20th Australasian Irish Studies Conference Sydney 2013

The 20th Australasian Conference for Irish Studies was held in Sydney at the Global Irish Studies Centre, University of New South Wales, 4 – 7 December 2013.

Keynote speakers

Professor Joanna BOURKE

Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom
A ‘diabolical crime’: Sexual violence in Irish history
Bourke_abstract

Professor Mark FINNANE

Griffith University, Australia
The ends of silence: Child abuse, church and government in Ireland and Australia
Finnane_abstract

Associate Professor Tom INGLIS

University College Dublin, Ireland
The end of Irish difference
Inglis_abstract

Professor Elizabeth MALCOLM

University of Melbourne, Australia
The end(s) of massacre in Ireland
Malcolm_abstract

Other speakers (in alphabetical order)

Dr Wayne ATKINSON

University of Melbourne, Australia
Aboriginal and Irish colonisation: Historical parallels
Atkinson_abstract

Ms Tamlyn AVERY

University of New South Wales, Australia
From rebellious artists to teenage thugs: Joyce to Farrell, or the Irish coming-of-age in twentieth-century America
Avery_abstract

Dr Richard BARLOW

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Joyce and the ends of the world
Barlow_abstract

Miss Brooke BOLAND

University of New South Wales, Australia
The English language translation of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s Irish Language Poetry
Boland_abstract

Ms Fidelma BREEN

University of Adelaide, Australia
‘Using Australian means for Irish ends’: A study of South Australian support for the Irish Home Rule movement, 1883–1912
Breen_abstract

Ms Attracta BROWNLEE

National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
The ‘End’ of Catholic Ireland: Statistics, Lies and Transformations
Brownlee_abstract

Dr Philip BULL

La Trobe University, Australia
Edward Moore Richards, railways, slavery and Civil War: An Irish landlord in Virginia and Kansas, 1849–66
Bull_abstract

Dr Elaine BYRNE

University of New South Wales, Australia
The Irish Senate 1922–1928
Byrne_abstract

Associate Professor Nick CARTER

Australian Catholic University (Strathfield), Australia
Means and ends: Making sense of Irish responses to Italian unification
Carter_abstract

Mr Patrick COLEMAN

University of Otago / Lincoln University, New Zealand
King Billy Down Under: The Material culture of Orangeism
Coleman_abstract

Dr Vicky CONWAY

University of Kent, United Kingdom
Policing, politics and post-colonialism: A Study of an Garda Síochána
Conway_abstract

Dr Sharon CROZIER-DE ROSA

University of Wollongong, Australia
Shame and feminists’ constructions of a new Irish identity
Crozier_de_Rossa_abstract

Dr Emily CULLEN

Australian Catholic University (Melbourne), Australia
The play of the harp in the south: Contexts for Ireland’s national emblem among the Irish diaspora
Cullen_abstract

Dr Anne CUNNINGHAM

Without the ‘benefit of mental reservation’: Newspapers and the Coningham divorce case 1900/1901
Cunningham_abstract

Honorary Associate Professor Frances DEVLIN-GLASS

Deakin University, Australia
Resurrecting cultures: Does the Irish revival have implications for a remote Aboriginal community?
Devlin_Glass_abstract

Mr Tony EARLS

Code word ‘hurling’: A response to Orange demonstrations in Australia
Earls_abstract

Ms Ann ELDER

The end of the beginning: A Kiwi’s-eye view of the modern Irish literary movement in the 1930s
Elder_abstract

Dr Jeremy FERNANDO

National University of Singapore, Singapore
On dancing and trains; Or John Duffy’s Brother
Fernando_abstract

Mr Liam FLOOD

La Trobe University, Australia
Local demonstrations concerning distant disputes: Re-visiting Melbourne’s 1840s sectarian outbursts
Flood_abstract

Professor James FRANKLIN

University of New South Wales, Australia

& Mr Gerry NOLAN

University of New South Wales, Australia

‘Archbishop Mannix’s attempt to visit Ireland, 1920’
Franklin_Nolan_abstract

Miss Niamh GALLAGHER

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Irish Canadian Rangers, 1914–17: Catholic loyalism and John Redmond’s policy of Home Rule
Gallagher_abstract

Mr Brad GAUNCE

University of New Brunswick (Saint John), Canada
The Irish language in the diaspora: A case study
Gaunce_abstract

Ms Kristin GROGAN

University of New South Wales, Australia
Pound, Joyce, and the Modern Epic
Grogan_abstract

