NEI Digital Round Table 07

02/02/2022 17:26

NEI Digital Round Tables aim to discuss aspects of research conducted by members of NEI (Núcleo de Estudos Irlandeses of UFSC), in the field of Irish Studies, at undergraduate, MA, PhD and postdoctoral level, with scholars and artists from Ireland, and from the Irish Studies global community.

In 2022, UFSC and NEI are taking part in the project Ulysses100 Through Brazilian Eyes, launched by the Embassy of Ireland in Brazil and the Consulate General of Ireland in São Paulo, to celebrate the centenary of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses.
For more information, please see: #Ulysses100
For the global Ulysses100 project, see: Ulysses100

“Contemporary Joyces” explores a range of contemporary literary and artistic approaches to aspects of James Joyce’s life, family and work. The discussion focuses on the exhibition Love, says Bloom, at MoLI, the Museum of Literature Ireland, in Dublin, curated by novelist and short story writer Nuala O’Connor, as well as on her most recent novel, Nora: A Love Story of Nora and James Joyce; the film installation ULYSSESFILM, by filmmaker Alan Gilsenan, also being shown at MoLI; the documentary radio play The United States versus Ulysses, by playwright Colin Murphy, available at RTÉ Drama One; and the body of work of dancer and filmmaker Áine Stapleton, dedicated to Lucia Joyce, James Joyce’s daughter, including the films Horrible Creature and Medicated Milk.

Check information on the exhibition Love, says Bloom here.
Watch ULYSSES⏐FILM here.
Listen to the play The United States versus Ulysses here.

📅 February 23th 
14:00-15:30 Brazil/17:00-18:30 Ireland
💻 Live on PPGI UFSC YouTube Channel.

Opening: Ambassador of Ireland Seán Hoy and Consul General Eoin Bennis


Nuala O’Connor is an acclaimed Irish novelist, short story writer and poet. She is the author of five novels including Nora: A Love Story of Nora and James Joyce (2021); Becoming Belle (2018), based on the life of Isabel Bilton, a woman ahead of her time in Victorian London; and Miss Emily (2015), on the life of Emily Dickinson. She has published seven short story collections including Birdie (2020); Joyride to Jupiter (2017); and Mother America (2012). Her poetry collections include The Juno Charm (2011) and Portrait of the Artist with a Red Car (2009). She has won and been nominated for numerous prizes for her work, and Nora, her fifth novel, is the 2022 choice for the One Dublin One Book initiative. She is the curator of the exhibition Love, says Bloom, at MoLI, the Museum of Literature Ireland, in Dublin. 

Alan Gilsenan is an award-winning Irish writer, filmmaker and theatre director.  His diverse body of film work extends across documentary, feature films and experimental work. His many productions include the experimental film A Vision: A Life of WB Yeats (2014); the feature film Unless (2016); Meetings with Ivor (2017), a cinema documentary about the radical psychiatrist Ivor Browne; the documentary series Daniel O’Connell: Forgotten King of Ireland (2019); and the film installation inspired by Joyce’s Ulysses for Dublin’s new MoLI (Museum of Literature Ireland): ULYSSES | FILM (2020). Gilsenan has also just completed a new film dealing with memory and abuse, The Days of Trees, and a documentary The Seven Ages of Nöel Browne about the controversial figure who challenged conservative Catholic Ireland in the 1950s. He is currently completing The Ghosts of Baggotonia – a film poem about the literary flourishing in the Dublin of the 1940s and 1950s.

Colin Murphy is a writer for stage and screen, journalist and documentary maker. As a playwright, he has a long association with Fishamble, the new play company, which has commissioned his many political dramas. His most recent play The Treaty, about the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty, was performed at the National Concert Hall, in Dublin, and at the Embassy of Ireland in London, in 2021. Haughey / Gregory was first performed at the Peacock Theatre in 2018. Inside the GPO was written and performed as part of the 1916 centenary of the Easter Rising. Guaranteed! and Bailed Out! were produced by Fishamble, and subsequently adapted for screen as The Guarantee and The Bailout. Further screen writing credits include Trial of the Century, a historical drama for TV3/Treasure Entertainment, and Leave to Remain, for RTÉ/Treasure. His radio work includes Roger Casement’s ‘Apocalypse Now’ and The United States versus Ulysses

Áine Stapleton works in dance, film, and music. She has been consistently developing work about Lucia Joyce, daughter of James Joyce, since 2014. Lucia was a talented dancer and artist who was incarcerated in psychiatric institutions at a young age and left in care for approximately 47 years until her death in 1982. In May 2022, Áine will premiere a choreographed installation Somewhere in the Body at Project Arts Centre in Dublin, based on the artistic relationship between Lucia and James Joyce, in 2022. Horrible Creature (2019) is a feature-length film based on Lucia’s time in Switzerland. Áine’s first film, Medicated Milk (2015), is an introductory exploration of Lucia’s life and parallels the life experiences of both Lucia and the director. Áine’s solo and collaborative work has been shown as praised in Ireland and internationally. 

Moderators and organizers:

Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos is a member of the Postgraduate Programme in English at UFSC; Vice-coordinator of NEI; and an executive member of IASIL – The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. She supervises research projects at MA and PhD level in Irish Studies at PPGI/UFSC. 

Alinne Fernandes is Vice-coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme in English at UFSC; a member of the Post-graduate Programme in Translation Studies; Coordinator of NEI; and Coordinator of the Group of Research in Irish Studies at CNPq. She supervises research at MA and PhD level in the fields of Irish Studies, Women’s Writings and Translation Studies at PPGI and PGET/UFSC.   

Ketlyn Mara Rosa is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Film Studies at Trinity College Dublin and is carrying out a research funded by the Irish Research Council on urban conflicts cinema in Northern Ireland and Brazil. She holds a Master’s and a Doctoral Degree from the Postgraduate Programme in English at UFSC.