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November 2017

Violence, Conflict and Gender Workshop

November 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ORB 1.24, O'Rahilly Building
Cork, Cork Ireland
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Hypergendered Victims and Genderless Perpetrators: Journalistic Representations of Feminicide in Italy Nicoletta Mandolini, Department of Italian 3-4pm The concept of feminicide (‘femminicidio’) has been recently introduced to the Italian socio-political context and since 2012 a prolific theoretical debate on the topic has begun, both in traditional media and on the Internet. Following the theoretical and methodological framework of FCDA developed by Siegfried Jäger and Florentine Maier, the Italian debate on feminicide can be classified as a ‘discursive event’, a category referring…

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About Time (and Space): Vico and the Italian/Italic Identity

November 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ORB 1.24, O'Rahilly Building
Cork, Cork Ireland
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  About Time (and Space):  Vico and the Italian/Italic Identity Dr Martina Piperno, Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Italian, University College Cork   PROJECT OUTLINE: ‘Italicity’ is a term recently coined to describe delocalized Italian identity (i.e. Italian communities abroad, writers of a different background who write in Italian) as opposed to nation-bound Italian-ness. However, Italian identity has for a long time confronted itself with the phantom of ‘Italics’, that is to say, those peoples who lived in…

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December 2017

Trauma and Movement: A viewing into the creative process of Soldier Still

December 1, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
The River Room – Glucksman, Glucksman Gallery
Cork, Ireland
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Cork City Dance Artists in Residence in collaboration with UCC presents: Trauma and Movement: A viewing into the creative process of Soldier Still. Megan Kennedy, Jessica Kennedy & Tom Clonan. Friday 1st December at 12pm The River Room (Lewis Glucksman Gallery), UCC. FREE event. ALL WELCOME. Megan and Jessica Kennedy (Junk Ensemble) present an Open Rehearsal and Talk about their recent work Soldier Still (Project Arts Centre, Dublin Fringe Festival 2017). Open Rehearsal and Talk with Q&A Directors and choreographers…

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Film screening of Grbavica (Jasmila Žbanić 2006)

December 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Wing 5, Main Quad, UCC
Cork,
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SYNOPSIS Ten years after the ethnic conflict that left the city of Sarajevo in ruins, the widowed Esma and her adolescent daughter, Sara, struggle to survive in the post-conflict Bosnian reality. The tension between the present and the recent past emerges in the volatile relationship between mother and daughter, which comes to a boil over the issue of Sara’s paternity. Sara is desperate to know more about her father, whom Esma has assured her was a war hero. Eventually, Esma…

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Open Discussion: use and misuse of online comments on the topic of gender, racism and gender-based violence

December 12, 2017 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 pm
ORB 1.45, O'Rahilly Building, UCC
Cork,
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Open discussion on the use and misuse of online comments on the topic of gender, racism and gender-based violence. The discussion will focus on online comments to the article "The portrayal of gender abuse is often misused in order to justify discriminatory and even racist speech", published by Nicoletta Mandolini and Caroline Williamson inTheJournal.ie http://www.thejournal.ie/author/nicoletta-mandolini-and-dr-caroline-williamson/5404/ Reference will be also made to Diane Abbott's statement against abusive comments personally received before election http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/diane-abbott-racism-speech-commons-abuse-labour-mp-a7838206.html Contact: CAROLINE WILLIAMSON, caroline.williamson@ucc.ie; NICOLETTA MANDOLINI, nicoletta.mandolini@ucc.ie

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January 2018

Dante Public Lecture Series 2018

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boole Lecture Theatre 1, University College Cork
Cork, T12 YN60 Ireland
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The Department of Italian and CASiLaC are pleased to announce the annual series of five public lectures on the great Italian poet Dante Alighieri. Tuesday January 23 - Dr Daragh O'Connel (University College Cork) - "Dante's Envy: Poetry and PUnishment in the Court of Vice" Tuesday January 30 - Dr Claudia Rossignoli (University of St Andrews) - "Hopes Betrayed: Justice and Suicide in Dante's Comedy" Tuesday February 6 - Professor Philip Terry (University of Essex) - "Dante in Essex: A…

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Mutable Luther

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mary Ryan Seminar Room, O'Rahilly Building, UCC
Cork, Ireland
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Mutable Luther - Dr Mary Noll Venables Protestants the world over have just finished celebrating the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of Protestantism, a commemoration that was quite different from previous celebrations. This lecture offers snapshots of Reformation commemorations and the adaptation of Martin Luther from the seventeenth to twenty-first centuries. It illustrates that Luther has served as a doctrinal authority, an innovative educator, a national hero, the model German, and a pawn in the Cold War. Luther's many guises…

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February 2018

Global Borders, Local Narratives

February 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Global Borders, Local Narratives 12-5 on Friday 23rd February, 2018 at the River Room,  Glucksman Gallery, UCC 12.00 Welcome and refreshments 12.30pm It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti (2017) Documentary screening and discussion with filmmaker Siobhán Wills  2pm Roundtable discussion on global borders and local narratives 3.30pm Coffee break Talk and guided Outposts exhibition visit by Cork photographer Dara McGrath  The event will be followed by a reception in the social area, First Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building All welcome.…

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March 2018

Picking Up the Threads: Remaking the Fabric of Care (Remembering Maternal Deaths)”

March 27 @ 5:30 pm
Aula Maxima,

Elephant Collective’s Exhibition “Picking Up the Threads: Remaking the Fabric of Care (Remembering Maternal Deaths)” (27th March – Aula Maxima 5.45PM) and Workshops on Obstetric Violence (28th March – Boole 1). Organised in collaboration with Women’s Studies. For more details see https://www.facebook.com/events/1190717747698341/

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April 2018

Seminar: Violence, Determinism and the Beset White Male in Twenty-First Century American

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ORB 1.24, O'Rahilly Building
Cork, Cork Ireland
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Dr Alan Gibbs (Department of English) will give a paper on “Violence, Determinism and the Beset White Male in Twenty-First Century American Television: The Shield, Dexter and Breaking Bad“.

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