Dr Antoine GUILLEMETTE

And what about us? How the Irish speakers used the Easter Rising commemorative context to voice their hopes and despair
Gulliemette_abstract

Ms Cathy GUINNESS

Colonisers and colonised in Australia: A family history illustrating how the Irish connection can assist reconciliation
Guiness_abstract

Ms Lyn GUMB

Murdoch University, Australia
The trauma of indifference: the construction of an Irish slave narrative
Gumb_abstract

Dr Dianne HALL

Victoria University, Australia
Remembering and forgetting: Gendered violence in the memory of the 1641 rising
Hall_abstract

Dr Jennifer HARRISON

University of Queensland, Australia
‘Adored nymph or plodding general servant?’: Irish immigrant orphan girls in the subtropics, 1848–50
Harrison_abstract

Dr Brian JACKSON

Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland
Postcards from the edge? An Irishman in Argentina, 1907–1910
Jackson_abstract

Ms Stephanie JAMES

Flinders University, Australia
At both ends of the earth: Mayo to Dublin via Australia – The life of John W Walshe (1853–1915), Irish Land Leaguer and the first Irish Party delegate to the Colonies
James_abstract

Dr Anne JAMISON

University of Western Sydney, Australia
The real New Woman: The politics of female friendship in E. Œ. Somerville and Martin Ross’s The Silver Fox (1897)
Jamieson_abstract

Ms Miri JASSY

University of New South Wales, Australia
Mind your hats going in! Ireland upended
Jassy_abstract

Joan KAVANAGH (in absentia)

& Dr Dianne SNOWDEN University of Tasmania, Australia

Grangegorman Female Convict Depot: The end of a way of life in Ireland and the start of a new one in Van Diemen’s Land
Kavanagh_Snowden_abstract

Ms Jasmin KELAITA

University of New South Wales
‘I like to be related; Just to be is so intransitive, so lonely’: The architectural Irish subject in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Last September
Kelaita_abstract

Dr Jeff KILDEA

University of New South Wales, Australia
Report on ‘Irish Anzacs’: A major new research project funded by the Irish Government’s Emigrant Support Programme
Kildea_abstract

Dr Rina KIM

University of Auckland, New Zealand
Nerve endings: The synaptic chasm in Beckett’s writing
Kim_abstract

Professor Peter KUCH

University of Otago, New Zealand
Suspended endings—nothing ‘but’ Yeats
Kuch_abstract

Dr Ben LEVITAS

Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom
Metatheatre and performativity in W. B. Yeats’s The Dreaming of the Bones
Levitas_abstract

Dr Matthew LEWIS

University of Newcastle, Australia
Partition and republican violence on the Irish border, 1920–1923
Lewis_abstract

Mr Rowan Patrick LIGHT

From ‘Irish exile’ to ‘Australian pagan’: The Christian Brothers, Irish handball, and Irish-Australian identity in the early twentieth century
Light_abstract

Dr Dymphna LONERGAN

Flinders University, Australia
The language and the 1911 Census< a href=”/static/files/assets/7e155f15/Lonergan_abstract.pdf”>Lonergan_abstract

Dr Maebh LONG

University of the South Pacific
The figure of the law in Kevin Barry and Flann O’Brien
Long_abstract

Dr Laura McATACKNEY

University College Dublin, Ireland
‘The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean?’: Archaeological understandings of the Irish plantation of Montserrat
McAtackney_abstract

Mr Peter H. MacFIE

James Hackett: Outspoken affluent Irish Catholic distiller and family, Van Diemen’s land 1828–1841
McFie_abstract

Dr Matt McGUIRE

University of Western Sydney, Australia
The Novel and Transitional Justice: David Park’s The Truth Commissioner
McGuire_abstract

Dr Siobhan McHUGH

University of Wollongong, Australia
Bridging the gap? Mixed marriage as mediator between Catholics and Protestants in Australia 1920s–1970s
McHugh_abstract

Dr Perry McINTYRE

The University of New South Wales, Australia
Famine – the end of Ireland?
McIntyre_abstract

Ms Anne McMAHON

The Irish Prison Hulks; 1823–1837
McMahon_abstract

Ms Jeanette MOLLENHAUER

Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Really far yet reel-y near: Competitive Irish dancing in Sydney since Riverdance
Mollenhauer_abstract

Dr Kevin MOLLOY

State Library of Victoria, Australia
‘A man with a good purse of gold’: John D’Arcy, the Great Famine, and the goldfields of California and Victoria
Molloy_abstract

