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  • Ireland’s America | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    The award of the 2010 EEAS conference to Ireland indicates the good present health and bright future of American Studies in this country Barbara Ching Peggy O Brien P Coleman J Montague P O Brien D Donghue B Riches R Callan L Kennedy Tony Emmerson Megan Murphy Hilary Bracefield Bill Riches Wendy Ward Jenny Daly Peggy O Brien Denis Donoghue Philip Coleman Marisa Ronan Aoileann Ní Eigeartaigh Sinéad Moynihan Barry Shanahan Julie Sheridan Aoileann Ní Eigeartaigh Tony Emmerson Michael Coleman Programme Accommodation Food Registration Fees How to Find Us Contact Details Friday 30th March Venue William Jefferson Clinton Auditorium UCD 6 00 Registration 6 50 Welcome Liam Kennedy Director of the UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies 7 00 The Alan Graham Memorial Lecture Chair Ron Callan UCD Professor Denis Donoghue New York University First Stirrings 8 15 Reception Saturday 31st March Venue William Jefferson Clinton Auditorium 9 00 Registration 9 30 11 00 Panel A C Panel A Hilary Bracefield University of Ulster The Kingston Trio folk or folk the Irish perspective on an American phenomenon Barbara Ching University of Memphis Forty Shades of Americana Johnny Cash and Folk Balladry Ruth Barton University College Dublin HONK IF YOUR RE LONELY Irish cinema and the emotional space of American Country music Panel B Pat Brereton Dublin City University Ireland s America A case study of Sheridan s films including Into the West In America and Get Rich or die Tryin Jon Mitchell NUI Maynooth What is this film doing here The Presence of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in Mickeybo and Me Padraig Kirwan Goldsmith College Take em to Missouri men Patrick McCabe s Huckleberry Finn Panel C Michael Coleman University of Jyväskylä Counterfactuals I d rather not contemplate What if the nineteenth century educational campaigns to Americanize the Indians and to Anglicize the Irish had never taken place Marie Coleman Queen s University Belfast The Irish Hospitals Sweepstake in the USA in the 1930s 11 00 11 30 Tea Coffee 11 20 12 30 Roundtable Discussion American Literature in Ireland chaired by Philip Coleman TCD Denis Donoghue New York University John Montague former Ireland Professor of Poetry Peggy O Brien University of Massachusetts 12 30 2 00 Lunch Annual General Meeting of the IAAS 2 00 3 30 Panels D E Panel D Gerard Naughton UCD Sexual Exile and Indomitable Forces in the fiction of James Baldwin and Colm Toibin Sinéad Moynihan University of Nottingham Ships in Motion The Black and Green Atlantics in Joseph O Connor s Star of the Sea 2003 Barry Shanahan UCD Clinton Institute The Irish their famous profanity Hip Hop Identity in Roddy Doyles Home to Harlem Panel E Megan Murphy Trinity College Dublin The Production of Doubt in Contemporary Ireland Sara Keating Trinity College Dublin There s Nothing Romantic About Poverty or is there Tom Murphy and the Myth of the Other West 3 30 4 00 Tea Coffee 4 00 5 30 Panels F G Panel F Victoria Kennefick University College

