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    Screening the Irish in Britain: Trinity College Dublin, 26 Sept 09

    By Noreen Bowden | August 20, 2009

    The provisional schedule for “Screening the Irish in Britain”, a film conference being hosted at Trinity College Dublin on 26 September, has been announced.

    The conference is being held in the Samuel Beckett seminar room at the Samuel Beckett Centre.

    This project is supported by the Trinity College Dublin Long Room Hub Research Initiative Funding Scheme, and there is no attendance fee.

    If you would like to be kept up to date with the project, please email your name to the project director, Dr Ruth Barton (

    Provisional Schedule

    9.15: Seminar opening

    Dr Marcus Free, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick:
    On the Edge: the Irish in Britain as a Troubled and Troubling Presence in the Work of Jimmy McGovern and Alan Bleasdale

    Dr Paula Gilligan, IADT:
    ‘Free Agents-mobile reflexive and white’; Representation of the
    ‘Professional’ Irish Women in Contemporary Popular English TelevisionDrama.

    Dr Pat Brereton, Dublin City University
    Fictional representations of the Irish in Contemporary British TV Drama: A case study of EastEnders [1997 special set in Ireland] and Father Ted et al.

    10.50�11.15: Coffee break

    Prof Charles Barr, University College Dublin
    Ealing’s View of Ireland

    Daniel Fitzpatrick
    Reexamining Sister Clodagh’s ‘Irishness’ in Black Narcissus (1947)

    Dr Lance Pettitt, Leeds Metropolitan University:
    Between Archive and Anecdote: Towards an Exilic History of Irish Cinema in England

    1.15�2.15 – Lunch break

    Prof John Hill, Royal Holloway, University of London
    The Irish and Working-class ‘Authenticity’ in the films of Ken Loach

    Prof Bronwen Walter, Anglia Ruskin University
    Including the Irish: taken-for-granted representations of the Irish in England

    Prof Martin McLoone, University of Ulster
    Why Didn’t Kevin Keegan play for Ireland? Contrasting Narratives of the Irish in Britain

    3.35�3.55: Coffee Break

    3.55 – 5.15
    Zélie Asava, University College Dublin
    ‘No blacks, no dogs, no Irish’: being black and Irish in Neil Jordan’s Britain

    Emmie McFadden, Sheffield Hallam University,
    Hyde and Seek: English-Irish Hybridity in Stephen Frears’ Mary Reilly

    Padraic Killeen, Trinity College Dublin
    Stained Flesh – Ireland As Idyll / Damp Patch in Mike Leigh’s Naked

    Deirdre Lynch, Dublin Institute of Technology:
    ‘ReConfiguring Elderly Male Irish Immigrants in London through
    Ethnographic Film Practice’

    Screening: I Only Came Over for a Couple of Years… (2003)
    Dir: David Kelly, Prod: Tony Murray
    This film will be introduced by Dr Tony Murray, London Metropolitan University

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