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Acting Out:
IV International Flann O’Brien Conference
Salzburg University, Department of English and American Studies
17–21 July 2017

Draft Schedule Overview
Monday 17 July
10:30 – 11:30

Registration and Coffee
11:30 – 12:00

W elcome and Introduction
12:00 – 13:00

Keynote Address
'This is not about a bicycle': Brian O'Nolan and the Politics of Friendship
Maebh Long (University of Waikato)
13:00 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:30

Panel 1: O’Nolan’s Theatrical W orks
Faking Faust?: Goethe, Faustus Kelly, and Not Giving the Devil his Due
Tobias Harris (Birkbeck, University of London)

Rhapsody in Stephen’s Green by Flann O’Brien
and Ze života hmyzu by the Čapek Brothers
Matthew Sweney (Palacký University)

Don’t Be Talking: Performativity in Thirst
Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck, University of London)

16:30 – 17:00
17:00 – 18:00
Guest W riter

Is It Your Self That's In It?
Arthur Riordan (Improbable Frequency, Slattery’s Sago Saga)

18:30 – 19:00
Flann O’Brien Art Exhibition Opening

The Shadow on the Wall
David O’Kane and Edward O’Kane
19:00 – 20:30

Irish Em bassy in Austria Rooftop Drinks Reception
By the kind invitation of His Excellency Tom Hanney (Irish Ambassador to Austria)
Venue: Café UNIKUMSKY, Rooftop Terrace, Unipark Nonntal

Tuesday 18 July
10:00 – 11:30

Panel 2: Acts of Violence
Flann’s Mock Bravado and Myles’s Mock Humility
Brian Doherty (St Aloysius’ College, Glasgow)

The Revenge of the Man in the Street:
Flann O’Brien, the Carnivalesque, and the Mob
Conor Dowling (Maynooth University)

Origin, Iterability, and Violence in The Third Policeman
Elliott Mills (University of Manchester)
10:00 – 11:30

Panel 3: Becom ing Other –
M asks, Pseudonyms, Role-Playing in O ’Brien (I)
The Author’s Rhetorical Masks: At Swim-Two-Birds and The Poor Mouth
Ana-Maria Baciu (Alba Iulia University)

O’Brien, Pirandello, and the Abyss of Subjectivity in Modernism
Corina David (Alba Iulia University)

The Policeman Masked and Dumb: A Foucaultian Reading of The Third Policeman
Corina Mitrulescu (Alba Iulia University)
11:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 13:00
Guest W riter

In My Own Words: Flann O’Brien Speaks
Alan Titley (University College Cork)
13:00 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:30
Panel 4: Playing Dead

Flann O’Brien’s ‘Redefinition of Death’
Annemiek van Essen (University of St Andrews)

Flann O’Brien: Burial
John Conlan (University of Notre Dame)

Posthumous Narration in Flann O’Brien
Kevin Ohi (Boston College)
15:00 – 16:30

Panel 5: Genre as Style
‘That might not have been the genuine Augustine at all’: Augustinus Hibernicus,
Pseudepigraphical Method, and the Expanding Universe of Dalkey
Anne Marie D’Arcy (University of Leicester)

‘All the Styles of Ireland’: Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds
James Barloon (University of St Thomas, Houston, Texas)

Dead-end Dialogue and the Loss of Meaning in The Hard Life
Meltem Gurle (Duisburg-Essen University)

17:30 – 20:30 (with break)
EFACIS and IFOBS present

The W erner Huber M emorial Film Screening
In Schwimmen-Zwei-Vögel (At Swim-Two-Birds)
Q&A with the director Kurt Palm
Venue: Mozart Kino

Wednesday 19 July
10:00 – 11:30

Panel 6: Aesthetic Acts
Flann O’Brien’s Anti-Manifestos
Julian Hanna (Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute)

Flann O’Brien and the Modernist Hoax
Paul Fagan (Salzburg University/University of Vienna)

’Nothing familiar about the good looking countryside’:
Nature, Impersonality, and the Sublime in The Third Policeman
Richard T. Murphy (University of South Carolina Upstate)

10:00 – 11:30

Panel 7: Becom ing O ther –
M asks, Pseudonyms, Role-Playing in O’Brien (II)
The Fires of Envy: Mediators of Desire and Performance of Otherness in Flann O’Brien
Maria-Ana Tupan (Alba Iulia University)

Myth and Trivia: The Double Encoding of the Irish Representations in At Swim-Two-Birds
Safta Cristina Elena (Alba Iulia University)
11:30 – 12:00

12:00 – 13:00

W orkshop

Adapting Myles’s Rhapsody in Stephen’s Green to the Screen
Alana Gillespie (Utrecht University)
12:00 – 13:00

Lost in Flannslation: Translating Brian O’Nolan
Gülden Hatipoğlu (Turkish Translator) & Adrian Oţoiu (Romanian Translator)
13:00 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:30

Panel 8: Perform ing Rites
Incongruous Integrity: Modernist Anti-Theatricality
and the Virtue of Plays, Audiences in Brian O’Nolan
Alana Gillespie (Utrecht University)

