XVI Symposium of Irish Studies in South America

XVI Symposium of Irish Studies in South America

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The Irish Independence: A hundred years of perspectives and the effects of new policies

The signature of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921 was a landmark in Irish history, but a controversial one. It did not put an end to the tug of war between Free-Staters and Anti-Treatyites, but deepened the schism which led to the civil war between 1922 and 1923. The undivided Ireland dreamt by many had already been made impossible by the Government of Ireland Act of 1920, which created separate parliaments for Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland. From 1916 to 1923, a series of seminal events took place that shaped the island politically and socially. The events that led up to and followed the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty must be analysed and understood from multiple perspectives.

The XVI Symposium of Irish Studies in South America – organized by the Brazilian Association of Irish Studies in South America (ABEI), the Brazilian public universities Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), and the W.B. Yeats Chair of Irish Studies – intends to promote discussions among scholars from many fields and different parts of the world to promote a deeper understanding of the impact of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in the past 100 years. This event encourages transdisciplinary approaches to the complex narratives and memories which arise from that period in artistic, cultural, historical, political and social spheres.

The 2021 Academic Committee welcome papers about, but not exclusively, the following topics: 

- The building of nation and its narratives

- Historical links of the Americas and Ireland

- The literature of revolutions and independence

- Travel narratives, diaries, letters, photographs and other means of narrating independence

- Brexit and its impact

- Reception of Irish literature

- Folklore and ethno-music

- Mass media in the contemporary world

- Representation in theatre and other arts

- Cultural and literary translations

- Irish migration studies

- Gender studies

- Contemporary Irish writing

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Full Programme

Please download the full programme of the symposium. 

Summary programme with the links to the sessions



All hours are in Brasília time (UTC -3)


27 September


10.00-11.00 Opening

Ambassador Séan Hoy; Consul General Eoin Bennis; Mariana Bolfarine (ABEI President); Laura Izarra (W.B. Chair of Irish Studies President); Elisa Abrantes (on behalf of the host institutions)


11.00-12.00 Plenary: “The Putomayo Imperative: Roger Casement, Hannah Arendt and Human Rights”

Luke Gibbons (NUI, Maynooth)

Chair: Eoin Benis


13.30-15.15 Panels I

1) "Laughing Matters: Humour and cultural trauma in A Night in November (1994) by Marie Jones"

Alessandra Cristina Rigonato

2) "A result of many wars: Irish democracy in the follow-up to the period of independence" 

Irene Portela

3) "Revisiting history through the representation of revolution: an analysis of Martin McDonagh’s play A Very Very Very Dark Matter"

Michelle Alvarenga (chair)

15.30-16.30 Plenary: “Many Exiles in Joyce's Exiles

Caetano W. Galindo (UFPR)

Chair: Vitor Alevato do Amaral


17h00 Dramatic reading of Irish Plays I / Leitura dramática de Peças Irlandesas I [EN/PT]

A Mais Forte, by August Strindberg, adapted by Frank McGuinness

A Mais Forte, a video by Grupo Tapa, directed by Eduardo Tolentino 

Dramatic reading by Eda Nagayama

Roundtable: Eduardo Tolentino; Clara Carvalho; Munira Mutran; Eda Nagayama

Chair: Munira Mutran


28 September


9.00-10.45 Panels II - On Joyce

1) "Joyce's lives from the perspective of Edna O'Brien"

Elisa Abrantes

2) "Neurotic Writing style or neurotic characters: A Study of James Joyce's Oeuvre" 

Hamid Farahmandian

3) "Here Comes Every Body"

Vitor Alevato do Amaral (chair)

11.00-12.30 RoundtableIrish Artifice: Art, Culture and Power in Paris, 1922”

Ciaran O’Neill (TCD); Billy Shortall (Notre Dame University)

Chair: Camila Franco Batista 


14.00-15.00 Plenary: “Subversive Joy in the Chaosmos: James Joyce's Revolution”

Bartholomew Ryan (IFILNOVA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Chair: Rodrigo Moreira Pinto


15.15-16.15 Plenary: “Joyce and Synge: The Exile and the Tramp”

Bruce Stewart (UFRN)

Chair: Noélia Borges


17.00 Dramatic reading II / Leitura dramática II [EN/PT]

Sra. Warren, by G.B. Shaw

Roundtable: Karen Coelho; Clara Carvalho; Sergio Mastropasqua (director)

Chair: Rosalie R. Haddad

The link to the play will be active from 25 September 

29 September


9.30-10.30 Plenary: “Irish women’s narratives and the building of the nation: from Edna O’Brien to Sally Rooney”

Maria Amor de Barros del Río (Universidad de Burgos)

Chair: Maria do Rosario Casas Coelho


10.45-12.00 Plenary: “The Space Between the Words: Cartographies of Eavan Boland’s Poetry and Anne Enright’s Fiction in Hispanic America”

Aurora Piñeiro (UNAM); Mario Murgia (UNAM)

Chair: Gisele Wolkoff (UFF)


12.00: Poesia ao Meio-dia / Poetry at Midday

Mary O'Donnell; Susan Hoy. 

