MISS Seminars: Peter Kuch – Irish Divorce and James Joyce’s Ulysses

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 6:00pm — 7:30pm

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.

These are free public seminars. For further details email <P.J.Bull@latrobe.edu.auOR <francesdevlinglass@gmail.com> OR <Dianne.Hall@vu.edu.au>. OR<e.malcolm@unimelb.edu.au>

Convenors:Philip Bull (LaTrobe University), Frances Devlin-Glass (Deakin University); Dianne Hall (Victoria University); Elizabeth Malcolm (University of Melbourne),