Research Seminars

ILLCA Papers Programme, Semester 1  2014-15

Papers take place at 4.00pm on Wednesdays in Hugh Owen, D54, except for the third paper, which is at 4.00pm on Thurs 20/11/14

DateSpeaker, Academic Affiliation - Host Department
1st October

Claire MacDonald, University of the Arts London -  TFTS

Chair: Adrian Kear

Title:  tba                        

Claire MacDonald is Director of the International Centre for Fine Art Research at the University of the Arts London. She is an interdisciplinary writer and editor whose interests lie at the intersection of visual art, writing and performance. She is a founding editor of the Routledge journal Performance Research, and a Contributing Editor to PAJ, a journal of performance and art, in New York.

29th October

M Wynn Thomas, Swansea University - Welsh

Chair: Robin Chapman

Title:  T. Gwynn Jones’ (1902) seminal poem ‘Ymadawiad Arthur’ (The Passing of Arthur) and traditional English readings of the Arthurian legends.

Wynn Thomas is Emyr Humphreys Chair of Welsh Writing in English at Swansea, and former Director and founder of CREW (the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales). He specialises in American poetry and the two literatures of modern Wales. He Chairs the Welsh Books Council, has held visiting professorships at Harvard and Tubingen, and is the author of twenty books.

20th November

Marilynn Richtarik, Georgia State University - Eng/CW   [THURS]

Chair: Neal Alexander

Title:  ‘Stewart Parker: Bard of Belfast’ ( on the love-hate relationship of playwright  Stewart Parker (1941-1988) with his birthplace, and how the city informs his drama

Marilynn Richtarik (Professor of 20th-Century British and Irish Literature)was educated at Harvard and Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar) and has research interests in Northern Irish theatre and drama. Her first book was on the Field Day Theatre Company, and her critical biography of Stewart Parker (also published by OUP, autumn, 2012) won the Robert Rhodes Prize for books on literature from the American Conference for Irish Studies.

26th November

David Russell Hume, Aberystwyth University - Music

Chair: Sarah Prescott

Title:  tba

David Russell Hulme is the University’s Director of Music and conductor of  Philomusica (its symphony orchestra) and the Choral Union (its large mixed-voice choir). His conducting also takes him frequently to major venues worldwide. His many publications include Symphony No.2 by William Walton, and Missa in Tempora Belli by Joseph Haydn, both edited with full score, introduction and critical commentary, from OUP (2006 and 2003)