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  • Transnational American Studies Symposium | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    Clinton Institute Unsettling New York Settlement from the Inside Maeve Brennan the Long Winded Lady and the Urban Dream of the New Yorker 11 00 12 15 Keynote Address Clinton Auditorium Chair Liam Kennedy UCD Clinton Institute Donald Pease Dartmouth College Do Transnational American Studies Mark the End of Europe s Romance with America 12 15 13 15 Lunch 13 30 14 45 Panels 3 5 Panel 3 Theorizing the United States Seminar Room 1 Chair Comment John Carlos Rowe University of Southern California Simon Strick Humt University From Exceptionalism to United States of Exception Pawel Laidler University of Krakow An American Idea of a Perfect Legal System Marc Priewe University of Potsdam DesigNations Postnational and Transnational Turns in American Studies Panel 4 Narrating Resistance Seminar Room 2 Chair Comment Hamilton Carroll University of Leeds Melinda DiStefano Duke University The Eco Politics of Charles Eastman and Zitkala Sa Michelle Har Kim University of Southern California Technics of Asian American Antipodes Anna Kazumi Stahl s Flores de un solo día and Wong Kar Wai s Happy Together Daphne Lamothe Smith College Dancing in the Streets Carnival Transnationalism and Border Crossing in the Narratives of Paule Marshall and Edwidge Danticat Panel 5 Cross Cultural Consumptions Seminar Room 3 Chair Comment Daniel Nathan Skidmore College Liz Zanoni University of Minnesota Per Voi Signore Fashion Food and Gendered Representations of Consumption in the 1930s Italian American Press Eoin Cannon Boston University Drunk and Saved in the East End An American Discourse in London Tony Tracy NUI Galway A Real Businessman Becoming American in The Ragman 1926 14 45 15 15 Coffee 15 15 16 30 Panels 6 8 Panel 6 Racial Constructions Seminar Room 1 Chair Comment Richard Ellis University of Birmingham Alisha Gaines Duke University The Postmodern Spectacle of Race and the Transatlantic Blackface Mask Keren Omry University of Tel Aviv Hanging on a High C Jazz Identities in Philip Roth s The Human Stain and Jackie Kay s Trumpet Damon Freeman University of Pennsylvania Kenneth B Clark and the Problem of Brown Panel 7 Us vs Them Seminar Room 2 Chair Comment Scott Lucas University of Birmingham Michael Lattek John F Kennedy Institute Do it Now The Politics of Immediacy in 24 Ramzi Fawaz George Washington University Superman Meets the Apocalypse Cold War Culture Wars and the American Superhero in an Age of Infinite Crisis Panel 8 Transcending Boundaries Seminar Room 3 Chair Comment Nerys Williams University College Dublin Hager Weslati University of Lancaster Rogues Shipwrecks and Tourists America s Encounters with the Great African Desert Mauro Carassai University of Leeds Hyperfiction An American Literary Genre Marisa Ronan UCD Clinton Institute Transcending ic Boundaries Appropriation through Mimesis in Evangelic Christian Fiction 16 45 18 00 Panel 9 11 Panel 9 Visual Crossings Seminar Room 1 Chair Comment Ruth Barton Trinity College Dublin Staci Ford University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Film Goes to America Elaine Yee Duke University American Epicoene How Mama Knows Best in The Godfather Iris Aya Laemmerhirt Ruhr University

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  • Photography and the City Conference | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    to watch our introductory movie Prospective Students President Clinton addresses the Institute Sept 2010 Photography and the City Conference 29th June 1 July 2006 Call for Papers The Clinton Institute for American Studies invites single paper and panel proposals for a three day international conference examining the relationship between the city and photography The Institute welcomes proposals analysing historical cultural socio economic and technical aspects of this relationship Practising photographers are encouraged to submit proposals The conference will bring together academics and practitioners to examine and illustrate the role of photography in representing urban life and landscapes and in shaping urban ways of seeing Plenary Speakers include William J Mitchell Head of Media Arts and Sciences MIT and author of The Reconfigured Eye and City of Bits Topics to be addressed might include one or more of the following themes The technologisation of urban vision Photography and urban change Urban destruction and aesthetics of urban ruin Genre landscape advertising street architectural etc Space place and identity Sexualising and racialising of urban vision Documentary approaches to the urban real Voyeurism and urban spectatorship Urban surveillance The role of photographic images in urban environment The photographic imagineering of city identities Please send