Mr Lachlan MONTGOMERY

University of New South Wales, Australia
Irish Modernism and German Expressionism: the influence of James Joyce and Jack B. Yeats in Samuel Beckett’s German diaries
Montgomery_abstract

Dr Natasha MOORE

University of New South Wales
The Centre and the Periphery: William Allingham as Irish Poet and Man of Letters
Moore_abstract

Mr Peter MOORE

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Kerry cousins: How to study Irish lawyers in Australia
Peter_Moore_abstract

Dr Fabrice MOURLON

University of Paris 13, France
Towards closure? Meeting the needs of victims and survivors of the conflict in Northern Ireland
Mourlon_abstract

Dr Annemarie MURLAND & Kiera O’TOOLE

University of Newcastle, Australia
Visualising Ireland: Homage to otherness
Mourland_O_Toole_abstract

Mr Enda MURRAY

University of Western Sydney
Domestic ethnography and performative documentary in the Irish-Australian intercultural film ‘Secret Family Recipes’
Murray_abstract

Dr Una NEWELL

University College Dublin, Ireland
The West must wait: Conceptualising the political and social realities of the Irish Free State, 1922–1932
Newell_abstract

Dr Mary O’CONNELL

University of New South Wales, Australia
The Irish Land War: A diasporic victory?
O_Connell_abstract

Dr Nessa O’MAHONY and Lorraine PURCELL

‘Reading between the lines: Recreating one Irish family’s history in New South Wales, 1850-1915
O_Mahoney_Purcell_abstract

Dr Pamela O’NEILL

University of New South Wales, Australia
Othrus in early Irish law: unworkable legal fiction or practical social reality?
O_Neill_

Dr Éidín O’Shea

University of Southern Queensland

& Ms Gabrielle Rowen-Clarke

University of Southern Queensland

Reconsidering Joyce: Imagined Globalised ‘Gatherings’ and Ireland’s Recurring Failures
O_Shea_Rowen_Clarke_abstract

Associate Professor Maryna ROMANETS

University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
The monstrous-queer meets the monstrous-feminine: Revisionary intertextuality in Emma Donoghue and Oksana Zabuzhko
Romanets_abstract

Ms Gabrielle ROWEN-CLARKE

University of Southern Queensland
Ulysses: Famine versus the Taste of Life … Yes
Rowen_Clarke_abstract

Dr Liz RUSHEN

Monash University, Australia
Swing-swanging their way to ‘Sidney’: Unpacking the emigration experiences of Irish immigrant women
Rushen_abstract

Dr Matthew RYAN

Australian Catholic University (Melbourne), Australia
Writing home in the money story: Anne Enright and Paul Murray
Ryan_abstract

Dr Andrew SHIELDS

University of New South Wales, Australia
Charles Lever and the ‘ends’ of Irish history
Sheilds_abstract

Associate Professor Katherine SIDE

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
‘Shifting Spaces: Constructing rural pasts in Northern Ireland’
Side_abstract

Mr Chris SULLIVAN

Southern Cross University
No Irish Need Apply: The missing voice in Australian Folklore
Sullivan_abstract

Honorary Associate Professor Robin SULLIVAN

University of Queensland

& Associate Professor Rod SULLIVAN

University of Queensland

‘Brisbane’s most brilliant club’? The Queensland Irish Association, 1898–1928
Sullivan_Sullivan_abstract

Associate Professor Iain TWIDDY

Hokkaido University, Japan
Terminal words: Cancer and conflict in recent Irish poetry
Twiddy_abstract

Dr Stephen UTICK

Irish or British identity? Cultural tension within the life of Charles Gordon O’Neill (1828–1900)
utick_abstract

Ms Jill VAUGHAN

The University of Melbourne
Voices from the ends of the earth: The Irish speaker in Ireland and the diaspora
Vaughan_abstract

Ms Andrea WALISSER

Simon Fraser University, Canada
Parading anxieties, shifting sectarianism: Power, language, and the contested ‘end’ of the Troubles in Northern Ireland at Drumcree, 1995–2001
Walisser

Dr Valerie WALLACE

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
An unlikely alliance? Ulster Presbyterians, Scottish Dissenters and the Irish Repeal Movement
Wallace_abstract

Ms Samantha WATSON

University of New South Wales
Irish society and environment in early English colonial discourse
Watson_abstract

Mr Gerard WINDSOR

1973–2013: Personal Bookends
Windsor_abstract

Jonathan M. WOODING

University of Sydney
The early Irish at the ends of the Earth
Wooding_abstract