Gender, Sex, and Shame in Ireland

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UCD Humanities Institute Ireland

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Gender, Sex, and Shame in Ireland
5th September 2019 • Humanities Institute • University College Dublin


9.30-9.40 Welcome and Opening Remarks


9:45-11:00 Keynote Address
Prof. Sally Munt (University of Sussex): “Gender, Sex, Shame, and
Aggression”


11:00-11:30 Coffee


11:30-13:00 Panel 1
Sinéad Ring (Kent)/Máiréad Enright (Birmingham) – “State Shame,
Sovereignty, and Legal Responses to Historical Institutional Abuse”
Cormac O’Brien (University College Dublin) – “Ireland in the Age of
AIDS: The Cultural Politics of Stigma”
Maria Quinlan (Institute of Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy)/
Patrick Bolger (Visual Artist) – “Shame, Silence, and Childhood Sexual
Violence – A Visual Sociology Approach”


13:00-14:00 Lunch


14:00-15:15 Panel 2
Clara Fischer (University College Dublin) – “Gendered Shame and Lone
Parenting in Contemporary Ireland”
Civil society round-table on Lone Parenting and Shame:
Louise Bayliss (SPARK – Single Parents Acting for the Rights of our Kids)
Hazel Katherine Larkin (SPARK)
Kuxi Ghai (migrant lone parent)


15:15-15:45 Coffee


15:45-16:45 Panel 3
Mary McAuliffe (University College Dublin) – “War, Sexual Assault, and
Shame, The Irish War of Independence: A Case Study”
Lisa Smyth (Queen’s University Belfast) – “The Shame of Northern
Ireland’s Abortion Politics? A Stalled Moral Revolution”


16:45-17:45 Panel 4
Vukasin Nedeljkovic (Independent Scholar, Artist, and Activist) – “Direct
Provision Centres”
Catriona Osborne (Exhibition Coordinator at TACTIC) – “Archives of
Shame”


18:00 Reception


Conference Organisers:
Dr. Clara Fischer (Marie Curie-Sklodowska Fellow, Centre for Gender, Feminisms, and
Sexualities)
Dr. Cormac O’Brien (Assistant Professor of Irish Drama)
Dr. Mary McAuliffe (Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Gender Studies)

This event is funded by the European Union’s Horizon2020 Research and Innovation
Programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 750326, and is
supported by the Centre for Gender, Feminisms, and Sexualities, and the UCD Humanities
Institute.

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