MELBOURNE IRISH STUDIES SEMINARS
An Inter-University Forum for Irish and Irish-Australian Studies
Tuesdays, 6 pm to 7.30 pm
@ THE ORATORY, NEWMAN COLLEGE
When entering from Swanston Street, turn right into the main College building and up the stairs on the right of the corridor. Pre-seminar drinks will be at 6 p.m. and the paper will commence at 6.15 pm.
TUES. 21 NOVEMBER 2017
Peter Kuch (Eamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)
‘Irish Divorce and James Joyce’s Ulysses’.
Peter Kuch challenges the long-held conviction that prior to the second divorce referendum of 1995 Irish people could not obtain a divorce that gave them the right to remarry. Joyce knew otherwise. Obtaining a decree absolute in Edwardian Ireland, rather than separation from bed and board, was possible.
Those who wish to do so may join the group for dinner and/or a drink after the seminar at Naughton’s Hotel in Royal Parade.
Convenors:Philip Bull (LaTrobe University), Frances Devlin-Glass (Deakin University); Dianne Hall (Victoria University); Elizabeth Malcolm (University of Melbourne),