CV/Invited Papers & Plenary Lectures

 

"The Unimagined Community: Irish Feminists and Revolutions in Holloway Prison," Women in Irish History, 1917 - 1922: Feminism, Violence, Activism, Maynooth University (Ireland), September 2017

"The Muse on the Train in Contemporary Irish Poetry," Humanities Institute, University College Dublin, March 2017

"The Dreamer on the Train in Contemporary Irish Poetry," Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast, March 2017

"Fairy Legends, Houses, and the Architecture of Rebellion," Boston College Irish Studios, February 2017

"At Home in the Revolution: women enter the garrisons," Irish Embassy, Washington, D.C., December 2016

"After the Rising: small encounters," Universities Ireland Conference on the 2016 Commemoration, Dublin, October 2016

"The Muse on the Train: 21st Century Irish Railroad Poems," Women and the Decade of Commemorations: An All-Island Perspective, Maynooth University, Ireland, October, 2016

"'the first time I saw a whole salmon cooked':Encounters with the wealthy in Gort and the GPO," Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering, October, 2016

"Male Spaces with Women in them: Gender, 1916, and the Revolution in Ireland," Peak Performances, Kasser Theatre, Montclair State State University, October 2016

"At Home in the Easter Rising: Fairies, Rebels, and 1916," Irish Studies, Queens College CUNY, September 2016

"The Irish Mammy in 1916," Welcoming Ireland (Consulate of Ireland public event, New York), April 2016

"Casement, New York, and the Easter Rising," in Independent Spirits: America and the Easter Rising, Glucksman Ireland House, NYU, April 2016

"Gender, ‘small behaviors,’ and Ireland’s Easter Rising," College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, April 2016

"Gendered Spaces in Ireland’s Easter Rising," Hofstra University, April 2016 and Union College, April 2016

"At Home in the Revolution," Taste of the Yeats Summer School, Yeats Society of New York, April 2016

"Fairies, Rebels, Mothers: Lady Gregory and 1916," Monsignor Pádraig de Brún lecture, National University of Ireland Galway, March 2016

"’Provision for Girls’: Women, Gender, and the Easter Rising," Leitrim County Library Service, Co Leitrim, Ireland, March 2016

"Gender, the other territorial conflict in the Easter Rising," Women and the Rising lecture series, University College Cork, March 2016

"Jumping into the G.P.O.: how women got access to the Rising," Women in 1916, Farmleigh, Dublin, March 2016

"Sexuality and Flirtation in 1916," Columbia Irish Seminar, New York, December 2015

"Sexuality and Courtship in Women's Accounts of 1916," American Irish Teachers Association, New York, November 2015

"Hens to moorcocks call’: Flirtation and Courtship in 1916," Merriman Summer School, Ennis, Co Clare, August 2015

"Excess of Love’: Yeats and the Rebels of 1916," Taste of the Yeats Summer School, Yeats Society of New York, Glucksman Ireland House, NYU, April 2015

"Tears, Songs, and the Yellow Bittern: Emotions in 1916," Oxford Irish History Seminar, Hertford College, Oxford, UK, March 2015

"Poets and the Peacock Dinner: the literary history of a meal," Words by the Water Book Festival, Keswick, Cumbria, UK, March 2015

"Excess of Love: Easter 1916 and the Rebels’ Perspective," Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, Ireland, August 2014

"At Home on the Asgard: the accounts of Mary Spring Rice and Molly Childers," The Howth Gun-running: 100 Years On, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, July 2014

"Uncomfortable Bodies in Women's Accounts of 1916," Plenary Talk, IASIL, Lille, France, July 2014

"Elsie Mahaffy's Counter-Revolutionary Hospitality," Gender, Sexuality, and Culture: a symposium in honour of Professor Patricia Coughlan, University College Cork, May 2014

"'I'll tell Paddy on you': Women's Interesting Encounters with Men in April 1916," National University of Ireland, Galway, April 2014

"Roger Casement’s Long Farewell," Roger Casement 1864 - 1916: The Glocal Imperative, Tralee, Co Kerry, October 2013

"drunkard, poet, pervert, most charming of men," A Taste of the Yeats Summer School, NYU, May 2013

"Lady Gregory's Secret Love Poetry," University College Cork, March 2012

"Lady Gregory's Secret Poetry," Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering, Gort, Ireland, September 2012

