Call for Papers: Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference, 1-2 May 2014

1-2 May 2014, at University College Dublin in association with the UCD English Graduate Society and Humanities Institute

The UCD English Graduate Society warmly invites MA and PhD students of all levels to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words that engage with the theme ‘Emerging Perspectives’ for the 2014 EGS Graduate Conference.

Since 2010 the UCD English Graduate Society has provided early-stage scholars in universities across Ireland with the opportunity to share their research in a supportive environment. The fruits of their labour have been published annually in the postgraduate journal Emerging Perspectives.

The aim of the society’s 2014 conference is to continue fostering interdisciplinary dialogue amongst the greater Irish postgraduate community; early-career scholars and MA students are strongly encouraged to apply. Submissions from international institutions are also welcome.

We encourage submissions from a broad range of areas surrounding the below disciplines including but by no means limited to:

• American, British, Irish Literature: New approaches to literature, multiculturalism, devolution, globalisation, ecocriticism, migration, diasporas, historical materialism;

• Medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Romantic, Victorian, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, Beats, Postmodernism, Digital Age/ Post-postmodernism;

• Theory: Materialism, structuralism, deconstruction, postmodernism, gender & queer theory, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, world literature, digital humanities;

• Novels, poetry, film, drama.

This event will be held in the UCD Humanities Institute on the UCD Belfield campus, Dublin 4. A selection of the proceedings of the conference will be published in the fifth volume of Emerging Perspectives.

We invite abstracts of 200-300 words by 28 February, 2014, for 20 minute presentations.

Submissions for panels are also invited.

Please email submissions as well as any queries regarding the event to englishgradsoc@ucd.ie

 

UCD English Graduate Society Postgraduate Conference, 2-3 May 2013

 “Emerging Perspectives”

an Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference in association with the UCD Humanities Institute & the School of English, Drama and Film

2-3 May,10am-5.30pm

 H204, UCD Humanities Institute

The EGS is delighted to announce the schedule for its upcoming postgraduate symposium, featuring a wide range of papers from MA and PhD students, covering genre fiction, film studies, secularism and religion, sci-fi, post-war literature and Irish fiction.
The first day will be followed by a wine reception and the launch of Volume III of our journal “Emerging Perspectives”, while day two will be followed by a keynote presentation by Kevin Power: author of Bad Day in Blackrock, and current UCD PhD scholar. 

The aim of the EGS 2013 symposium is to continue actively promoting exciting new research and interdisciplinary dialogue in the greater Irish postgraduate community amongst early career scholars and MA students. Selections from the conference will be published in the fourth volume of our postgraduate journal Emerging Perspectives.

We look forward to your attendance at what promises to be an exciting event!

EGS Final Schedule

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EGS- Humanities Institute Career Development Workshop

30 April: EGS- Humanities Institute Career Development Workshop

Early Career Scholars Event

H204, Humanities Institute, 9 am-1.30 pm

The EGS, in association with the Humanities Institute presents a Career Development
Series in room H204, Humanities Institute on Tuesday
30 April at 9 am-1.30 pm. The workshop will focus on early stage
postgraduate issues: including PhD project management, the PhD
experience, and academic event management.

Registration is free and is open to postgraduate students and
postdoctoral fellows. Places are limited so pre-registration is
necessary. Registration operates on a ‘first come, first served’
basis. To register, email Dr Noreen Giffney,
UCD Humanities Institute with the following details:

- Delegate’s name, School where registered, supervisor’s name
– PhD working title and short description of topic of thesis (c. 150 words)
– Short biographical statement (c. 150 words), including research
interests, conference/ seminar – – presentations, teaching experience,
and publications

Call for papers: Emerging Perspectives graduate conference

May 2-3, 2013 at University College Dublin in association with the UCD English Graduate Society and Humanities Institute

Submission deadline extended to March 10th.

The UCD English Graduate Society warmly invites MA and PhD students of all levels to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words which engage with the theme ‘Emerging Perspectives’ for the 2013 EGS Postgraduate Symposium.

Since 2010 the UCD English Graduate Society has provided early stage scholars in universities across Ireland with the opportunity to share their research in a supportive environment. Selections from conferences and seminars have been published annually in the postgraduate journal Emerging Perspectives.

The aim of the EGS 2013 symposium is to continue actively promoting exciting new research and interdisciplinary dialogue in the greater Irish postgraduate community: early career scholars and MA students are strongly encouraged to apply.

