SLCL Graduate Conference 2017/18

Date: 13th December 2017
Venue: A315 Newman, UCD

  • 9.25 Welcome


  • 9.30 Emma Dunne (Chair: Síofra Pierse)

‘Isabelle de Charrière: Staging Happiness’

  • 09.55 Helen McAlister (via Skype) (Chair: Michael Brophy)

‘Literary Links: A Comparative Study of Francophone Caribbean and Migrant Literature’

  • 10.20 Edward O’Sullivan (Chair: Douglas Smith)

‘Deadness in the Works of the Marquis de Sade’

10.45-11.15        COFFEE/TEA BREAK (A310)


  • 11.15 Emanuela Caffè (Chair: Ursula Fanning)

‘Virginia Woolf’s Influence on Elena Ferrante’

  • 11.40 Bianca Rita Cataldi (Chair: Selena Daly)

‘Adriano Olivetti: an Italian Story of Factories and Utopia’

  • 12.05 Annmarie Kelleher (Chair: Tara Plunkett)

‘El rostro español del hombre vacío: Spanish Poetry’s Manifestations of T.S. Eliot’s Hollow Man’

  • 12.30 Milica Djurdjevic-Flatley (Chair: Pascale Baker)

‘Gender, Race, Class: Reading Through Competing Accounts of History in Rosario Castellanos’ Balún Canán

13.00-13.30        LUNCH BREAK (A310) 


  • 13.30 Arwa Alyami (Chair: Vera Regan)

‘Enhancing the Assessment Literacy of English Language Teachers in Najran, Saudi Arabia’

  • 13:55 Qing Liang Meng (Chair: Máire Ní Chíosáin)

‘Translation Competence: a Literature Review’

  • 14.20 Jiahan Xu (Chair: Bettina Migge)

‘China English: Historical context and linguistic features’

14.40-14.45        COFFEE/TEA BREAK (A310)


  • 14:45 Juan Manuel Real Espinosa (Chair: Charo Hernandez)

‘Analysis of Didactic Material for Learning Spanish as a Foreign Language’

  • 15.05 Rosemary Shannon (Chair: Jamal Ouhalla)

‘Researching Irish-English through the National Folklore Collection’

*** please note venue for talks and lunch/coffee breaks**

SLCL Talks Day is organised by Síofra Pierse