"Undressing on the Asgard: Very Private Places in Irish Women's War Memoirs," Behind the Lines: Women, War and Letters, 1880 - 1920, University of Limerick, June 2012

"1916 and Very Private Places: the accounts of Geraldine Plunkett Dillon and Mary Hamilton Norway," Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast, March 2012

"Yeats, Modern Poetry, and the Oxford Book of Modern Verse," Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, July 2011

"George Moore, Lady Gregory, and not-proselytising," 5th International George Moore Conference, NUI Galway, June 2011

"Three Poets Trying to Praise One Another: Yeats, Pound, Blunt," A Taste of the Yeats Summer School, Ireland House, NYU, May 2011

"1916 and the idea of privacy: the accounts of Kathleen Clarke and Mary Louisa Hamilton Norway," Contemporary Irish History Seminar, Trinity College Dublin, March 2011

"Shaw’s Blanco Posnet and Blasphemy in Ireland, 1909 and 2009," American Conference for Irish Studies, New England meeting, November 2009

"Riders to the Sea and the Irish Revival," Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library, April 2009

"Yeats’s Cigarette Butt: Irish Revival Memoirs & Dublin Celebrity Culture," Trinity College Dublin Synge Centenary Symposium, March 2009

"Seven Poets, Five Hours, One Peacock," invited participant on literary biography panel, ALSC, Philadelphia, October 2008

"The Playboy Riots and Controversy," post-performance talk, Queens College CUNY, October 2008

"The Peacock Dinner: Wilfrid Blunt, Yeats, Pound, and the Profession of Poetry," London Modernism Seminar, October 2008

"Soccer, Masculinity and the Irish Family: Damien O'Donnell's 35 A-Side," London Irish Studies Seminar, October 2008

Cloud lecture series, College of William and Mary, Spring 2008: "The Peacock Dinner: Men, Women, Poets, & a Peacock 18 January 1914," March 2008, and “Soccer, Masculinity, and the Irish Family in Damien O’Donnell’s 35 A-Side,” April 2008

“Lads, Men, and Masculinity in Damien O'Donnell's 35 A-Side,” American Conference for Irish Studies, Southern Region, March 2008

"W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, and Whistler’s Peacock Room," Third John Butler Yeats Seminar, Chestertown, New York, September 2007

"The Peacock Dinner and the Profession of Poetry," Columbia University Irish Studies Seminar, December 2006

"The Peacock Dinner and poetic professionalism," Emory University, November 2006

"Follow the money: the Abbey Players in Chicago & Dublin," Irish Theatrical Diaspora conference, New York, April 2006

"The Peacock Dinner," Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers, New York Public Library, January 2006

"Face to Face, One on One: Proximity & Improvisation in the Autobiographies of Maud Gonne and Kathleen Clarke," 20th c. Women Writers & Politics, Princeton University, March 2005

"George Moore, Maud Gonne, & Kathleen Clarke, and the Improvisational Moment," NUI Cork, March 2005

"The French-Irish Paintings of Hugh Percy Lane: High Culture, Patronage, & Controversy, 1908 - 2000," Carole and Gordon Segal Visiting Chair of Irish Studies annual lecture, Northwestern University, February 2005

"Oscar Wilde, Lady Gregory, and the Late Victorian Dinner Party," Wilde at 150, Clark Library, UCLA, October 2004

"Table Talk: Gregory, Blunt, Yeats, and Pound" 2nd John Butler Yeats Seminar, Chestertown, New York, September 2004

"Yeats in French," Yeats Society of New York, April 2004

"Fighting about Culture: Irishness, Belligerence, and Controversy," Centre for Canadian Irish Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, October 2003

"Prandial Politics: Irish Men & European Food," Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland, Queen’s University, Belfast, June 2003

"A Box for Wilfrid Blunt: Fornication & Literary Networking in 1914," North Carolina State University,  April 2003

"Aqua: landscape & money in a new Irish film," North Carolina State University, April 2003

Introduction to American premiere of Irish film Aqua by Nina FitzPatrick, Grian Conference, New York University, March 2003

"Biography of the Object: the Hugh Lane Paintings and Cultural Controversy," Princeton University, November 2002

"High Anger, `the public good,’ and the Form of Cultural Controversy," NYU, Glucksman Ireland House, October 2002

"Anger, Apologies, Statues: the Form of Cultural Controversy," Synge Summer School, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, July 2002

