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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

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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Special Screening: Son of Man

April 25 @ 5:00 pm
WW9

Special Screening of Son of Man and presentation by Prof. Adele Reinharts”, with Amanullah De Sondy, Nuala Finnegan, Karl Kitching, Siobhan Dowling, Armida De La Garza, Caroline Williamson, Paul Colton. In collaboration with Study of Religion, School of Asian Studies, CACSSS, Institute of Social Sciences in the 21st Century, Women’s Studies, Film and Screen Media, LGBT Staff Network.

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May 2018

Seminar: Caterina Peroni

May 1 @ 5:00 pm

Caterina Peroni  University of Padua (Italy)    The international women's strike: a feminist critique to the (sexual) violence of work.   The presentation will focus on the genealogy of the political discourse and imaginaries used in social media for the two feminist strikes launched on the 8th of March 2017 and 2018 by "Non una di meno", the Italian feminist movement established in 2016 within the global mobilisation Ni Una Menos. The feminist strikes denounced the persisting discrimination and exploitation of women's…

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Seminar: Beyond Rhetoric: Women’s Participation in Post-Conflict Transformation in Africa

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ORB1.01

David Mwambari (Ghent Univeristy) will give a talk on “Beyond Rhetoric: Women’s Participation in Post-Conflict Transformation in Africa”. In collaboration with the Department of French.

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November 2018

All Things Considered – Conference, 9-10 November, UCC

November 9 - November 10
Brookfield Health Sciences Building UCC

All Things Considered… Material Culture and Memory  9 – 10 November 2018, UCC  CASiLaC: ‘Memory, Commemoration and the Uses of the Past’ research cluster  Departments of French and Italian, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, UCC  Keynote speakers:  Gunnthorunn Gudmundsdottir is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Iceland in the Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies  Nathan Mannion is senior curator at EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin   With performances from Sonia Boué and Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh    FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2018  9.30 – 10.00 Registration, coffee (G06 – ground floor, Brookfield Health…

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Work in Progress – David Fitzgerald (History)

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mary Ryan Seminar Room, O'Rahilly Building, UCC
Cork, Ireland

"Sexual violence, counterinsurgents and the legacies of Jean Larteguy's The Centurions" Jean Lartéguy’s 1960 novel, The Centurions, which follows a group of French paratroopers through the wars in Indochina and Algeria, is one that has achieved cult status, becoming required reading among American generals prosecuting their own counterinsurgency wars. While the novel is often described as an invaluable how-to guide for counterinsurgents, the use of sexual violence is at the core of the methods that Lartéguy’s protagonists embrace to defeat…

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