Friday 24th May
9h - Conference opening (Room F0.15) by Constantin Bobas, director of CECILLE, Catherine Maignant, conference convener and Eamon Maher, president of AFIS
9h30 - Living at the Limen: Human Rights versus Marginalisation and Exclusion in 21st Century France & Ireland - Chair: Christine O'Dowd-Smyth (Waterford Institute of Technology) (Room F0.15)
9h30 - Matthew Staunton (ENSAD Paris): "Research on the Margins: Methodology in the History of Abuse in Ireland"
10h - Helen Penet (University of Lille): "Hand in the Fire: Exploring Ireland's Marginalities through the Prism of Immigration"
10h20 - Questions 10h30 -
11h00 - Sarah Fleming (University College Cork): "Transformation and Creativity from the Margins to the Centre: Homelessness and Liminality in Ireland and France"
11h20 - Christine O'Dowd-Smyth (Waterford Institute of Technology): "La France fracturée: From la marche des Beurs to les gilets jaunes"
11h40 - Questions
12h - 12h45 Plenary 1: Michael Cronin (Trinity College Dublin): "From Vivid Faces to Frozen Masks? Remembering to Forget in Late Modern Europe" - Chair: Grace Neville (University College Cork) (Room F0.15)
13h - Lunch
14h - 14h45 Plenary 2: Interview, Tony Flannery (religious writer and Catholic priest) - Catherine Maignant (University of Lille) (Room F0.15)
15h - Panel 1 (Room F1.07) - Religion on the Margins - Chair: Alexandra Slaby (University of Caen Normandie)
15h - Tony Kiely (TU Dublin): "'Attending To The Margins': Reflections On The Potential For Regenerating A Wounded and Beleaguered Church in Ireland"
15h20 - Joseph Heininger (Dominican University, Illinois): "An Ethos of Representing the Marginalized in Micheal O’Siadhail’s The Five Quintets"
15h40 - Marie Mianowski (Grenoble Alpes University): "Margins and Marginalities in Ireland : Being Jewish and Irish in Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan"
16h – Questions 15h -
15h - Panel 2 (Room F0.15) - Literature, Poets and Bards, Ancient and Modern - Chair: Sylvie Mikowski (University of Reims-Champagne-Ardenne)
15h - Sarah Balen (Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire): "Re(p)laying Voices from the Margins: Peter Sirr and the Troubadours of Twelfth-Century France"
15h20 - Grace Neville (University College Cork): "'Ça mange comme des Irlandais des pommes de terre': The Great Irish Famine comes in from the Margins in French Literature"
15h40 - Eva Urban (Queen's University Belfast): "Wisdom on the Margins: Bards, Saints and Cosmopolitan Vagabonds in Breton and Irish literature"
16h00 - Joan Dargan (St. Lawrence University, New York): "Seeing and Surveillance: Periscope and Watchtower in Susan Howe and Paul Muldoon"
16h20 - Questions
16h40 - AFIS AGM (Room F0.15)
17h15 - Book launch and cocktail 20h -
20h - Dinner and concert by Adalta (Irish and folk music): Tír na nÓg, Place Philippe Lebon, Lille
Saturday 25th May
9h - 9h45 Plenary 3: Fabrice Mourlon (Paris 13 University) and David Torrans (No Alibis bookshop, Belfast): When Marginal Becomes Essential: The Case of No Alibis Bookshop in Belfast (Room F0.44)
9h45 - Break
10h - Panel 1 (Room F0.13) - Diaspora and Marginality Chair: Bill Mulligan (Murray State University, Kentucky) 10h - Bill Mulligan (Murray State University, Kentucky): "The Irish Diaspora in France from the monastic period thru Napoleon"
10h20 - Timothy White and Josette Smith (Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio): "The Role of the Diaspora in Redefining Irish identity: Brooklyn and the Recent Irish Migration"
10h40 - Julien Guillaumond (Clermont Auvergne University): "Out of the Margins: is France Following an Irish Model when Connecting with its Diaspora?"
11h – Questions
10h - Panel 2 (Room F0.44) - Female Identities on the Margins? - Chair: Marie Mianowski (Grenoble Alpes University)
10h - Brigitte Bastiat (University of La Rochelle): "Female Friendship and Marginalities in the Suburbs of Paris and Dublin in the Films Divines (Houda Benyamina, 2016) and Pyjama Girls (Maya Derrington, 2010)"
10h20 - Emily Smith (TU Dublin): "Like a Natural Woman: Constructions of Female Identity and the Natural World in McGahern and Mauriac"
10h40 - Sylvie Mikowski (University of Reims-Champagne-Ardenne): "Marginal Spaces in Sara Baume’s Spill Simmer Falter Wither (2015)”
11h - Questions
11h15 - 12h Plenary 4: Pilar Villar-Argáiz (University of Granada): "The Ethical Implications of Irish Transcultural Fiction: Representations of the Immigrant in Roisin O'Donnell's Wild Quiet and Donal Ryan's From the Low and Quiet Sea" - Chair: Anne Goarzin (Rennes 2 University) (Room F0.44)
12h - Lunch
13h - 13h45 Plenary 5: Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire (TU Dublin): "From the Dark Margins to the Spotlight: The Evolution of Gastronomy and Food Studies in Ireland" - Chair: Eamon Maher (TU Dublin) (Room F0.44)
14h - Panel 1 (Room F0.13) - Food and drink on the margins Chair: Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire (TU Dublin)
14h - Patricia Medcalf (TU Dublin): "Calling Time on Alcohol Advertising"
14h20 - Susan Boyle (TU Dublin): "Brewing the Other Black Stuff: Irish Craft Stout Producers"
14h40 - Brian Murphy (TU Dublin): "From 'beating heart' to 'beaten down': Disruption and the Rural Irish Pub "
15h - John Mulcahy (independent researcher): "Food, Tourism and Education in Ireland - At the Margins or the Centre? An Auto-ethnographic Perspective"
15h20 - Questions
14h - Panel 2 (Room F0.44) - Margins as Spaces Chair: Pilar Villar- Argáiz (University of Granada)
14h - Mehdi Ghassemi (University of Lille): "The Margin as a Site of Transformation in Neil Jordan"
14h20 - Maguy Pernot-Deschamps (University of Burgundy): "'We were nothing', 'Je ne suis plus rien': Marginality in a Prison Cell in Two Plays, Sebastian Barry's On Blueberry Hill (2017) and Denise Chalem's Dis à ma fille que je pars en voyage (2004-2006)"
14h40 - Philippe Brillet (University of Tours): "The Irish Midlands as Central Void"
15h - Declan O'Keeffe (Clongowes Wood College): "Living in the Margins and on the Edge: How the Irish Conquered the Alps"
15h20 - John O'Brien (Waterford Institute of Technology): "The Monto, McDaids and Temple Bar: Dublin, Drinking Scenes, Marginality and Creativity"
15h40 - Questions 16h– Panel 3 (Room F0.44) Marginal Priests and Writers - Chair: Eamon Maher (TU Dublin)
16h - Panel 3 (Room F0 44) - Marginal Priests and Writers - Chair Eamon Maher
16h - Eamon Maher (TU Dublin): "Jean Sulivan: Prophetic Voice on the Margins"
16h20 - Terry Kendellen (independent researcher): "The presence and role of Irish priests in Vendée (Bas-Poitou) in the 16th and 17th Centuries"
16h50 - Ben Keatinge (Trinity College Dublin): "'Gnostic, heretic, Teilhard, I': Harry Clifton, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Peking Man"
17h10 - Questions
17h30 - End of the conference