Conference Programme

Monday, 19 August 2013

9.00 – 9.30am – Registration and coffee

9.30-11.00am – Panel 1: Legal Musculature.

Chair: Aidan Beatty (Chicago)

  • Kevin McKenna (Independent Scholar)  “Primogeniture, strict settlement and the rituals of masculinity on an Irish landed estate, 1855-1890”
  • James Ward (Ulster)“Caught in a contract: Congreve, Farquhar and Contractarian Masculinities”
  • Dara Purvis (Penn State)“Masculinity, Marriage, and Fatherhood in the Twentieth Century”

11.15-12.45 – Panel 2: Irishmen Abroad and the Irish as “Other”.

Chair: Lillis Ó Laoire (NUIG)

  • Norma Clarke (Kingston) “Oliver Goldsmith and his ‘brothers of the quill’ in London, 1757-1763”
  • Peter Buckingham (Linfield College) “Thomas A. Hickey: Irish Masculinity on Two Continents”
  • Ciaran McDonough (NUI Galway) “Antiquarianism as a ‘Gentleman’s Hobby’”

12.45-2pm – Lunch

2.00-3.30pm – Panel 3: Protestants on Parade

Chair: Jane McGaughey (Concordia)

  • Jim MacPherson (Highlands and the Islands)“Irish Protestant Masculinities and Orangewomen in Scotland and Canada, 1890 – 1930”
  • James Golden (Cambridge)“Irish Anglican Political Masculinities: Disestablishment and Protestant Democracy, 1860-70”
  • Pamela McKane (York, Ontario)“‘No idle sightseers’: The Ulster Women’s Unionist Council and the masculine world of politics during the Ulster Crisis”

3.30-3.45 – Coffee

3.45-5.45pm – Round Table

Chair: Sean Brady (Birkbeck, London)

Fidelma Ashe (Ulster) “Men-Nation-State: Gendering politics and the study of politics in Northern Ireland”

Jane McGaughey (Concordia) “Ireland, masculinities and Irish historiography”

Sonya Rose (Michigan) “Ireland, masculinities and gender in history” – this speaker is sponsored by NUI Galway’s Millennium Fund.

5.30-7pm – Wine reception sponsored by NUIG Centre for Irish Studies

7.30 CONFERENCE DINNER – Harbour Hotel


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

9.45- 10.15am – Coffee

10.15 – 11.45am – Panel 1: Patriotism and the Pastoral

Chair: Rebecca Barr (NUIG)

  • Lee Morrissey (Clemson)“Masculinity, modernity, and, yes, shepherds: Spenser and Milton”
  • Cliona O’Gallchoir (University College Cork)“Patriotism, Masculinity and Irish Economic Discourse in the eighteenth century”
  • Aidan Beatty (Chicago)“Fianna Fáil, Masculinity, and the Irish Agrarian Man”

12.00-1.30pm – Panel 2: Performing Irishness

Chair: Adrian Paterson (NUIG)

  • Charlotte McIvor (NUI Galway)“Staging Intercultural Masculinities: Yeats, Tagore, Pearse and Modern(ist) Theatre Aesthetics at the Abbey Theatre”
  • Ed Madden (South Carolina)“Bachelor Trouble, Troubled Bachelors”
  • Declan William Kavanagh (Kent)“Bog Men: Performing Irishness in Seven Years’ War Political Literature”

1.30-2.30pm – Lunch

2.30-4.00pm – Panel 3: Masculinities and Material Constraints: Incarceration, Childhood and Clothing

Chair: John Cunningham (NUIG)

  • Conseulo Concepcion (Glasgow) “Clothing, Gender and Colonial Policy in Early Modern Ireland”
  • Mary Hatfield (Trinity College, Dublin)“Games for boys: childhood, masculinity and play in Ireland”
  • Rosa Gilbert (Birkbeck, London)“Special Category Imprisonment and Masculinity in Northern Ireland in the 1970s”

4.00pm – Closing remarks


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