Chair: Rachel Fitzpatrick

14.00-15.45 Panels III

1) "Lesbian Erasure and Identity Struggles in ‘Stir-Fry’ by Emma Donoghue"

Esther Gazzola Borges

2) "Site-Specific Reception: An Exemplification of Beckettian Process of Signification through Structurally Phenomenological Perceptiveness"

Larissa Brigatti

3) "The meanings of freedom in Colum McCann’s and Sebastian Barry’s Green Atlantic"

Victor Pacheco (chair)

16.00-17.00 Contemporary Irish Echoes in Argentina: a dialogue with writer Eduardo Cormick

Chair: Laura Izarra (USP)


17.00 Dramatic reading III / Leitura dramática III [EN/PT]

Afterplay, by Brian Friel

Roundtable:  Adriana Capuchinho; Laerte Mello; Eda Nagayama

Chair: Michelle Alvarenga (UnB/USP)


30 September


9.00-10.00 Plenary: “‘Passage, almost...': Transit, history and crisis in Paul Muldoon”

Rui Carvalho Homem (University of Porto)

Chair: Viviane Carvalho da Annunciação (University of Cambridge)


10.15-12.00 Panels IV - On translation

1) "The hidden part of Ulysses' translations in Brazil"

Camila Hespanhol Peruchi

2) "Thady’s Quirk Dialectal Monologue: A Translation Study from the Hiberno-English in Castle Rackrent, By Maria Edgeworth into Portuguese"

Natalia Ferrigolli Dias de Souza Campos

3) "Joyce’s Shakespeare in Brazil: an analysis of the translations"

Pedro Luís Sala Vieira (chair)

14.00-16.00 Roundtable: “Joyce and Every Body”

1) "Karl Ove Knausgard, a Reader of Joyce"

Tarso do Amaral (UERJ)

2) "Rubbish heaps, tiny pearls: Woolf, reader of Joyce"

Luísa de Freitas 

3) “Anna Livia Plurabelle’s Dancing Body”

Larissa Lagos (UFOP)

4) “The influence of Finnegans Wake on Merce Cunningham's Roartorio (1983)”

Giovana Ursini (CEFET-MG)

Chair: Elisa Lima Abrantes (UFRRJ)


17.00 Dramatic reading IV / Leitura dramática IV [EN/PT]

My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name? (1987), by Christina Reid / Meu nome, posso te falar o meu nome? Uma experiência radiofônica.

Round Table with Alinne Balduino P. Fernandes (coordinator, translator, director); Mariana Barreiros (actress); Matias Corbett Garcez (actor); Kristel Hemmer Casagranda (sound designer); Larah Roncalio (sound designer and sound editor).

Chair: Alinne Balduíno Pires Fernandes (UFSC)


ABEI Committee

Munira Hamud Mutran (Honorary President)

Laura Izarra (W.B. Yeats Chair / consultative member / USP)

Rosalie Rahal Haddad (consultative member)

Alessandra Cristina Rigonato (UFT)

Luci Collin (ABEI  / UFPR)

Camila Franco Batista (ABEI)

Caroline Moreira Eufransino (ABEI / IFSP)

Victor Augusto Pacheco (USP)

Academic Committee

Adriana Carvalho Capuchinho (UFT)

Ana Graça Canan (UFRN)

Cecília Adolpho Martins (USP)

Dirce Waltrick do Amarante (UFSC)

Maria Graciela Eliggi (UNLPam) 

Maria Rita Drumond Viana (UFSC)

Noélia Borges (UFBA)

Rejane de Souza Ferreira (UFT)

Tarso do Amaral de Sousa Cruz (UERJ)

Organizing Committee

Mariana Bolfarine (President of ABEI / UFR)

Elisa Lima Abrantes (Vice-president of ABEI / UFRRJ)

Vitor Alevato do Amaral (ABEI / UFF)

Local Committee

Elisa Lima Abrantes 

Carolina Franco (UFF)

Camila Hespanhol (Unicamp)

Filipe Cherchinaro (UFRRJ)

Gisele G. Wolkoff (UFF)

Maria Clara de Araújo Laerber (UFRRJ)

Pedro Luís Sala Vieira(UFF)

Peter O’Neill

Vitor Alevato do Amaral


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Papers can be submitted until 06 September.