We are very pleased to announce the schedule for the Feminism: Activism: Modernisms Conference that will take place at UCC on the 14th and 15th September. Registration for the conference is now open, in order to register please email modernismsucc[at]gmail[dot]com. There is an administration fee of €20 for the two days. The conference is free to UCC postgraduate students.
Feminism: Activism: Modernisms
14th -15th September, 2012: University College Cork
Registration will take place in Social Area A on the second floor of the O’Rahilly Building. Papers will be in O’Rahilly Building Room 2.02.
Conference opening address – 9:20
Panel 1 – 9:30-11:00: Outsiders?
Panel Chair: Dr Daragh O’Connell, Italian, UCC
- Douglas Brent McBride, Cornell University: Maternalism as Revolutionary Discourse in German Expressionism
- Jenny Hyest, Lehigh University: Anne Spencer’s Feminist Modernist Poetics
- Bethany Dailey Tisdale, University of South Carolina: Hybrid Texts and Hybrid Communities in Anzia Yezierska’s Sentimental Modernism Hungry Hearts and Bread Givers
Panel 2 – 11:15-12:45: Feminist Visual Art and Film
Panel Chair: Dr Ed Krčma, History of Art, UCC
- Nicole Bebout, AC Institute, New York: Paula Rego and the School of Life
- Rosa Nogués, Kingston University: The Feminism of Shirley Clarke
- Rachel Warriner, University College Cork: The Manifestary Impulse: Nancy Spero’s Feminist Artworks as Manifestos.
Panel 3 – 13:30-15:00: Political Relationships to Feminist Practices
Panel Chair: Professor Graham Allen
- Clara Jones, Queen Mary, University of London: Virginia Stephen: Adult Suffragist
- Jane Dowson, De Montfort University: ‘The power of the periodical: The Freewoman, Time and Tide, The Bermondsey Book’
- Matthew Taunton, University of East Anglia: Feminism, Modernism and the Russian Revolution: Dorothy Richardson and Rebecca West
Panel 4 – 15:15-16:45: British Modernisms
Panel Chair: Dr Kerstin Fest, German, UCC
- Laura McGrath, Michigan State University: Woolf’s Introspective Activism
- Kathryn Laing, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick: “Reading Henry James in War Time”: Rebecca West on Women, War and Art, 1914–1918
- Anna Farkas, University of Regensburg: “There are all kinds of women except adoring ones”: J. M. Barrie’s feminist drama
17:00-18:00: Keynote: Professor Janet Lyon, Penn State: ‘Squaring the Circle: Feminism, Modernism, Activism’
19:30: Dinner – Amicus Restaurant Cork City
Registration will take place in Social Area A on the first floor of the O’Rahilly Building. Papers will be in O’Rahilly Building Room 1.32.
10:00 – 11:00: Keynote: Dr Mary Noonan, University College Cork: ‘Song of the Forbidden Body: Voice as the Venue of Intersubjectivity in the Early Writings of Hélène Cixous’.
Panel 5 – 11:15 – 12:15: Feminisms and the Historical Avant Gardes
Panel Chair: Dr Paul Hegarty, French, UCC
- Rebecca Ferreboeuf, University of Leeds: Elsa Triolet’s inter-war modernism: a feminist dead-end?
- Cathrin Cronjäger, Humboldt University: On the Potential of a Methodological (Re-)Consideration: Que(e)rying Selected Poems by Else Lasker-Schüler
Panel 6 – 13:00-15:00: Mina Loy’s Ambivalent Feminism
Panel Chair: James Cummins, English, UCC
- Sarah Hayden, Freie Universität, Berlin: Not ‘of’ but ‘on’: Loy’s Aphorisms as a manifesto against Futurism
- Prue Chamberlain, Royal Holloway, University of London: ‘Trying it on’: Mina Loy and the conflict of politics and poetics in her ‘Feminist Manifesto’.
- Anna Green, Michigan State University: Electromagnetism as the Language of Aesthetic Assertion: The Feminism of Energy Dynamics in Mina Loy’s Insel
- Edric Mesmer, University at Buffalo: Mina Loy, Djuna Barnes, and the Pleasuring Spectacle
Panel 7 – 15:15 -16:15: European Feminisms
Panel Chair: Dr Sabine Kriebel, History of Art, UCC
- Baiba Vanaga, Latvian National Museum of Art / Art Academy of Latvia: Modernism pioneers Aleksandra Belcova and Marta Liepina-Skulme and the role of female artists in the development of Latvian Classical Modernism
- Patricia Moran, University of Limerick: “Bound and Gagged with Thread”: Shame, Female Development, and the Künstlerroman Tradition in Cora Sandel’s The Alberta Trilogy
Conference kindly supported by: The CACSSS Strategic Research Fund, The Graduate School, School of English, School of History, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Dept. of French and Dept. of History of Art, UCC.