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  • Photography and the City Conference | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    of Wyoming What We Bought Robert Adams and the Development of Metropolitan Denver 12 00pm Lunch 1 00 2 30pm Panels D1 D3 D1 Ruins I Darien Jane Rozentals University of New South Wales The Transforming Aesthetic of Industrial Ruins in Manchester Justin Carville Institute of Art Design Technology Dun Laoghaire The City in the Ruins Photography Urban Revolution and the Visual Economy of the Easter Rising D2 Skyscraper Derrick Price University of Plymouth The Skyscraper and the Photograph Meredith TeGrotenhuis Northwestern University Lofty Domains Fantasies of Ascent in Elevated Urban Views of the 1930s Mary Woods Cornell University Women on Top Photographing New York City Skyscrapers D3 Tourism Bruno Notteboom University of Ghent From Monument to Landscape Back Again Photography in the Bulletin du Touring Club de Belgique in the Early Twentieth Century Alejandrina Escudero The National University of Mexico Taxco Mexican Shangri La Gerlinde Miesenboeck University of Lapland Creating the Tourist Imagination of Rome Through Photography in Contemporary Travel Guides 2 30pm Tea Coffee 3 00 4 30pm Panels E1 E3 E1 Urban Ethnography I Greg Smith University of Salford Sidewalk Snaps Photography and the Politics of In visibility in Mitchell Duneier s Urban Ethnography Maeve Hickey Photographer Lawrence Taylor NUI Maynooth Through the Eyes of Children Photographing a Mexican Border City E2 Images in the City Anne Cronin Lancaster University Advertising and the Possibilities of the City Catherine De Lorenzo University New South Wales Realising Riley in Branly Neli Dobreva Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Paris Documentary Approach of the Urban Real The Embodied Real of 9 11 Images E3 Space I Ignaz Cassar University of Leeds Suspended Zones Around London Prisons Peter Mörtenböck Goldsmith College London Free Running The City Between Image and Imagination Gerard Smulevich Woodbury University The Reconfigured Frame 4 30pm Tea Coffee 5 00 6 30pm Panels F1 F3 F1 Urban Ethnography II James Fraher Photographer and Roger Wood Houston Community College Central Down in Houston Bayou City Blues Collaborating to Document a Blues Community Helen Liggett Cleveland State University Let All God s People Say Amen Melinna Kaminari Panteion University Project Borderlines in the Limits of the Contemporary City and the Archaeological Sites of Athens F2 Surveillance Gail Baylis University of Ulster Coleraine Geographies of Space City Surveillance and Nineteenth Century Irish Eviction Photography Teresa Castro Université de Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle Blurring the City Olivo Barbieri s Model Cities Cyril Thomas University of Paris X Nanterre The mise en scène of Urban Surveillance in Contemporary Photography F3 Street Photography II Dervila Cooke Trinity College Dublin The Parisan Flàneur and the Book of Photographs of Paris Alan Marcus University of Manchester Imaging Urban Youth New York City in the 1930s 40s Ariadne van de Ven Photographer The Eyes of the Street With a Camera in Calcutta 10 00pmOutdoor Screening of Rear Window in Meeting House Square Temple Bar back to top Saturday 1st July 9 00 10am Paul Seawright Invisible Cities Stating the Obvious 10 10 30am Tea Coffee 10

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  • Photography and the City Conference | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    Bar an event espeically run to support the conference The plenary speakers all impressed with stimulating presentations Peter Hales opened the conference with a wide ranging commentary on centrifugal cities examining the history of photographic representation of cities with particular emphasis on the relationship between urbanity and urban form The American photographer Camilo Vergara presented a lively illuminating commentary on his current project on Camden which is extending his renowned work on blighted cityscapes into a virtual format The Irish photographer Paul Seawright provided a fascinating commentary on his own work charting his interest in urban spaces and especially border spaces from early images of Belfast through to current work on African cities The panel presentations provided rich comparative perspective on urban and visual issues displaying a broad concern with the heterogeneity of urban visual culture Together we explored multiple roles photography has taken on in relation to the city as document witness survey archive ethnography advertisement artifact and more A key theme was the relationship between photography and urban change and many papers examined how photography contributes to the production of urban space documents the emergent morphologies of urban development including the indeterminate spaces that lack morphological definition so called non places or terrain vague and refers to broader shifts in the visual economy of the city The affinity between photography and urban change has as much to do with time as space for it foregrounds the temporality of modernity as a process of creative destruction and a number of papers addressed the visual dialectics of urban change decline regeneration and the aesthetics or urban ruin Issues of urban identity and community were also paramount and there were many contributions exploring the role of photography in the mediation of the relationship between urban form and social value these drew

