ACIS-West 2011 Program: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Coffee
9:00 am – 9:30 am, King Library, room 225

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
9:30 am – 10:30 am, King Library, room 225

Patrick Lonergan (National University of Ireland, Galway): “Performance, Nation, Globalization: Imaging Ireland After the Celtic Tiger.”

PANEL SESSIONS 2

Panel 1: Adaptation: Novel to Stage, Stage to Stage, and Feet to Hands
10:45 am – 12:00 noon, King Library, room 225

Chair: Jodi Chilson (Boise State University)

  • Bisi Adigun (Trinity College, Dublin): “To Adapt or Not to Adapt: The Question of Originality in a Nigerian Rewrite of Two Irish Plays.”
  • Charlotte McIvor (Santa Clara University): “‘We Speak No Americano’: You Tube as Memory Machine of the Global(ized) Irish, or How Irish Hand-Dancing Took Over the World.”
  • Maria Szasz (University of New Mexico): Finian’s Rainbow as Musical Adaptation and Social Critique.”

Panel 2: Education and Mobility
10:45 am – 12:00 noon, Schiro Room, King Library, room 550

Chair: Carlos Garcia (San José State University)

  • Noeleen Boylan (Galway – Mayo Institute of Technology): “Changing Face of Higher Education in Ireland.”
  • Catherine Duggan (Attorney at Law): “Social Mobility and Economic Independence in Celtic Ireland.”
  • John L. Murphy (DeVry University, Long Beach): “The promotion of an ‘Irish Zen Saint,’ Maura O’Halloran.”

Panel 3: Performing Ireland through Film
10:45 – 12:00 noon, Hugh Gillis Hall, room 231

Chair: Ann Owens Weekes (University of Arizona)

  • Shane Trayers (Macon State College): “‘You Can’t Protect Your Women’: Sympathetic Irish Terrorists in Film 1980-1998.”
  • Jennifer Molidor (Kansas State University, Salina): “Mothering The Tiger: Globalization and the Trans-national Representation of Irish Motherhood in Film.”
  • Jeanne Armstrong (Western Washington University): “Descent to the Underworld and Rebirth in Neil Jordan’s Ondine.
  • Drew Todd (San José State University): “Adapting Patrick McCabe’s The Butcher Boy.”

LUNCH (on your own)
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

PANEL SESSIONS 3

Panel 1: Roddy Doyle, Global Identities, and Considerations of Race
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm, King Library, room 225

Chair: Audrey S. Eyler (Pacific Lutheran University)

  • Eva White (Indiana University, Kokomo): “From the Global in The Deportees to the Personal in Bullfighting: Roddy Doyle’s Continued Search for Irish Identity.”
  • Mindi R. McMann (University of California, Davis ): “Global North.”
  • Raina Celnik-Hickey (San Francisco State University): “Roddy Doyle and the National Myth.”

Panel 2: Ireland and the Global Press
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm, Schiro Room, King Library, room 550

Chair: James P. Walsh (San José State University)

  • Myles Dungan (Trinity College, Dublin): “‘Ruffian Prints’ – Delivering ‘Hibernia’ from the Irish-American Press – an Aspect of British Government Censorship in Ireland in the 1880s.”
  • Cian T. McMahon (University of Nevada, Las Vegas): “Caricaturing Race and Nation in the Irish-American Press, 1870-1880.”
  • Meghara Eichhorn-Hicks (University of Kansas): “Performative Nationalism and Cultural Memory: Playboy after the Riots.”
  • Dave Ferman (University of Oklahoma): “A Report and an Apology: Framing England’s Bloody Sunday Mea Culpa.

Panel 3: Performance of Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm, Hugh Gillis Hall, room 231

Chair: Charlotte Headrick (Oregon State University)

Veteran Broadway actor Anthony Newfield will present selections from his oneperson performance of Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf.

PANEL SESSIONS 4

Panel 1: Performing Ireland on Stage and in Everyday Life
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm, King Library, room 225

Chair: Charlotte Headrick (Oregon State University)

  • Catherine M. Eagan (Las Positas College): “‘A Familiar Condescension’: Irish and African-American Oppression in the Plays of Dion Boucicault.”
  • Laura O’Connor (University of California, Irvine): “Risky business in McPherson’s The Seafarer
  • Peter Weise (University of California, Davis): “Charles Macklin’s ‘Original’ Irish Brogue.”
  • Sara Brady (Bronx Community College, City University of New York): “Stopover: Shannon Airport as a Global Site of Performance.”

Panel 2: Poetry and Translation
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm, Schiro Room, King Library, room 550

Chair: John L. Murphy (DeVry University, Long Beach)

  • Peter Denman (National University of Ireland, Maynooth): “Translation and Internationalisation: The Case of Ciaran Carson.”
  • Marthine Satris (University of California, Santa Barbara): “The Influence of State Funding on the Publication of Poetry in Ireland.”
  • Scott Raymoure (Bard College): “Yeats the Emersonian.”

Panel 3: Staged Reading of Bisi Adigun’s The Playboy of the Sunny South East
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm, Hugh Gillis Hall, room 231

Chair: David Terry (San José State University)

Bisi Adigun (Trinity College, Dublin) and San José State University Students will read selections from Adigun’s play, The Playboy of the Sunny South East.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm, King Library, room 225

John Scott (Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Dublin): “Dancing through Borders: The Making of Modern Dance with Refugees and Survivors of Torture in Multicultural Ireland.”

PANEL SESSION 5

Panel 1: Staged Reading from Gemma Whelan’s
Fiona Stolen Child
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm, Hugh Gillis Hall, room 231

San Francisco Bay Area Actors will read selections from Gemma Whelan’s novel Fiona Stolen Child. Q&A with Gemma Whelan to follow.

OPTIONAL DINNER
The Loft Restaurant, 90 S. Second Street
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE PERFORMANCE: SELKIE TIDES
Choreographed by Sharon Took-Zozaya
8:00 pm, Hal Todd Theatre, Hugh Gillis Hall, room 103

Inspired by Scottish and Irish tales of shape-shifting seals, Selkie Tides features live music with narration and traditional vocals by acclaimed Gaelic singer Mary McLaughlin, as well as original music by Mathew Schreiber. Performers include a rich cross section of the community, featuring both professional dancers and community dancers with and without disabilities, singers, musicians, and narrators. The performance explores themes common to archetypal Irish folk-lore about merrows and Scottish folklore about magical seal beings. It relates these timeless shape-shifting stories to present day challenges experienced by able-bodied and disabled people across the globe.

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