We invite submissions from a broad range of areas within the below disciplines including but by no means limited to:

  • New approaches to literature, multiculturalism, devolution, globalisation, migration, diasporas, historical materialism (American, British, Irish Literature.)
  • Medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Romantic, Victorian, Realism, Naturalism.
  • Modernism, the Beats, Surrealism, Peripheral Modernities.
  • Postmodernism, Digital Age/ Post-postmodernism?
  • Theory: Materialism, structuralism, deconstruction, postmodernism, gender & queer theory, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, world literature, digital humanities.
  • Novels, poetry, film, drama

This event will be held in the UCD Humanities Institute on the UCD Belfield campus. A selection of the proceedings from the conference will be published in the fourth volume of Emerging Perspectives.

Deadline for submission of abstracts, 300 words maximum, by March 10th 2013 for 20 minute presentations. Submissions for panels are also invited.

Please email submissions as well as any queries regarding the event to englishgradsoc@ucd.ie

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Early-Stage Postgraduate Drop in Clinic & Literary Pub Crawl 30th October

The EGS will hold an Early-Stage Postgraduate Drop in Clinic from 4-6pm in the Humanities Institute of Ireland on Tuesday the 30th of October. The event is informal: member of the EGS will be on hand to discuss topics relevant for PhD students in the first year or two of their research, from fees and funding, to applying for scholarships, research skills, the structured PhD programme, tutoring, managing your supervisor, organising conferences, publishing and PhD life. All postgraduates, from MAs to later-stage PhDs and in-between, are invited to attend.

The event will be followed up with a Halloween themed literary pub crawl. More details to follow.

EGS Postgraduate Welcome Event

The School of English, Drama & Film & the English Graduate Society present…

POSTGRADUATE WELCOME EVENT

Wednesday, October 3rd

4pm in J208

 

The English Graduate Society will host the first School of English, Drama & Film seminar of the academic year at which

Miriam Haughton will present “Laundries or Labour Camps? Staging Ireland’s ‘Rule of Silence’”

 

The seminar will be followed by a WELCOME EVENT for all new MA & PhD students from 5.30pm in the First Floor Common Room, Block A, Newman Building.

For more information visit www.englishgradsocucd.wordpress.com/  or email us at englishgradsoc@ucd.ie

UCD English Graduate Society

http://www.ucd.ie/englishanddrama/graduatestudies/englishgraduatesociety/

 

Who are we?

The English Graduate Society was established to create a sense of community among postgraduates in the School of English, Drama and Film. The Society’s overall aim is to help foster a support network among the 160 or so registered School graduates.

 

What do we do?

The English Graduate Society organises seminars, MA and PhD info events, and welcome events for new postgraduate students. This year the society will be organising a Postgraduate Symposium due to take place before the March break in 2013. Postgraduate students at all levels, both MA and PhD are encouraged to present either 25 or 45 minute talks.

Speakers from the symposium, and postgraduates who wish to publish book reviews or conference proceedings will be invited to publish in the Society’s journal Emerging Perspectives.

Annually the society also organises a literary pub crawl, and a PhD information session for MA students.

 

How do I get involved?

Attend the first seminar on Wednesday the 3rd of October in J208 at 4pm, with a welcome event taking place afterwards at 5.30pm in the Common Room, 1st Floor, Block A, Newman Building.

English Graduate Society

Semester 1 2012: Events Listing

3rd October:

EGS Special Staff Research Seminar & EGS Welcome Event

“Laundries or Labour Camps? Staging Ireland’s ‘Rule of Silence’”

Miriam Haughton (UCD)

4pm Room J208, Newman Building

 EGS Welcome Event:

Immediately following the staff seminar in the Common Room, 1st Floor, Block A, Newman Building (5.30-7.30pm)

30th October:

Early Stage PhD Information Session

H205 Humanities Institute of Ireland, (Time TBA): Covering the structured PhD, tutoring, research methods, PhD life, and fees and financing.

Halloween Literary Walk

Immediately following the information session: join us on a literary tour of Dublin’s favourite ‘haunts’.

14th November:

EGS Special Staff Research Seminar

“Object Lessons and Memorial Failure in Madeleine Yale Wynne’s ‘The Little Room'”

Dr Dara Downey (TCD)

4pm, Room J208, Newman Building

 

For more information, or to submit a paper for the Semester 2 2013 postgraduate symposium please email:  Englishgradsoc@ucd.ie