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  • The United States and Iraq: Reflections and Projections Conference | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    held at the William Jefferson Clinton Auditorium UCD Belfield 25 November 2006 Speakers already confirmed for the conference include Professor Douglas Little Clark University MA American Orientalism The United States and the Middle East since 1945 Professor Marilyn Young New York University The Vietnam Wars and co editor of The New American Empire Lara Marlow The Irish Times Dr Toby Dodge Queen Mary College London Inventing Iraq the failure of

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  • The United States and Iraq: Reflections and Projections | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    there would be and could be no good solutions under present circumstances Dodge envisaged an ongoing fractured condition for the country with continued violence characterising the potential fragmentation into pockets of localised warlordism accompanied by extreme violence Dodge has written two books on Iraq has testified to the US Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs and to the British House of Commons Committee on Foreign Affairs He will shortly write the New York based Council of Foreign Relations response to the Baker Commission report on Iraq For Dodge the solution required a multilateral and international force with the full co operation of Iraq s neighbours He argued against the current drift of Iraqification stating that the solution isn t Iraqi and could not be Iraqi It had to be external Lara Marlowe proposed a concerted European response with the caveat pessimism associated with such a unified proposition Her harrowing account of conditions within the country was coupled with a question of accountability Professor Marilyn Young the author of several books on US foreign policy and diplomatic history engaged the issue of counter insurgency The paucity of imagination exhibited on the part of policy makers was ultimately buttressed by an indifference to the fate of Iraqis and the viability of the political system Conference delegates were divided on the effects of a US withdrawal from the country David Ryan University College Cork Toby Dodge Marilyn Young Kenneth Osgood Klaus Larres Douglas Little Douglas Little Marilyn Young Toby Dodge David Ryan and Lara Marlowe Colin Coulter Benita Heiskanen Arnold Offner Robert McMahon Programme 9 30 10 15 Welcome and Opening Plenary Toby Dodge Queen Mary College London The Causes and Consequences of US Failure in Iraq Chair David Ryan 10 20 11 40 Panels 1 2 Panel 1 Chair Robert McMahon Kenneth Osgood UCD Florida Atlantic University Regime Change Denied The United States Britain and the Iraqi Revolution of 1958 Trevor McCrisken University of Warwick UK Iraq and Vietnam The Analogy Conundrum Jeffrey H Bloodworth Newman University Kansas USA The Demise of Ronald Reagan s Conservative Coalition Panel 2 Chair John Morrisey Cathal M Brugha UCD The United States Dilemma Political Isolation and Consequent Failure unless they Cooperate Internationally Philip H Melling Swansea University UK King Philip s Shadow Vietnam Iraq and the Indian Wars Jon Roper Swansea University UK The Imperial Presidency Redux Presidential Power and the War in Iraq 12 00 1 15 Plenary Douglas Little Clark University MA Orientalism American Style The United States and Iraq Chair Klaus Larres 2 15 3 40 Panels 3 4 Panel 3 Chair Klaus Larres Robert McMahon Ohio State University USA Phantom Threats The Roots of U S Military Interventionism from the Vietnam War to the Iraq War Arnold Offner Lafayette College USA Presidents Harry S Truman and George W Bush and the Perils of Regime Change Panel 4 Chair Phil Melling Benita Heiskanen UCD Clinton Institute Sporting Diplomacy and Military Muscle Operation Iraqi Freedom Alexandra Murphy Trinity College Dublin Cultural Reception and Representation

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  • Intellectuals and the Nation-State Conference | ucdclinton.ie | UCD Clinton
    University College Dublin Eric Lott University of Virginia Slavoj Zizek Institute for Sociology Ljubljana Birkbeck College University of London What role and effect do intellectuals have in the making and contesting of national identities and state policies This conference will consider historical and current implications of this question The critical voice of the intellectual has long been considered important to the evolution of modern Western cultures How and why was this voice so often tied to the development of national identity How have ideals of intellectual autonomy and dissent been formulated within and across nation states What forms of intellectual production have states acknowledged and supported What remains of the Enlightenmnet origins of the idea of the intellectual We will focus on current issues of intellectual identity and activity in the context of global challenges to the power and authority of the nation state Today as new transnational networks of cultural interaction emerge and new public spheres take shape what is happening to the intellectual s affective relation to the nation state What is the role of critical thinking and the value of ideas in the increasingly global knowledge society What is the role of intellectuals in the making of

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