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Lucia Joyce: Perspectives

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 2 – 6:45pm

Lucia Joyce: Perspectives

An event to celebrate the life of Lucia Joyce organised by the School of English.

The figure of Lucia Joyce has gained significant public attention in the past decade, yet there has never been an event solely dedicated to her. “Lucia Joyce: Perspectives” offers a unique, interdisciplinary and collaborative programme of academics, psychotherapists, authors, dancers, playwrights, and film-makers to curate a multifaceted view into the history of Joyce’s daughter.

Contributors include Lloyd (Meadhbh) Huston (Oxford), Raphael Montague (Dublin-based psychotherapist), Dr Siobh´an Purcell, Dr Deirdre Mulrooney (dance historian), Prof Finn Fordham (Royal Holloway), Dr Caoileann Curry-Thompson (theatre-maker and playwright), Úna Kavanagh (award winning actor), Dr. Alex Pheby (author of Lucia, Galley Beggar Press 2018), Áine Stapleton (filmmaker and dance-maker).

The event is proudly supported by Trinity's School of English and the Trinity Long Room Hub. Information regarding the schedule and speakers can be found here and tickets can be purchased online or at the door on the day of the event.



Finn Fordham (Royal Holloway): “Lucia: What’s In a Name?”

Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston (Oxford): “Diagnosing the Genius of the Joyces”

Raphael Montague, Psychotherapist: “Lucia Joyce and Psychoanalysis”

15:30-16:00 : Tea/Coffee


Caoileann Curry-Thompson: Excerpt from Her Play Rosefrail and Fair With Performer Úna Kavanagh

Deirdre Mulrooney (UCD): “Lucia Joyce: Full Capacity”

Áine Stapleton (Dance Ireland): Excerpt from her Film Medicated Milk

Siohbhán Purcell (Galway): “Demarginalising Lucia Joyce”

Alex Pheby (Greenwich): A Reading from his Book Lucia (Galley Beggar Press, 2018)

Roundtable Featuring: Áine Stapleton, Alex Pheby, Caoileann Curry-Thompson (Chair: Genevieve Sartor)

18:00-18:45: Wine Reception (Hoey Ideas Space)

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Digital Humanities, Identities in Transformation, Making Ireland, Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: €10 – €12
Contact Name: Genevieve Sartor

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