Programme 2017

Friday 16 June BLOOMSDAY
2pm Participants arrive to Rome and check into Accommodation.
5-5.45pm Registration and Orientation at Rome Global Gateway
5.45pm Official Irish Seminar & Rome Seminar Photograph
6-7pm Opening Ceremony: Irish Seminar & Rome Seminar 2017 opened by
Ambassador, Bobby McDonagh.
Venue: University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway
Opening Remarks:
Barry McCrea – welcome and overview
Ambassador Bobby McDonagh – Ireland and Italy, partners in Europe
Reception to follow on rooftop

Saturday 17 June
11am-1pm Tour of S. Clemente etc. led by Ludovico Geymonat
Meeting point: Rome Global Gateway
1-2pm Lunch
2pm-3.30pm Beckett, Dante, Leopardi: Maria DiBattista
Independent Research
5.30pm Meet at Mercure Hotel to travel to Collegio S. Isidoro
6.30pm Visit S. Isidoro’s with Mícheál Mac Craith
7pm The Irish and the Continent: Kevin Whelan at S. Isidoro

Sunday 18 June
9.30-10am Coffee
10-11.30am The “Urbs” and the "Hibernia: an overview of the relations between Rome
and Ireland: Matteo Binasco
12-1pm Lunch
1-2.30pm Irish and Italian Missionary Sisters in the United States: Kathleen
Cummings
2.30-3pm Coffee
3-4.30pm The Irish Catholic Church and the Penal Laws: Ian McBride

Monday 19 June
10am-12pm Field trip: Irish manuscripts in Propaganda Fide, led by Matteo Binasco
Meeting Point: Main entrance of the Pontificio Collegio Urbano, Via Urbano
VIII 16.
12-1pm Lunch
1-2.30pm TBC

2.30-3pm Coffee
3-4.30pm Irish Language Travel Narratives in Rome: Mícheál Mac Craith

Tuesday 20 June
9am-12.30pm Walking tour of Tadhg Ó Cianáin’s Rome: Mícheál Mac Craith
Meeting point: Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia near Via della
Conciliazione
12.30-2.30pm Lunch
2.30-4pm Peregrinatio: Ireland, Rome, and the Holy Land in the pilgrim’s imagination,
1450-1550: Margaret Meserve
4-4.30pm Coffee
4.30-6pm Into the West from Trieste. Joyce’s Irish Islanding: John McCourt

Wednesday 21 June
9.30-10am Coffee
10-11.30am “un grattacapi della più bell’acqua”: James Joyce’s relationship with the
Italian language: Ilaria Natali
11.30-1pm Lunch
1-2.30pm Out in the “infinibility”. The Dark Matter of Finnegans Wake: Enrico
Terrinoni
2.30-3pm Coffee
3-4.30pm “Denti Alligator” and beyond. Notes on Joyce as an Italian writer: John
McCourt
7pm MADDEN ROONEY PUBLIC EVENT
Venue: Irish Embassy, Villa Spada.
Launch of Enrico Terrinoni and Fabio Pedone’s translation of Finnegans
Wake
Performance of Irish and Italian songs from Finnegans Wake by Lisa
Lambe and Simon Morgan

*Transport to the embassy will be provided. Meet at RGG at 6.15pm.

Thursday 22 June
9.00-9.30am Meet at RGG before walking to Irish College
10-11.30am Visit to archives of the Irish College with Monsignor Ciarán O’Carroll and
Matteo Binasco
12-1pm Lunch
1-2.30pm A Room with a View: Yeats and Italy: Declan Kiberd
2.30-3pm Coffee
3-4.30pm ‘Courtly images’: Yeats and Italy: Edna Longley
5-6pm Poetry Reading by Michael Longley at RGG.
6pm Reception to follow


Friday 23 June
9.30-10am Coffee
10-11.30am The People and the Popular in Italy and Ireland: Diarmuid Ó Giolláin
12-1pm Lunch
1-2.30pm Villagers: Irish and Italian Immigrants to Post-War Britain: Clair Wills
2.30-3pm Coffee
3-4.30pm Croce and the Irish Language: Barry McCrea

Saturday 24 June
9.30-10am Coffee
10-11.30am James Barry, The Idea of Rome, and the Provincial Imagination: Patrick
Griffin
12-1pm Lunch
1-2.30pm Gramsci and Folklore: Diarmuid Ó Giolláin
2.30-3pm Coffee
3-4.30pm What happened to Irish Realism? Reflections on the Contemporary Novel:
Clair Wills

Sunday 25 June
FREE DAY

Monday 26 June
10.30-12pm “Lots in Translation: the Joyce of the anticollaborators”: Erika Mihalcysa
12-1pm Lunch
1-2.30pm Ireland and Italy: Transnational Textualities in the Nineteenth Century: Anne
O’Connor
2.30-3pm Coffee
3-4.30pm Ireland and Italy: The Poetic Connection, perigesis: Briona Nic Dhiarmada
6-7.30pm Q&A with Declan Kiberd and Enrico Terrinoni at the Almost Corner
Bookshop
7.30pm Pizza in Trastevere

Tuesday 27 June
9.30-10am Coffee
10-11.30am Joyce’s Politics between Ireland and Italy: Enrico Terrinoni
12-1pm Lunch
1-2.30pm Mazzini and Ireland: Joe Buttigieg
2.30-3pm Coffee
3-4.30pm Naming the un-namable: Ireland, Italy and WWI: Mariavita Cambria

Wednesday 28 June
9.30-10am Coffee
10-11.30am Themes, translation and reception of contemporary Irish writing in Italy: Andrea Binelli
12-1pm Lunch
1-1.30pm Tour of Exhibition ‘Irishing italy’ by Antonio Bibbò
1.45-2.45pm Images of Ireland in Italy and Canon Formation (1906-1945): Antonio Bibbò
2.45 – 3.15pm Coffee
3.15 – 4.45pm ‘Falling to Pieces’: Postmodern Identity in Contemporary Irish and Italian
Fiction: Kristina Varade
5.30pm-7pm MADDEN ROONEY PUBLIC LECTURE [RGG]
“Dante in Dublin: from Joyce to Beckett”: – Declan Kiberd
7pm Aperitivo in RGG courtyard

Thursday 29 June
PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Friday 30 June
Research Morning

2-3.30pm Participant Roundtable:
Cesar Soto // Emily Hershman // Jill Wharton // Valentina Geri
3.30 – 4pm Coffee
4-5pm Faculty Roundtable and closing remarks
7pm Closing Dinner at Naumachia