Thursday, May 14, 2009

Campus Accommodation

Conference delegates can book rooms on campus at Trinity College Dublin for their stay during the conference. Please visit the accommodation website for more information and to make an online reservation.

Please ignore the Promotion Code section when booking.

All rooms are serviced with bed linen and towels and are cleaned daily. Complimentary tea and coffee supplies are provided and rates include continental breakfast.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Conference Schedule

Venue for both days: SYNGE THEATRE, HAMILTON BUILDING, Trinity College Dublin


2pm Plenary Lecture: Professor Andrew Hiscock, University of Wales, Bangor
"Unruly Genre: Comedy, Critical Appetite and Cultural Difference"
(introduced by Dr. Sarah Alyn-Stacey, TCD)

3pm Panel 1: History of Ideas

Rory Loughnane, Trinity College Dublin, "Exploring Continuities: The Memory-Training Tradition and Early Modern Drama"

Amanda McKeever, University of Sussex, "From Purgatory to Abraham's Bosom: Negotiating the Afterlife during the Reformation"

Jesse Dorrington, University College Cork, "From 'the abominable profession of sacrilege' to a 'love of mischief': Representations of Witchcraft in the Malleus Maleficarum and The Witch"

4.15pm Coffee Break

4.30pm Panel 2: Drama and Sources (chair: Dr. Amanda Piesse, TCD)

Alex May, University of York, "Compiling a Queen: the Elinor Sequence and Edward I"

Paul Quinn, University of Sussex, "Hero, Victim, Martyr, Rapist: The Transformation of King John in 16th- and 17th-Century Texts"

Hsin-yi Hsieh, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, "The Portrayal of God’s People: From the Late Medieval Everyman to Early Elizabethan Morality Plays"

6pm Wine Reception (GSU common room, House 7)


11am Coffee

11.30am Panel 3: Spenser and Milton
(chair: Dr. Mark Sweetnam, TCD)

Abigail Shinn, University of Sussex, "Spenser’s Beast Fable: Mother Hubberd’s Tale and The Book of Raynarde the Foxe"

Cian O'Mahoney, University College Cork, "Reinterpreting their past: Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene in Civil War period literature"

Colin Lahive, University College Cork, "'To dissect / With long and tedious havoc fabl’d Knights / In Battles feign’d': The Refashioning of the Romance Hero in Paradise Lost"

1pm Lunch (own arrangements)

2.30pm Panel 4: Shakespeare (chair: Dr. Andrew Power, TCD)

Laurie McKee, Northumbria University, "Rethinking Service in the Tale of Gamelyn and Beyond"

Karoline Baumann, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, "Negotiations of the medieval in A Midsummer Night’s Dream"

3.30pm Coffee Break

4pm Panel 5: Medievalisms (chair: Dr. Helen Conrad-O'Briain, TCD)

Tom Muir, University of Sussex, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Leland"

Harriet Phillips, University of Cambridge, "'An older time there was so yore': the merry world and the broadside ballad"

5pm Plenary Lecture: Dr John McCafferty, University College Dublin
(introduced by Prof. Danielle Clarke, UCD)

7pm Conference Dinner (Ciao Bella Roma, Parliament Street, Dublin 2)