ECHO Seminar: Passion Play

•April 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment


For the final ECHO seminar of the semester you are cordially, from the heart, invited to a play of passion. Peter Kelly from Classics in his study of Ovid’s Metamorphoses may reduce us to tears, while Lindsay Ann Reid from English will emotively dissect the playing of passions in Shakespeare. All join me in heartily welcoming you to the customary impassioned discussion and fitting liquid refreshment.


Reduced to Tears: Liquefaction & the Permeable Body in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Medieval Emotion Scripts & Renaissance Playscripts: ‘Passioning’ like Ariadne in The Two Gentlemen of Verona

5pm Tuesday 8th April
NB timeMoore Institute
GO11 Room Hardiman Building
All welcome. Wine served.


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ECHO Seminar: Manly Pursuits

•March 27, 2014 • Leave a Comment

You are jovially invited to an ECHO symposium of chaps, rakes, bachelors, and coxcombs as we probe the mysterious world of male culture and masculinities with two incisive and invigorating speakers from the College of Arts. We meet at the slightly later time of 5pm on Tuesday 1st April, not without fitting tomfoolery and the usual vintnerish frolics alongside what promises to be brave and penetrating social and cultural criticism.



Desire, Disgust, and Indigestion in John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Coxcomb


The Fictionalization of Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir in Paul Smith’s Novel Stravaganza!

5pm Tuesday 1st April

NB later time – Moore Institute

GO11 Seminar Room Hardiman Building

All welcome. Wine comradely served

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ECHO Seminar: Whodunnit?

•March 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment

You are cordially invited to a special ECHO seminar featuring Dr Brett D. Hirsch, Moore Institute Visiting Fellow from the University of Western Australia. As well as digital expertise, Brett has a keen interest in the vagaries of print culture, and lends editorial rigour to the matter of authorial attribution in early modern drama, a particularly thorny question for a period when plays, players, and playwrights collaborated and scrambled for the attention of audience and readership. Chairing will be Dr Marie-Louise Coolahan and asking the questions will be all of us, suitably doused, dazed, and delighted with wine and scholarship. Do come along and pass on an invitation to all who might be interested.


Brett D. Hirsch

(University of Western Australia and Moore Institute Visiting Fellow)

‘Our Author he hath found’: Early Modern Drama and the Mysteries of Authorship Attribution

4pm 27th March 2014

Moore Institute

GO11 Hardiman Research Building

All welcome. Wine served.



ECHO Seminar: London Irish

•March 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment

You are cordially invited to another exciting ECHO episode this Tuesday at 4pm. This one concerns mentality and mental health, plays and playing dead, sectarianism and sectioning, involving two Irishmen in London separated by much when it comes to centuries and temperament, but connected by exile and self-exile: George Farquhar and Samuel Beckett. As ever connecting papers from our stimulating visiting and home speakers will be followed by wine and discussion. Do please further invitations to all who might be interested.



Why did George Farquhar’s work turn sectarian after The Constant Couple?


‘When Dying in London’: Beckett as exiled Paddy

4pm Tuesday 4th March

New Moore Institute Venue:

GO11 Hardiman Research Building

All welcome. Wine to follow.


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•February 10, 2014 • Leave a Comment

A new semester and a new venue for ECHO!

The venue is GO11, on the ground floor of the new Hardiman Building next to the library (THB, formerly AHSSRB). This Tuesday from 4pm ECHO presents two exciting speakers considering drama and history in a European context. Please come along and join the fun: as ever there will be wine and discussion.

Oscar Wilde, Merrion Square, Dublin

Oscar Wilde, Merrion Square, Dublin

                                              HIS        STORY

                                                                      SANDRA MAYER

The (not so) Secret Fall of Oscar

Wilde: Literary Celebrity and its

Afterlives in Contemporary

Biofiction and Popular Culture

                                                                                                                                                        IRINA RUPPO MALONE

Ibsen’s Boring Historian:

Historiography in Hedda Gabler

4pm Tuesday 11th February

New Moore Institute venue!

GO11 Seminar Room

Hardiman Building

All welcome. Wine served

Sandra Mayer, from the University of Vienna, is currently Visiting Fellow at the Moore Institute researching literary celebrity and reception. Irina Ruppo Malone runs the NUI Galway Academic Writing Centre and is author of Ibsen and the Irish Revival (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

ECHO brings together researchers of all disciplines to discuss research questions in a friendly environment.


ECHO Seminar: Love & Happiness

•November 25, 2013 • Leave a Comment

You are cordially invited to the final ECHO seminar of the semester, a Christmas circus cracker. We have two fine speakers, fine wine, and fine themes to gladden the heart and deepen the soul. The Reverend Al Green put it on record: ‘happiness is when you’re really feeling good about somebody’. No doubt he had something particular in mind. What he thought about circuses is not recorded. But just by attending, participating, and partaking, our understanding of all these noble, philosophical, fine things, the very pith and marrow of life, will surely be immeasurably deepened.

ECHO presents a seminar:



Beauty, Love and Emotion


Measuring Happiness: Eudemonia and Youth Circus

5pm Thursday 28th November

Moore Institute Seminar Room

All welcome. Wine served

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•November 14, 2013 • Leave a Comment

ECHO presents two thought provoking talks in one easy-to-open seminar:


Inspired By Place: Traditional Music Composition in East Galway


‘Listening to this rude and beautiful poetry’: John Millington Synge as song collector in the Aran Islands



4pm Thursday 14th November

Applied Optics Seminar Room

All welcome

Come and discover the fields and wilds of traditional music in Galway. These papers explore how new music gets written within a tradition, and what J.M.Synge did with the music of the Aran islands. Both papers explore what it is to collect, to perform, to translate and to rewrite traditions: and both papers feature music live and recorded. What better way to spend a Thursday?

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