Thursday, 30 December
704. Irish Writing and the Public Sphere
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 406, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the American Conference for Irish Studies
Presiding: John P. Harrington, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.
1. “The Irish Poetry-Reading Poem,” Lucy McDiarmid, Villanova Univ.
2. “Spectacles for Public Consumption: The Performance of Sacrifice and the Sacrifice of Performance in Depictions of the IRA in Irish Theater,” Mary Ann Ryan, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
3. “‘Siberia’ or ‘Green Fields’? The Suburbs, the Public Sphere, and Irish Writing,” Andrew F. Kincaid, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee