Race, Violence, and Form in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Monday, January 9, 2023

All panels will take place at The Dream Inn Santa Cruz in the Beach View Room



Race, Violence, and Form in Nineteenth-Century Ireland conference schedule
9:00-9:30 AM Breakfast
9:30-9:45 AM Welcome
9:45-11:15 AM Panel 1: National Violence
Matthew Reznicek (Creighton University), “'She was Dead to Begin With': Reading Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Justice in the National Tale”
Katarzyna Bartoszyńska (Ithaca College), “Thomas Moore’s Riotous History”
Yoon Sun Lee (Wellesley College), “Logical Violations: Edgeworth and the Realist Novel”
11:30-1:00 PM Panel 2: Colonial Intersections
Mary Mullen (Villanova University), “Unexpected References: Ireland and Palestine”
Ian Duncan (UC Berkeley), “Imperial providence: The historical novel in Quebec and Bengal”
Simon Joyce (College of William and Mary), “‘No Parentage in Love’: Irish Pederasty and the Hope that Exceeds Colonial Omnipotence”
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00-3:30 PM Panel 3: Ireland, Race, and Whiteness
Amy C. Mulligan (University of Notre Dame), “Moving into Chicago’s ‘White City’ – Race, Medieval Iconography and White American Irishness at the 1893 World’s Fair”
Gordon Bigelow (Rhodes College), “Whiteness as Form in Phineas Finn
Patrick O’Malley (Georgetown University), “Wilde in America: Race and the (Non-) Referent of Ireland”
3:30-4:00 PM Coffee and Snack Break
4:00-5:30 PM Panel 4: Gothic Forms
Christina Morin (University of Limerick), “Irish Gothic and Global Reading Cultures in the Long Nineteenth Century”
Amy E. Martin (Mount Holyoke College), “Gothic Internationalisms: Ireland and Critiques of Capitalism”
Renée Fox (UC Santa Cruz), “The Abuses of Genre, or Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder, Undisciplined” 

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Many thanks to the UC Santa Cruz Literature Department, the Siegfried B. and Elisabeth Mignon Puknat Literary Studies Endowment, The Humanities Institute at UCSC, and the Dickens Project for sponsoring this event.