Research Activities 2012-2013


We are currently awaiting confirmation of the dates of further seminars, so please check back on this page for updates. Details of conferences will be posted to the Conference Page.

XII Settimana Della Lingua Italiana Nel Mondo

In collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Dublin

18 October 2012, 5.15 pm - 6.15 pm, Boole 6, UCC

Paolo Minuto

Università per Stranieri “Dante Alighieri”, Reggio Calabria

Cinema italiano: territori e percorsi

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Simonetta Agnello Hornby

In collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Dublin

6 November 2012, 5.15 pm - 6.15 pm, O'Rahilly Building 1.23, UCC

From English Lawyer to Sicilian Writer: a Personal Experience

Followed by reception (Social Area, First Floor, Block A)

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PhD Research Forum

9 November 2012, 3.15 pm - 4.15 pm, O'Rahilly Building 2.44, UCC 

Annette Feeney:

Intertextuality and the Unstable Subject in Fleur Jaeggy's I beati anni del castigo

Claire Buckley:

Foreign Bodies- Representations of Estrangement in Younis Tawfik's La straniera

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Margherita Ganeri 

13 November 2012, 5.15 pm -6.15 pm, O'Rahilly Building 2.03, UCC

Università degli Studi della Calabria

Che cos'è la critica letteraria oggi? 

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Dante Public Lecture Series 2013

From 29 January 2013

Eamonn Ó Carragáin, Alan Titley, Graham Allen, Bernard O'Donoghue, Claire Honess

The Department of Italian and the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures UCC are pleased to announce a third series of five public lectures on the great Italian poet Dante Alighieri.

All lectures will be in English

Tues January 29 - Professor Alan Titley (UCC) - 'Irishing the Holy Joke: Dante in the Irish Language'

Tues February 5 – Professor Graham Allen (UCC) - ' Romantic Dantes’ (Rescheduled to 5 March). Dr Daragh O'Connell (UCC) - 'Stuck in the Middle with You: Flattery and Filth in Inferno XVIII'

Tues February 12 – Bernard O’Donoghue (University of Oxford) - 'Dante and the Irish Poets'

Tues February 19 - Professor Claire Honess (University of Leeds/ Leeds Centre for Dante Studies)- '"Un'anima sola soletta": the Strangeness of Solitude in Dante's Commedia'

Tues February 26 – Professor Éamonn Ó Carragáin (UCC) - 'Dante and Rome: Ideals and Realities'

Tues March 5 - Professor Graham Allen (UCC) - ' Romantic Dantes’?

Venue: All lectures will take place at 7.30 pm in BOOLE LECTURE THEATRE 1 (except for Tuesday February 5 which will take place in Kane G.19).

Time: 7.30pm

All Welcome

Dante Public Lecture Series 2013


Keynote: Bruno Pischedda, Università degli Studi di Milano

9 February 2013

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Dante Undergraduate Study Day

16 February 2013

In collaboration with the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies


Rua da Saudade: Antonio Tabucchi between Italy and Portugal

22 March 2013

A one-day conference 

Identity and Conflict in Tuscany 

13 May 2013

A one-day conference

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For further information, please contact Mark Chu (email

Department of Italian


First Floor Block A West, O' Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Ireland