Wednesday June 13


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CAIS 2006 – Tentative Schedule

University of Ottawa/Université d’Ottawa

14-17 June 2006

Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Note: All sessions are in TBT 070 (room 070 of the Tabaret Building)

Registration is in the Rotunda of the Tabaret Building


Wednesday, June 14th

2:00 to 5:30 – Registration

5:30 to 7:30 – Opening Reception: Hosted by Irish Ambassador, Martin Burke

(Gather at the Registration desk for group transportation)

Thursday, June 15th

 9:30 to 10:45 – Urban Artistic Practices

Chair: Danine Farquharson (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Kathleen O’Brien (Concordia University), "Sculptural Abstractions and Concrete Discomfort"

Laurel Wypkema (Concordia University) "Intersections: City, Silence, Landscape, Trouble in Alan Clarke’s Elephant"

10:45 to 11:15 – Coffee Break

11:15 to 12:30 – Urban Imaginations

Chair: Mary Haslam (Tralee Institute of Technology)

Sylvie Gautier (Concordia University), "Benevolent Organisations and the Irish in 19th-Century Montréal"

Virginie Privas (Université Jean Moulin/Lyon 3), "Belfast: Babylon or New Jerusalem?"

Elizabeth Mannion (Trinity College Dublin), "Before O’Casey: Early Urban on the Abbey Stage"

12:30 to 1:30 – Lunch

1:30 to 2:45 – Writing the City

Chair: Pádraig Ó Siadhail (Saint Mary’s University)

Neal Alexander (Trinity College Carmarthen), "Ciarán Carson's Belfast"

Stephanie Schwerter (University of Ulster), "Urban Carnival"

Dominic Manganiello (University of Ottawa), "Ulysses as a Comic Tale of Two Cities"

2:45 to 3:30 – Coffee break


RECEPTION TO FOLLOW: Bytown Museum (located beside the Ottawa Locks of the Rideau Canal) Sponsored by the Chair of Celtic Studies, University of Ottawa.

Current Exhibit: Assassination on Sparks Street: The Lives of D’Arcy McGee and Patrick Whelan


Friday, June 16th

9:30 to 10:45 – IRELAND FUND OF CANDA KEYNOTE EVENT: KIERAN BONNER (Director of the Human Sciences Initiative, St. Jerome’s University, and Co-Investigator and Chair of the Executive of the Culture of the Cities)

"You can't have your cake and eat it too!" Bewley's Cafe and the "New" Dublin

10:45 to 11:15 – coffee break

11:15 to 12:30 – Urban Developments

Chair: Jason King (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

Sandra Murdock (Queen’s University, Belfast), "Another Other: The Chinese in Belfast"

Katherine Nielsen (Montreal), "The Importance of the River Liffey in Contemporary Dublin Town Planning"

Angèle Smith (University of Northern British Columbia) "Integrating the Marginal: Dublin's Cityscape of Multi-Ethnic Communities"

Alex Slaby (Université de Caen), "Unbuilt Dublin: Raymond McGrath’s Vision of the City"

12:30 to 1:30 – Lunch

1:30 to 2:45 – Questioning Urban Discourse

Chair: Jerry White (University of Alberta)

Jason King (National University of Ireland, Maynooth), "Leopold Bloom and Ginger Coffey"

Mary Haslam (Tralee Institute of Technology), "Questioning Anti-imperial Discourse in Lower Canada, 1822-1839"

Maude Letendre (Université du Québec, Chicoutimi), "Irish Founders and their Descendants in Contemporary Quebec"

2:45 to 3:15 – coffee break

3:15 to 4:30 – Questioning Urban Topographies

Chair: Sean Farrell (Northern Illinois University)

Pádraig Ó Siadhail (Saint Mary’s University), "Bomb, Boom & Bust: (London)Derry, Ireland & Londonderry, Nova Scotia"

Lorrie Blair (Concordia University), "Famine Memorials: Place/Displaced"

Robert Grace (Université Laval), "Quebec City: Fenian Capital of Canada?"

7:00 – Meeting of the Executive

Blackthorne Cafe (15 Clarence St. – Byward Market)

 Saturday, June 17th

10:00 to 11:15 – Violence and Art

Chair: Laurel Wypkema (Concordia University)

Mary Burgess Smyth (University of Notre Dame), "Painting Partition"

Danine Farquharson (Memorial University of Newfoundland), "Sexing the Rising"

Julia Wright (Dalhousie University), "'As If It Would Crack the Nerve':  The Banims' Sensitive Invalid and Rural Terror"

11:15 to 11:45 – Coffee break

11:45 to 1:00 – Rurality and Beyond

Chair: Cecil Houston (University of Windsor)

Sean Farrell (Northern Illinois University), "Women in the Writing of Sectarian Violence"

Jerry White (University of Alberta), "Breton Expatriates, Gaeltacht TV Pirates and the Ideology of European Unification"

1:00 to 2:30 – Lunch

AGM – 2:30 to 4:00

Closing Banquet at The Place Next Door

320 Rideau St. (789-7700), just a few blocks' walk from U of O (across from the Bytowne Cinema)

Cocktails at 6:30

Banquet at 7:00

Guest Speaker: John Kelly (Now residing in the Ottawa area, Dubliner John P. Kelly is a veteran theatre actor and director and former executive with RTE and the European Broadcasting Union)