Irish Association for American Studies 2011 by h1t57iw


									                Queen's University, Belfast 
 15 & 16 April 2011

                      AMERICAN APPROPRIATIONS,
                       AMERICAN INTERVENTIONS
                          Friday 15 April 2011
Venue: Arts & Humanities Postgraduate Centre, 18 College Green, Belfast

13.00 – 13.30           Registration

13.45             Conference opening: The US Consul General, Kamala S. Lakhdhir

14.00 – 15.30     Panel 1: Chair, Philip McGowan (QUB)

                  *    The Premier, the President, the Professor and his Son: the
                  Americans in Northern Ireland 1940-1945 [Tony Emmerson]

                  *    'A bridge linking two worlds': An overview of the American
                  consular service in Ireland, 1790-1913 [Bernadette Whelan, Limerick]

                  *     A Diaspora in Transformation: Irish-America, Memory and U.S.
                  intervention during the ‘Troubles’ [Martin Russell, Clinton Institute]

15.30 – 16.00     Break

16.00 – 17.30     Panel 2: Chair (Des O’Rawe, QUB)

                  *   The insurgency strikes back [JoAnne Mancini, Maynooth]

                     The Aztec Empire Strikes Back: Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer
                      [Catherine Leen, Maynooth]

                     “Artaud as the vehicle of my angst:” Echolalia and Appropriation in
                      Nancy Spero’s Codex Artaud. [Rachel Warriner, UCC]

17.30 – 18.00     Break

18.00 – 19.00     The Alan Graham Memorial Lecture
                  Chair, Stephen Matterson (Dublin)

                  * Don Bogen, The Nathaniel Ropes Chair of English Literature,
                  University of Cincinnati; Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, Seamus
                  Heaney Centre, QUB:
                  ‘I take it, and I give it back again’: Some Modes of Appropriation in
                  Postwar American Poetry

19.00 –           Reception
                Hosted by the American History Colloquium & the School of English, QUB

                                 Saturday 16 April 2011

09.00 – 09.30     Registration

Arts & Humanities Postgraduate Centre, 18 College Green, Belfast

09.30 – 11.00     Panel 3: Chair (Andrew Pepper, QUB)

                  *    “A Confoundedly Hard Place to Get Lost in” – The American
                       Appropriation of the English Ghost Story [Dara Downey, TCD]

                  *    “The Scum of Greenwich Village”: Hemingway’s Paris and the
                       making of Lifestyle [James Annesley, Newcastle]

                  *    The modern ‘Ethnic Resistance’: a reaction to American appropriations
                       and constructed stereotypes. [David Deacon, UCD]

11.00 – 11.30     Break

11.30 – 13.00     Panel 4: Chair (James Annesley, Newcastle)

                  *    Appropriating Trauma: American Literary Responses to 9/11
                       [Alan Gibbs, UCC]

                  *     Infernal Pilgrims: Dantean echoes in The Road [Clare Hayes-Brady,

                  *    Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist as a Critique of American
                       Empire [Yu-cheng Lee, Taiwan]

13.00 – 14.30     Lunch (not included)

14.30 – 16.00     Panel 5: Chair (Clare Hayes-Brady, TCD)

                  *    Hollywood and Irish Identity: Globalized Misrepresentation in Man
                       of Aran [Benjamin Miller, UCD]

                     “I am, in my deep soul, happiest on the Moors”: the impact of
                      dealing with the world beyond the shores of the United States in the
                      life and work of Sylvia Plath. [Maeve O’Brien, UU]

                     ‘Beginning with Postmodernism’ [Adam Kelly, UCD]
16.00 – 16.30      Break

16.30 – 18.00      AGM/Close of Conference

20.30           Dinner (not included; please indicate your interest asap; a table at Molly’s
                Yard has been reserved)

Conference Fees: £20 stg (members)/£30 stg (non-members)/£10 stg. students & unwaged.
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