Borderlines XV

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Borderlines XV – Living on the Edge: Inspiration, Imagination, Vision
University College Cork
15th-17th April 2011


Friday 15th April

9:30 – 10:30: Registration (Venue: West Wing 7)

10:30-11:30: Session 1 (Venue: West Wing 6)
(Chair: Dr Ken Rooney, University College Cork)

David Gibney (Trinity College Dublin)
‘Identity and Form in Thomas Hoccleve’s Series’

Dr Erin Sebo (Trinity College Dublin)
‘The ‘Meta-Contest’ in Two Medieval Gawain Narratives’

Lisa Kranzer (University of Birmingham)
‘The Reformer’s Vision of the Ploughman’

11:30 – 12:00: Morning Break (Venue: West Wing 7)

12:00 – 1:00: Session 2 (Venue: West Wing 6)
(Chair: Dr Siobhán Collins, University College Cork)

Dr Catherine Smith (University College Cork)’”A world as fissile and fragmented as our own”: Sixth-Century Gaul / Twentieth-Century Ireland in Julia O’Faolain’s Women in the Wall

Jessica Fahy (University College Dublin)’The Beauty of Christ: Representations of Christ and the Female Viewer in Italian Renaissance Art’

Avril Buchanan (University College Cork)’”Innocence can sometimes be as dangerous as knowledge”: the Sexual Licence of Renaissance Nuns’

1:00 – 2:30: Lunch (Venue: West Wing 7)

2:30 – 3:30: Session 3 (Venue: West Wing 6)
(Chair: Dr Mark Faulkner, University College Cork)

Alan Foley (University College Cork)’”Lat us stynte of ernestful matere”: Humour on the ‘Edge’ in Medieval Literature and Culture’

Pat O‟Brien (University College Dublin)
‘”As men tellith of Wlonchargan”: the ‘Kildare Poems’ Manuscript Harley 913 and its Irish Franciscan Context Re-examined’

3:30 – 4:00: Afternoon Break (Venue: West Wing 7)

4:00 – 5:00: Keynote Lecture (Venue: West Wing 6)

(Chair: Professor Pat Coughlan, University College Cork)

‘Othello and Counterplays’

Dr. Goran Stanivukovic (Saint Mary’s University / University College Cork)

5:00 – 6:00: Wine Reception

7:00: Informal Dining


Saturday April 16th

10:15: Assemble at West Wing 6

10:30 – 12:30: Excursion 

Historical Walking Tour of Cork

Conducted by Dr. Damian Bracken (University College Cork) and Dr. Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D’Aughton (University College Cork)

12:30 – 2:00: Lunch

2:00 – 3:00: Session 4 (Venue: West Wing 6)
(Chair: Coirle Mooney, University College Cork)

Paul Murphy (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Chronicling Gestures in Late Medieval English Texts’

Eamon Byers (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘”I must forget Chaucer in order to make the film”: Pier Paolo Pasolini’s I Racconti di Canterbury and Folkmusic’

3:00 – 3:30: Afternoon Break (Venue: West Wing 7)

3:30 – 4:30: Session 5 (Venue: West Wing 6)
(Chair: Dr Richard Hawtree, University College Cork)

Sarah McCann (National University of Ireland Galway)
‘The Other Adomnán: Examining the Who, the Why, and the When’

Dáithí Ó Mathghamhna (University College Cork)
‘A Terrible Plague: Imagining Judgement in theEcclesiastical History’

Shane Lordan (University College Cork)
‘Easter 2.0: Reconciling the Synod of Whitby to Bede’s Vision of History’

4:30 – 5:00: Tea & Coffee (Venue: West Wing 7)

5:00 – 6:00: Keynote Lecture (Venue: West Wing 6)

(Chair: Dr. Órla Murphy, University College Cork)

‘Location, National Origins, and Political Authority: Gerald of Wales’s Topography of Ireland and the Map of Europe in MS 700, NLI, Dublin’

Dr Diarmuid Scully (University College Cork)

7:00: Conference Dinner

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