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Brendan Behan - The James Joyce Italian Foundation

Realizzazione tecnica (Roma Tre)
Davide Bevilacqua, Claudio Mosticone, Marco Pagliai, Roberto
Segreteria amministrativa (Roma Tre)
Giuliano Passeri, Tiziana Pierdominici, Anna Siepracki,
Daniela Tosoni, Sabina Truini, Margherita Zei
Administrative Staff (Notre Dame)
Beth Bland, Pamela Canavacci, , Simone Decristofaris, Margaret
Lloyd, Costanza Montanari, Lauri Roberts
Informazioni: [email protected]
Realizzazione grafica: Centro Multimediale del Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Straniere
This conference is co-hosted by the University of Notre Dame
and the Università Roma Tre. It is organized and funded at
Notre Dame by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish
Studies, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and the
Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, and at Roma Tre
by the Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Straniere
and the Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale per gli Studi
Irlandesi e Scozzesi (CRISIS).
Brendan Behan:
an International Conference
25 - 26 - 27 September 2014
Thursday September 25
University of Notre Dame - via Ostilia 15
14:00: Welcome coffee
14.30: Official Opening
Christopher Fox, Director, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish
Studies, University of Notre Dame
Mario Panizza, Rector, Università Roma Tre
Barry McCrea, University of Notre Dame
John McCourt, Università Roma Tre
15.00: Plenary Lecture
Declan Kiberd (University of Notre Dame): Modernist Brendan;
Postmodern Behan
(Chair: Barry McCrea)
16.30 - 17:00: Coffee break
17.00 - 19:00: Panel Session
Maria DiBattista (Princeton University): Lessons of Detention
Michael Cronin (N.U.I. Maynooth): Revolutionary Love: the
homoerotic body in Brendan Behan’s Borstal Boy (1958)
Barry McCrea (University of Notre Dame): The queer linguistic
utopias of Brendan Behan and Pier Paolo Pasolini
(Chair: John Brannigan)
19:00: Transport to the Irish Embassy, Villa Spada, via Giacomo
Medici 1
19.30 - 21.30: Buffet Reception hosted by His Excellency Mr
Bobby McDonagh, Irish Ambassador to Italy
Friday September 26
Università Roma Tre - Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature, e Culture
Straniere, Sala Coferenze “Ignazio Ambrogio”, via del Valco di San
Paolo, 19
9.30: Plenary Lecture
John Brannigan (University College Dublin): Bohemian Behan:
Aesthetic Form and Cultural Politics in Brendan Behan’s Early
(Chair: John McCourt)
11.00 - 11.30: Coffee Break
11.30 - 13.00: Panel Session
Lucilla Lo Priore (Università Roma Tre): Brendan Behan: An Irishman
never at a loss for words
Michael Pierse (Queens University Belfast): Behan’s Iconoclasm:
Revisiting Richard’s Cork Leg
(Chair: Franca Ruggieri)
13.00 - 14.30: Lunch
14.30 - 15.30: Lecture
Stephen Douds: Finding Brendan - Broadcast Archives & Irish
(Chair: Maria DiBattista)
15.30 - 15.45: Coffee Break
15.45 - 17.15: Panel Session
John McCourt (Università Roma Tre): ‘not exactly patterned in the
same mould’: Behan on Joyce
Derek Hand (St Patrick’s College, Dublin): Brendan Behan’s fiction
and the problems of the artistic personality
(Chair: Enrico Terrinoni)
17.15: Transfer to St Isodore’s College, Rome
18.00: Brief tour of St Isodore’s
18.30: Being Behan: Adrian Dunbar and Janet Behan discuss
bringing the stage Brendan to life and the realities of being a
Behan in Dublin
20.00: Dinner at the Ristorante Il Giardino di Albino, via Zucchelli, 29
Saturday September 27
University of Notre Dame - via Ostilia 15
10.00: Lecture
Janet Behan Nails and Saucepans; finding Brendan’s voice for the
(Chair: John McCourt)
11.00 - 11.30: Coffee Break
11.30 - 13.00: Panel Session
Mícheál MacCraith (St Isodore’s College, Rome): An Giall or the
Hostage: Brendan Behan as Gaeilge
Enrico Terrinoni (University for Foreigners, Perugia): Brendan
Behan’s taped books: an experiment in orality
(Chair: Barry McCrea)
13.00: Lunch at Ristorante La Pace
Free afternoon
18.00: All-Ireland Hurling Final, Kilkenny-Tipperary, The Fiddler’s
Elbow, Via dell’Olmata, 43, Rome
20.00: Farewell Dinner at il Ristorante Bocconcino
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