Thursday, March 26, 2009


A final clarification, with apologies:

The Thursday evening opening and keynote, as well as the speakers on Friday, will all be taking place in the Arts Building, Room 2039. That room was until recently named the Walton Lecture Theatre, but will be re-dedicated tonight as the J.M. Synge Lecture Theatre.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Symposium Schedule

Synge Centenary Symposium: Synge and Edwardian Ireland
26-27 March 2009

Thursday 26 March
5.00 p.m., room 2039, Arts Building 
welcome address by Dr. John Hegarty, Provost of Trinity College, followed by the dedication of the J.M. Synge Lecture Theatre and a reading from the playwright's work by Marie Mullen
5.30 p.m., room 2039 Arts Building 
Keynote address by Terence Brown, "The Edwardian Condition of Ireland" (Chair: Brian Cliff)
6.30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Long Room, Library 
Reception and book launch for J.M. Synge, Travelling Ireland: Essays 1898-1908, ed. Nicholas Grene.

Friday 27 March: All Friday events in the J.M. Synge Lecture Theatre (room 2039, Arts Building)
9.30 a.m. 
Nicola Gordon Bowe, "Synge, Yeats, 'AE' and the Visualization of the Celtic Revival in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement" (Chair: Emilie Pine)
10.15 a.m. 
Adrian Frazier, "Synge and Edwardian theatre" (Chair: Christopher Morash)

11.00 a.m. 
Coffee break

11.15 a.m. 
Lucy McDiarmid, "Yeats's Cigarette Butt: Irish Revival Memoirs and the Celebrity System" (Chair: Mary Burke)
12.00 p.m. 
Anne Fogarty, "Phantom Intertexts: James Joyce and the Legacy of Synge" (Chair: Sam Slote)

12:45 p.m. 

2.30 p.m. 
David Fitzpatrick, "Synge and Poverty" (Chair: Eve Patten)
3.15 p.m. 
Harry White, "Synge, Music, and Edwardian Ireland" (Chair: P.J. Mathews)

4.00 p.m. 

4.15 p.m. 
Roundtable: "Working on Synge," with Declan Kiberd, W.J. Mc Cormack, Anthony Roche (Chair: Nicholas Grene)

5.45 p.m. 
End of symposium

Monday, December 15, 2008

The J. M. Synge Centenary Symposium: Synge and Edwardian Ireland

The School of English at Trinity College, Dublin, is pleased to announce "The J. M. Synge Centenary Symposium: Synge and Edwardian Ireland," commemorating the 100th anniversary of Synge's death, and exploring his work amidst the particular contexts of Edwardian Ireland. With support from the Long Room Hub, the symposium will be taking place at Trinity College, Dublin on March 26-27, 2009. All talks will be taking place in room 2039 of the Arts Building (formerly the Walton Theatre, to be renamed the J.M. Synge Theatre). 

The symposium begins on the evening of Thursday, March 26 with an opening and a keynote address by Terence Brown, followed by a reception in the Long Room of the Library. The symposium continues on Friday, March 27 with an interdisciplinary set of talks by Nicola Gordon Bowe, Adrian Frazier, Lucy McDiarmid, Anne Fogarty, David Fitzpatrick, and Harry White, and a roundtable featuring Declan Kiberd, W.J. McCormack, Anthony Roche, and Nicholas Grene.

There is no registration fee but places are limited so you are strongly encouraged to register in advance by writing to lifoley(at)

For more information, please contact the organizers: bcliff(at) or ngrene(at)