"Yeats and the Peacock Dinner," New York Yeats Society, New York, April 2002

"Derek Mahon's JBY," John Butler Yeats Seminar, Chestertown, New York, September 2001

"Yeats and the Peacock Dinner," Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, Ireland, August 2001

"The Peacock Dinner," Synge Summer School, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, July 2001

"Oscar Wilde on trial," Temple University, March 2001

"Women, food, & politics in 1913 Dublin," Plenary lecture, ACIS, southern regional meeting, February 2001

"Oscar Wilde's Speech from the Dock," Plenary lecture, The Wilde Legacy, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, December 2000

"Memory, Folklore, Ghosts: The Afterlife of Roger Casement," Royal Irish Academy, Casement Symposium, May 2000; and Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland, May 2000

"Giving Culture: Lane, Yeats, and Irish Patronage," Georgia State University, November 1999; and Yeats Society of New York, April 2000; and Yeats Society of Sligo, Sligo, Ireland, December 2000

"The Socialists, the Priests, and the Stolen Children of 1913," Boston College Irish Studies, October 1999

"Hugh Lane," Shaw Society of New York, September 1999

"Lady Gregory and the Art of Controversy," Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering, Galway, Ireland, September 1998; and Centre for Irish Studies, Catholic University of America, January 1999; and Symposium on Nationalism and a National Theatre, Indiana University, May 1999

Lecture Series (three lectures): "Three Modern Irish Controversies," National University of Ireland, Galway, March 1999

"Lesbians, Gays, and the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade," Cornell University, November 1998; and Villanova University Women's Studies Program, 1999

"The Irish Art of Controversy: the Hugh Lane Paintings," Synge Summer School, Co Wicklow, Ireland, June 1998

"The Posthumous Life of Roger Casement," Casement Colloquium, Goldsmiths College, University of London, February 1998

"Roger Casement: Nation, Sex, Controversy," University of Michigan, October 1997; and Notre Dame Irish Studies Program, October 1997

"Queer Irish Studies: a Seminar," University of Michigan, October 1997; and Notre Dame Irish Studies Program, October 1997

"ILGO and the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade," Columbia Irish Seminar, Oct. 1996

"The American St. Patrick's Day Parade as Contested Site," Parnell Summer School, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, August 1996

"The Politics of Irish Memory: Yeats and the Casement Affair," Princeton University, December 1995

"Yeats & the Politics of Gender," Teaching Poetry from a Cultural Perspective, Germantown Friends Symposium, Nov. 1995

"Mischief-Makers: Shaw and Gregory in 1909," Shaw Society, New York, March 1995

"The Posthumous Life of Roger Casement," Columbia Irish Seminar, November 1994

"Lady Gregory's Felonious Muse," La Salle University Irish Studies, February 1995; and Villanova Women's Studies, March 1995

"Lady Gregory between two cultures," Synge Summer School, Co Wicklow, Ireland, June 1994

"Yeats, Casement, and de Valera's Ireland," Yeats Society of New York, April 1994

"Roger Casement and Modern Irish Memory," The New York Institute for the Humanities, March 1994

"Yeats, Casement, Noyes, and the Poetics of Taboo," Yeats International Summer School, August 1993

"Augusta Gregory, Bernard Shaw, and the Shewing-up of Dublin Castle," Villanova Univ., Mar. 1992

"Shaw and the Casement Trial: A Media Event Manqué," Conradh na Gaeilge, Washington, D. C., February 1992

"Yeats: Voyeur of Reception," Oberlin College, November 1990

"The Dugs of Greece: Yeats & the Dissemination of Culture," Yeats Summer School, Sligo, Ireland, August 1990

"Eliot's Wicked Pack of Cards," T.S. Eliot: A Centennial Appraisal, Washington University, October 1988

"Yeats: Printed Page and Living Voice," American Conference for Irish Studies, 25th Anniversary Meeting, Dublin, July 1987

"Heaney's `Familiar Ghost,'" Philadelphia Center for Irish Studies, December 1982

"The Small Circle: An Idea of Community in Yeats, Eliot, and Auden," Yeats International Summer School, August 1982

"Ireland Created, Ireland Discovered: Yeats and Heaney," Stonehill College, Irish Studies, April 1982

"Ironic Points of Light: Ideas of Community in Yeats, Eliot, and Auden," The Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, December 1981

"The Poet and War," Yeats International Summer School, August 1981