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Dr Caroline Magennis: Unsettling Intimacy

  • Peter Froggatt Centre 7, 9 College Park E, Queen's University Belfast BT7 1PS (map)

FREE | To book, please email hello@johnhewittsociety.org to confirm a place

Northern Irish Short Fiction after the Agreement

Homes and domestic situations are private and intimate, but can also be contested and political spaces. This lecture looks at emotional, physical, intellectual intimacy in short fiction from the North of Ireland from the 20th & 21st century. 

Dr. Caroline Magennis is a Lecturer in 20th & 21st Century Literature at the University of Salford. She has held research and teaching positions at University College Dublin, the University of Limerick and Queen's University, Belfast, where she gained her PhD in 2007. Dr. Magennis has published widely on theoretical approaches to Contemporary Northern Irish Literature and Culture and organised an international conference on the cultural legacy of the Good Friday Agreement in April 2018. She is the Chair of the British Association for Irish Studies.

Venue:
This lecture will take place in the Peter Froggatt Centre, Queens University Belfast.

The address is: 7-9 College Park East, Belfast BT7 1PS but you may also access the building through the quadrangle from the Lanyon Building - this is the main building for QUB facing University Road.

An accessible entrance is to the front of the Lanyon Building, accessed from University Road. Once in the gate, proceed past the main Lanyon building, and turn left at the end.

The Peter Froggatt Centre can also be accessed on foot via the steps from the staff car-park located at the corner of College Park and Botanic Avenue.