Friday 19th September is Culture Night on Campus

9 Sep 2014

Join the School of English in the Council Room for 'Ten-Minute Tales'

As part of this year’s Culture Night on Friday 19th September, UCC’s School of English invites you to discover some of the world’s most celebrated writers and texts in a literature extravaganza. Join us from 6-8pm in the beautiful Council Room on the Quad for “Ten-Minute Tales”. The “Tales” will introduce literary works from the age of the Vikings to 20th century Ireland, delve into the lives of poets and playwrights, and discuss authors as diverse as James Joyce, Jonathan Swift, and Edna O’Brien. While “Ten-Minute Tales” focuses largely on famous literary works, they will also introduce audiences to lesser-known authors, such as the Anglo-Irish poet Edmund Spenser who wrote in Cork in the 16th century and the 20th century Jewish-American writer Anzia Yezierska. Showcasing a diverse range of authors and texts in engaging "bite-sized" presentations, “Ten-Minute Tales” has something for everyone and it promises to be an event not to be missed. 




Time           Speaker                Ten-Minute Tale


6.00pm            Edel Semple                Welcome


6.05-6.15        Barry Monahan           The magical secrets of cinema: how film hides what


it’s showing (The Usual Suspects)


6.15-6.25         Laura Pomeroy            Mary Devenport O’Neill: Poet and Playwright


6.25-6.35         Tom Birkett                 The Vikings: Early Rebels in Cork




6.40-6.50         Katie Ahern                Anzia Yezierska: Herrings, Heroes, and Hester Street


on the Lower East Side


6.50-7pm         Cian O’Mahony          Edmund Spenser: A New Englishman in Ireland


7-7.10              Eoin O’Callaghan       William Faulkner: Living Literature




7.15-7.25         Michael Waldron        Elizabeth Bowen: Verbal Painter from County Cork


7.25-7.35         Cliona O’Gallchoir      Jonathan Swift’s Savage Satire




7.40-7.50         Maureen O’Connor     Edna O’Brien, No Longer a ‘Smear on Irish




7.50-8pm         Flicka Small                Digesting James Joyce


English Department

Roinn an Bhéarla

O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork. Ireland