‘And Other Actual Performances’:
The Achievements of Myles na gCopaleen’s Performed Persona
Catherine Ahearn (Boston University)

Adapting Myles’s Journalism for the Theatre
Val O’Donnell (Flann's Yer Only Man)
16:30 – 17:00
17:00 – 18:00
Keynote Address

Sweeney among the Moderns: 'The Lace Curtain' of Irish Modernisms
SE Gontarksi (Florida State University)

19:30 – 21:30

Perform ance
The Liverpool-Irish Literary Theatre
Three Short Irish Plays: The Glittering Gate by Lord Dunsany;
The Dead Spit of Kelly by Flann O’Brien; Thirst by Flann O’Brien
Venue: ARGE Studio

Thursday 20 July
10:00 – 11:30

Panel 9: Perform ance Spaces
Re-Placements: Spatial Shifts and Intertextuality in The Dalkey Archive
Barbara Szot (Palacký University)

Reading Possible Worlds in the Works of Flann O’Brien and Jorge Luis Borges
Alex Beresford (University of Leeds)

Flann O’Brien’s Metaleptic Puppet Theatre and its Möbian Scenography
Adrian Oțoiu (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Baia Mare North University Centre)
10:00 – 11:30

Panel 10: Dialogues
‘Comedy is Where You Die and They Don’t Bury You Because You Can Still Walk’:
William Saroyan and Brian O’Nolan’s Playful Correspondence
Joseph Labine (Toronto)

Two’s Company: Atomic Interpretive Communities, Happy Endings, and the Absurd in
Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman and Franz Kafka’s ‘Gespräch mit dem Beter’
Veronika Hudetz (Salzburg University)

Underperforming: At Swim-Two-Birds and Raymond Queneau’s The Flight of Icarus
Einat Adar (Charles University, Prague)
11:30 – 12:00

12:00 – 13:00

Guest Theatre Director
Flann, Flann Yer Theatre Man: Why Myles’ Voice Loves A Drama
Andrew Sherlock (Liverpool John Moores University)
13:00 – 14:30


14:30 – 16:00

Panel 11: Literary Revival
Pastiche and the Pictorial Picaresque: Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds and
Lady Augusta Gregory’s Gods and Fighting Men
Eglantina Remport (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)

W.B. Yeats’s The Herne’s Egg and Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds
Michael McAteer (Pázmány University, Budapest)

The Oedipus Myth Revisited: The Return of the Father and the Dispossessed Son
in The Third Policeman and The Playboy of the Western World
Dieter Fuchs (University of Vienna)

17:00 – 18:00
Tramp Press and IFOBS present

Guest W riter
Joanna W alsh
Venue: Künstlerhaus Salzburg (Hellbrunner Str. 3)

20:00 – 21:30

Perform ance
Val O’Donnell, Flann’s Yer Only Man
Venue: Shakespeare Salzburg (Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 3)

Friday 21 July
10:00 – 11:30

Panel 12: Literary Illusions
Illusion and Law Enforcement in Flann O'Brien’s The Third Policeman
Talia Abu (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Pseudonyms, Fragmentation, and Representation
John Greaney (University College Dublin)
A Crowning Martyr: Theatricality and Performativity in ‘The Martyr’s Crown’
Noam Schiff (Brandeis)

10:00 – 11:30
Panel 13: Political Acts

'Drink and Time in Dublin': O'Brien's Journalistic Prose Aesthetic and Post-War Ireland
Scott Eric Hamilton (University College Dublin)

‘I see ye have your Oireachtas on again’: Irish Politics and Performance in Cruiskeen Lawn
Germán Asensio Peral (University of Almería)

‘The Illusory Approach’: Footnotes, Narrative Authority, and The Third Policeman
Eoin Byrne (Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway)
11:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 13:00
Flann’s Archives

The Flann O’Brien Collection at the Burns Library, Boston College
Christian Dupont (Director of the Burns Library at Boston College)
13:00 – 15:00
15:00 – 16:30
Panel 14: Body Parts

The Most Complicated Phenomenon:
Olfaction, Ideology, and the Rise of the Modern Gael
Joseph Nugent (Boston College)

‘The Tattered Cloak of his Perished Skin’:
The Body as Costume in Works by Flann O’Brien
Yaeli Greenblatt (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Putting on the New Man:
Taxidermy, Doubles, and the Law in Flann O’Brien and Alfred Hitchcock
Paul Fagan (Salzburg University/University of Vienna)
15:00 – 16:30

Panel 15: Bodies in M otion
Jump! Mind and Body Turns in Brian O’Nolan’s Writings
Giordano Vintaloro (Universities of Udine and Trieste)

Move or Parish: Funambulism and Authorship in Flann O’Brien
Gülden Hatipoğlu (Ege University, İzmir)

Fear of Jazz and the Dance Hall
Johannah Duffy

16:30 – 17:00
17:00 – 18.00
Keynote Address

Literature in the Second Degree:
Contemporary Theatrical Adaptations of the Fiction of Flann O'Brien
Anne Fogarty (University College Dublin)
19:30 – 22:30
Conference Dinner
Society Awards
Venue: Die Weisse: Austria’s Oldest White Beer Brewery (Rupertgasse 10)
End of conference

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