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Sibéal Symposium

Posted on May 8, 2013 by Administrator

Wednesday 15 May
Sibéal Symposium: The Gender Question. A MIC and UL Sibeal Postgraduate Symposium

As a platform for postgraduate students to present their work, this symposium aims to foster links and networks between students in Mary Immaculate College and the University of Limerick who are working in the area of gender/feminist studies. There will be tea, coffee and even a little wine afterwards!
All welcome!
Sibéal is Ireland’s only network for postgraduate students working in the field of gender studies across disciplines. The committee was formed in 2006 by Susan Cahill and Claire Bracken, postgraduate students at that time who were responding to the great need for such an organisation. Seven years later, Sibéal continues to create networking opportunities for postgraduate students, and our current committee is enthusiastic to continue our dedication to fellow students, encouraging members to share their work and avail of the variety of opportunities in this field.
Schedule of events:
5pm – 5.10pm Opening remarks
Deirdre Flynn, Co-organiser, MIC Sibeal Branch representative

5.10pm Panel 1

Gender and Culture:
Chair: Aoife Neary – Sibeal President, IRCHSS Scholar, Dept. of Sociology, UL

  1. Kristy Butler (MIC) Gender in Crisis: Narratives of Masculinity, Femininity and Culture
  2. RAS Mikey Courtney (UL) Flamenco: Gender Identity and Andalusian Culture
  3. Charles Condell (UL) The Gender Dissemination
  4. Paula McGeever (UL) Gender in Genre: changing roles in mainstream romantic comedies

6pm Break for refreshments

Kindly sponsored by the MIC Postgraduate Office

6.15pm Panel 2
Representations of Gender in Literature:
Chair: Dr Kathryn Laing, Dept. of English Language and Literature, MIC

  1. Rachel Anna Hynes (UL) ‘Sex and the City’ ‘Whorish’ representations of ‘female Paris’ in the modernist novel.
  2. Michelle Kennedy (MIC) Noli Me Tangere: An Exploration of Irish Interactions With the Female Body
  3. Conor Farnan (MIC) ‘I felt like I’d fought a war’: exploring masculinities in Kevin Barry’s There Are Little Kingdoms and Dark Lies the Island.
  4. Donna Mitchell (MIC) Constructions of the ‘Other’ Half in Irish Gothic Literature: A Critique of Female Representation and Sexuality in Woman’s Role as Wife and Lover

7.10pm Closing remarks

Ann Marie Joyce, Co-organiser, UL Sibael Branch Representative
Wine reception
Kindly sponsored by Sibeal

Venue: Room GO8
Foundation Building
Mary Immaculate College