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Public Study Morning - Marginal Irish Modernisms Research Network


Marginal Irish Modernisms Research Network

Public Study Morning: ‘Visualising the Irish City in the Modernist Age’

Saturday 28 May, 10.00–12.30

National Gallery of Ireland, Lecture Theatre


Looking beyond the towering achievement of James Joyce’s Ulysses as a modernist representation of the city, this half-day study morning will consider how other artists working across the visual arts, film and literature imagined the Irish city in the early-to-mid twentieth century. The morning will consist of the following talks:

Kathryn Milligan (National Gallery of Ireland)
‘“We want no jazzers”: Visual Art and Modern Life in 1920s Dublin’

Michael Pierse (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Irish writers, Modernity and Dublin’s Marginalised’

Kevin Rockett (Trinity College Dublin)
‘(Mis-)Representing the Irish Urban Landscape on Film'

These will be followed by a roundtable discussion chaired by Yvonne Scott (Trinity College Dublin). The morning will also be followed by the opportunity to tour some the Gallery’s archival holdings relating to artists such as Jack Yeats and Harry Kernoff.

Admission is free. To attend please contact:

The study morning is presented in association with the National Gallery of Ireland, the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, TRIARC (Irish Art Research Centre) and the Marginal Irish Modernism’s Research Network, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.


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