Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

School of English Research Seminar

Maureen O Connor, Tim Robinson's Dark Materials

Tim Robinson has spent years chronicling, visually and verbally, what he calls the “ABC of earth wonders,” Aran, the Burren, and Connemara, all located in the Galway Bay region of Ireland. His work has increasingly been the subject of scholarship from various disciplines and of special interest to ecocritics. This talk will provide a brief background on ecocriticism and its development over the last several decades, arguing that Robinson’s praxis anticipated some of the most recent work in the field, which disrespects numerous borders: between science and the arts, between nature and culture, between human and nonhuman animals, and even between the animate and the inanimate. Maureen O’Connor is a lecturer in the School of English. Her book, The Female and the Species: The Animal in Irish Women’s Writing, examines a tradition of Irish women writers, up to the present, using the figure of the animal as a gesture of resistance to patriarchal regulation of female energies.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 3-4pm
Location: Room 2.12 O'Rahilly Building
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Cliona O Gallchoir
021 4902664

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