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Words for Music, Perhaps: A Day-long Symposium on Irish Lyric and Song
March 31, 2017 @ 9:45 am - 6:00 pm
“Words for Music, Perhaps” features panel discussions by renowned scholars Matt Campbell, Aileen Dillane, Paul Hamilton, Barry McCrea, Maureen McLane, Paul Muldoon, Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, Iarla O’Lionaird, and Dan Trueman, along with musical performances by guest artists John Burkhalter, David Kellett, and Dasha Koltunyuk. The panel begins at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, March 31, in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater located on the first floor at 185 Nassau Street. Free and open to the public.
9:45 AM | INTRODUCTION
9:50-11:30 AM | PANEL 1 — NINETEENTH CENTURY SONG
Matt Campbell (University of York) — “Authentic Dross, from Bunting and Moore to Petrie and Joyce”
Paul Hamilton (Queen Mary, London) — “Irish Melodies: Thomas Moore’s lyrical politics in the context of European Romanticism”
Maureen McLane (NYU) — “Ballad Mediality and ‘World Literature’: From 18th C. Antiquarians to Spotify”
Diarmuid Ó Giolláin (Notre Dame) — “Thomas Crofton Croker and the Irish Lament”
12:00-12:45 PM | MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Thomas Moore’s songs — John Burkhalter, David Kellett, Dasha Koltunyuk
12:50-1:50 PM | BREAK
2:00-3:30 PM | PANEL 2 — TWENTIETH CENTURY IRISH SONG
Dr. Aileen Dillane (University of Limerick) — “Structures of Feeling in Contemporary Irish Song: Old Themes, New Voices”
Barry McCrea (University of Notre Dame) — “Sean Ó Riordáin: The Irish Language as Lyrical Longing”
Paul Muldoon (Princeton) — “The One Burden: Yeats and Song”
4:30-6:00 PM | MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Olagón, A Cantata In Doublespeak — Paul Muldoon, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Dan Trueman
*schedule subject to change
The Fund for Irish Studies is generously sponsored by the Durkin Family Trust and the James J. Kerrigan, Jr. ’45 and Margaret M. Kerrigan Fund for Irish Studies.