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Trinity Evening Lecture Series: Cities in Literature

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In this series of lectures, members of the School of English will give talks on the varied roles major cities including Dublin, London, Los Angeles, Paris, and New York, have played in literary works of different eras and genres.

Set in Dublin on a single day in 1904, James Joyce's novel Ulysses is perhaps the best-known literary work tied to a particular city. The works of Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle transport us to Victorian England's bustling metropolis of contrasts and contradictions. Dashiell Hamett, Joan Didion, and Nathanael West captured the dark heart of California’s cities. While portrayals of the different facets of urban life often underpin literary renderings of cities, absence of something from the depicted urban space can provide an equally powerful creative impetus, as witnessed by the wave of literary works, such as Don DeLillo's The Falling Man or Art Spiegelman's In The Shadow of No Towers, dealing with New York City in the wake of the ineffable loss following the events of 9/11.

Time and Place:
All lectures will take place on Tuesday evenings, from 7-8pm in the Jonathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building (Nassau Street entrance), Trinity College Dublin.

23 Jan. 2018
Between the Castle and the Ghetto: Franz Kafka's Prague by
Ema Vyroubalová

30 Jan. 2018
’Sheltering under a leaf’: Virginia Woolf in interwar London
by Eve Patten

06 Feb. 2018
Seamus Heaney and Belfast
by Rosie Lavan

13 Feb. 2018
Ulysses in Dublin and Gibraltar
by Sam Slote

20 Feb. 2018
Samuel Beckett in Paris: arriving from Dublin 'like coming out of gaol in April'
by Julie Bates

27 Feb. 2018
Exegesis and the City: Lucian’s In Praise of Chester and the medieval understanding of city space
by Mark Faulkner

06 Mar. 2018
New York and Children's Literature: Reconfiguring the child as flâneur by Pádraic Whyte

13 Mar. 2018
The city in crime fiction: Arthur Conan Doyle's London at the fin de siècle by Clare Clarke

20 Mar. 2018
San Francisco Gothic: The 1970s Urban Nightmare in Our Lady of Darkness (F. Leiber, 1978) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Dir. D. Siegel, 1978)
by Bernice Murphy

27 Mar. 2018 '
A City Upon a Hill': Boston in American Literature from the Puritans to the Present by Philip Coleman

Cost:
€60 for the entire series. Individual lectures are €7 each. Concessionary rates for the full series will be €45 or individual lecture €6 each.

Concessionary rates apply to: students, OAPs, unemployed, groups of 20+. Teachers bringing groups of students receive a free Teacher Pass.


How to Buy Tickets for Full Series:
To purchase a ticket for the full series, please go to 'Select a Date' and choose date: Tue 23 January 2018, (or date of the next available lecture), then go to 'Tickets', and choose either a 'Full Series Ticket' or 'Full Series Ticket: Concessionary Rate'.

For More Information:
Please see our website at: www.tcd.ie/owc or contact Ms Sophia Ní Sheoin at: wilde@tcd.ie or call: 01-8962885.



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