Gender, Sexuality and Culture

13 May 2014
A symposium, followed by a reception, in honour of Professor Patricia Coughlan, 
to mark the occasion of her retirement from University College Cork 
Friday May 16 th 2014  
This event will be streamed live online and subsequently archived at:



All Welcome


10.30am Coffee, CACSSS Meeting Room, Ground Floor, ORBBuilding


11am Welcome, CACSSS Seminar Room : Prof Claire Connolly, School of English, UCC 



11.00 am-12.30pm Session I – Gender and Place in Irish Culture


Chair: Dr Lee Jenkins , School of English , UCC 


  • Prof Máire Herbert, Early and Medeival Irish, School of Irish Learning, UCC: ‘An Irish Manuscript Linked with Kilcrea’
  • Dr Ruth Connolly, School of English Literataure, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University: 'Mapping Space and Bodies in the Poetry of Hester Pulter' 
  • Dr Pat Palmer, Department of English, Kings College London:Flirting with Sappho: Warrior Women and the Elizabethan Conquest of Ireland’ 


12.30-1.15pm Lunch (Staff Restaurant) 



1.30pm-3.00pm Session II – Irish Writing from New Woman Fiction to Modernism: Forms of Experience



Chair: Dr Clíona Ó Gallchoir, School of English, UCC 


  • Prof  Anne Fogarty, School of English, Drama and Film, UCD:  ' The odour of ashpits and old weeds and offal ' : The Transmission of Affects in Joyce's Dubliners’ 
  • Dr Ellen McWilliams, Department of English, University of Exeter: ‘Celebrity, Harper’s Bazaar, and the Writing of Maeve Brennan’
  • Dr Tina O’Toole,  School of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication, UL:  'Migrant Intimacies: George Egerton’s Decadent Marriage Plot'


3.00 pm-5.00 pm Session III – Conceptualising Irish Culture


Chair: Dr Piaras MacÉinrí, Department of Geography, UCC 


  • Prof Angela Bourke, School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics, UCD: 'Four Women in West Kerry, 1892' 
  • Prof Lucy McDiarmid, Department of English, Montclair State University: 'Elsie Mahaffy's Counter-revolutionary Hospitality' 
  • Dr Moynagh Sullivan, Department of English, NUIM: ‘Psychoanalysis and Aesthetics’
  • Dr Linda Connolly,  Department of Sociology and ISS21, UCC: ‘Feminism, Irish Studies and Social Change’



5pm: Reception, Staff Common Room



If you have any queries, contact one of the organisers:



English Department

Roinn an Bhéarla

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