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September 2017

Out of Africa: Spanish Language & Identity in Post-Colonial Africa & Beyond

September 7, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
CACSSS Mary Ryan Seminar Room, University College Cork
Cork, Ireland
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This one-day symposium, supported by the MHRA, the Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures and the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies will bring together, for the first time in Ireland, a cross-disciplinary gathering whose focus will be the long-neglected area of Afro-Hispanic language and identity. Incorporating themes such as migration, displacement, postcolonialism and sociolinguistics, this symposium aims both to increase awareness of a research area which is worthy of much more extensive and deeper study,…

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October 2017

Violence, Conflict and Gender Reading Group

October 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ORB 1.24, O'Rahilly Building
Cork, Cork Ireland
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The first reading group session of the year for the Violence, Conflict and Gender Cluster has been scheduled for Tuesday the 24th of October at 1pm in ORB 1.24.   We will discuss an article by Theresa O'Keefe (Sociology, UCC), 'Policing unruly women. The State and sexual violence during the Northern Irish Troubles'.   Members of the CASiLaC research cluster in Violence, Conflict and Gender and other researchers interested in attending are welcome.

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European Thought and Global Inspiration Seminar with Dr Paul Giladi

October 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CACSSS Mary Ryan Seminar Room, University College Cork
Cork, Ireland
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INVITATION   Dr. Paul Giladi   Teaching and Research Fellow in Philosophy   University College Dublin    Embodied meaning and art as sense-making: a critique of Beiser’s interpretation of Hegel’s “End of Art Thesis”       The aim of this paper is to challenge Fred Beiser’s interpretation of Hegel’s meta-aesthetical position on the future of art. According to Beiser, Hegel’s comments about the ‘‘pastness’’ of art commit Hegel to viewing postromantic art as merely a form of individual self-expression.…

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November 2017

Black Kings without Land: A Quilombola community in North East Brazil

November 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ORB 1.24, O'Rahilly Building
Cork, Cork Ireland
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Sergio Luis Rolemberg Farias Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil; EHESS, Paris In the rural town of Pombal, in the North East Brazilian state of Paraiba, about 100 members of the extended Rufinos family form one of only two black communities in Brazil to have kept alive the tradition of the Espontões dance. The theatralization of this ritual usually occurs on the first Sunday of October, when they dance to praise the patroness of the blacks and co-patron saint of…

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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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