR: JOYCE AND LANGUAGE IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Keynote Address by Fintan O'Toole
|11:30 a.m.||GAMING THE WAKE: JOYCE AND VIDEO GAMES
By Sean Latham
|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
||EXPLORING JOYCE IN 3 DIMENSIONS
By Orla Murphy
|3:00 p.m.||ROUND TABLE
With Joe Valente, Patrick Mullen, Marjorie Howes
||Drinks Reception and Entertainment Featuring:|
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.
April 3-5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
April 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Bonn Studio, Robsham Theater
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 »
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).
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.
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 Chaste, Talent & 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: Ballykissangel, The 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.
Department of English, University at Buffalo, State University of New York More»
Department of English, Boston College More»
- All faculty and graduate students are encouraged to register in advance
- No registration fee
- Parking available; T runs within 10 minutes of campus