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December 2017

Film screening of Grbavica (Jasmila Žbanić 2006)

December 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Wing 5, Main Quad, UCC
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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
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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

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

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

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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