The Local and the Universal in Irish Drama, Fiction and Poetry October 14, 2020

An Irish Studies Online Conference


Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Conference Programme

09.45: Welcome of Conference Delegates:
Ms. Orsolya Szűcs and Dr. Michael McAteer (PPCU)

10.00-11.00: Keynote Address: Dr. Eglantina Remport (ELTE):
Universal Localities in Lady Augusta Gregory, Samuel Beckett, and Frank McGuinness

11.00-11.30: Break

11.30-12.30: Session 1: The local and the Universal in Irish Fiction
Chair: Michael McAteer

Dr. Márta Pellérdi (PPCU):
The "woman question" in George Moore's A Drama in Muslin

Kitti Szaniszló (PPCU):
Two Opposing Female Roles, Two Opposing Countries: Samuel Beckett's Irish politics in his short story, 'Love and Lethe'

Orsolya Szűcs (PPCU):
"How extravagantly attached we are to the things we own, as if they were the insides of our own bodies": Writing the Human in Contemporary Irish Women Writing

12.30-14.00: Lunch Break

14.00-15.00: Session 2: The Local and the Universal in Irish Poetry
Chair: Orsolya Szűcs

Gellért Hujbert (PPCU):
Universal Occultism in the 'Celtic Twilight' poetry of W. B. Yeats

József Pap (ELTE):
Assonances of Rapprochement: Classical Presences and the Irish context

Fanni Fekete-Nagy (ELTE):
"Like a double-mouthed fountain": Cultural Interactions in the Poems of Medbh McGuckian, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

15.00-15.30: Break

15.30-16.30: Session 3: The local and the Universal in Irish Drama
Chair: Dr. Eglantina Remport

Tímea Rába (PPCU)
Dying for Mother Ireland – A Noble Deed or a Glorified, Nationalist Ideology?

Klára Ladányi (Independent Scholar):
The Local and the Universal in Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City

Dr. Michael McAteer (PPCU):
Stale Stereotypes and Trivializing Terror in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore