Thresholds: Contexts of Rupture, Change and Adaptation

UCD Humanities Institute PhD Conference, 25 March 2022

UCD O’Brien Centre, Theatre E, and Online


9:00   Welcome:

Prof. Anne Fuchs (Director and Professor, UCD Humanities Institute)

9.10   Panel 1: Digital Thresholds & Methods

Escape from the Stacks: Negotiating Affective Membranes and Virtual Reality in Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One

Holly Parker (University of Lincoln)

The Somatic Thresholds of Palestinian Activist Videos on Instagram

Cáit Murphy (Trinity College Dublin)

Data Encounters: Towards a Theory of Databasing in the Museum

Orla Delaney (University of Cambridge)

Through the Threshold: Responsive, Performative and Self-referential

Fatma Kargin (FHNW Academy of Art and Design/ Justus Liebig University Giessen)

10:40 Tea/Coffee Break

11:00 Panel 2: Historical Breaks: Befores and Afters

Tradition and Transition: Courtesans and the Early Colonial State in 19th Century Delhi

Noble Shrivastava (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

The 4th Block Triennial of Eco Poster and Dealing with the Trauma of Chernobyl in Ukrainian Graphic Design

Viktoriia Grivina (University of St Andrews)

The First Rule of Brexit is Don’t Talk about Brexit: ‘Liberal Nationalism’ in Ali Smith’s Seasonal Quartet

Jacob Miller (University College Dublin)

A Break from the Past: Adapting and Reacting to the French Revolution in Ireland, 1789-1798

Luke Watson (University College Cork)

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Panel 3: Identities in Flux

Changes and Interactions between the Mainstream Narrative and Alternative Identities: The case of Lithuania

Fernando Alejandro Remache-Vinueza (University of Glasgow)

Probing the Transformation of Devadasis in The Undoing Dance

Esha Nadkarni (Goa University)

Finding a Place for the ‘Modern/New’ Chinese Women in Republican Domestic Kitchens: Gender Norms and the Cooking-Related Writings Published in the 1920s to 1930s

Yanli Xie (University College Dublin)

Overcoming Everyday Constraints: Agency and Identity in Diaries of Child Refugees from National Socialist Germany

Monja Stahlberger (Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London)

Exploring Societal Ambivalence: The Experiences of Refugee Women Seeking Sanctuary in Wales

Sarah Tierney (Swansea University)

15:15 Tea/Coffee Break

15:45 Panel 4: Artistic Responses to Thresholds

Between Modernism and Postmodernism: Jan Vercruysse’s Questioning of a Place for Art

Anton Pereira Rodriguez (Ghent University/University of Verona)

‘On the Outside Looking in’: Romantic Comedy, Awkward (Sub)urban Aesthetics, and US-Aotearoan Encounters in Taika Waititi’s Eagle vs Shark (2007)

Hattie Idle (University College Dublin)

Travelling through Grief: Elegy Crossing Thresholds in “Sailing Home from Rapallo” and “A Procession at Candlemas”

Rory Clarkson(Durham University)

Books and Secrets in Catalan Modernisme

Annemarie Iker (Princeton University)

17:15 Keynote:

The Light Under the Door: Technologies and the End of Worlds

Prof Caroline Bassett (Professor of Digital Humanities, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge & Director of Cambridge Digital Humanities)

18:30 Close

How to attend?

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Conference venue:

UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, UCD Belfield, Dublin 4

UCD O’Brien Centre for Science (Photo: UCD Estates)

How to get to UCD?

UCD is best reachable by bus. Several bus lines stop at the UCD Belfield Campus.

  • Frequent bus line nos.:

11, 17, 39A, 46A, 142, 145, 155; For further lines, please see Dublin Bus

  • Useful apps:

Dublin Bus App (Android, Apple), Google Maps

Other means of transport:

For travel fares, please visit: TFI Fares

Please consider that depending on traffic travelling by bus or car can take longer than anticipated. Parking spaces are very limited.