SWIP Ireland Summer Conference On “The Home”


SWIP Ireland Summer Conference On

“The Home”

26th – 27th May 2017

University College Cork, Ireland

Call For Registration

Registration is free but essential. Please register online before the Friday 19th May at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swip-ireland-summer-conference-on-the-home-tickets-34109902637

Why do they stay? Why do people want to stay in homes when they have the option of leaving, and it seems like there are very good reasons to leave? Why do people choose to stay in a home that is severely distressed? Why do they stay in homes that are threatened by natural disaster or war? Why do they stay in homes in neighbourhoods that are so bad that they fear for their life? Why do immigrants long for their home long after they have left it behind?

The current migrant crisis, as well as the shortage of affordable housing in Ireland and other countries, illuminates the central significance of the home. Although technological developments mean that the role of the home is ever changing and, arguably, becoming more of a public space, the relative privacy of the home means that it remains a place of sanctuary for some and a place of violence, abuse, or oppression for others. This SWIP Ireland conference aims to provide a supportive and engaging environment for researchers working on the topic of “The Home”, broadly construed.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Karen Houle (University of Guelph)
  • Kathleen Lennon (University of Hull)
  • Cara Nine (University College Cork)

Conference Organisers:

  • Raymond Davidson (University College Cork)
  • Mary Edwards (University College Cork)
  • Cara Nine (University College Cork)


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Friday 26th May

12:00 – 12:45, The CACSSS Seminar Room Registration
12:45 – 13:00, The CACSSS Seminar Room  Welcome
13:00 – 14:00, The CACSSS Seminar Room

Keynote Address
Cara Nine (University College Cork),
“Home, Displacement, and the Extended Mind”

14:00 – 15:30, ORB_123 Displacement & Homelessness I
Danielle Petherbridge (University College Dublin), “Displacement, Hospitality and Home”
Anya Daly (University College Dublin), “Homelessness and the Limits of Hospitality”

Melissa Chaplin (University of Durham), “Creative Community: How Refugee Authors Experience Writing and Being Researched in the UK”

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30, ORB_123 Politics and the Home
Clara Cecilia Fischer (University College Dublin), “Shame, Stigma, and the Grievability of Irish Lives”
Yianna Liatsos (University of Limerick), “The White Family Archive and Intergenerational Memory in Marlene van Niekerk’s Agaat”
Henrietta Zeffert (The London School of Economics and Political Science), “‘Heygate Was Home’: Home and the Right to Housing in the City”
18:00 Conference Dinner at Jacobs on The Mall

Saturday 27th May

10:00 – 11:00, The CACSSS Seminar Room Keynote Address
Kathleen Lennon (University of Hull), “Home Places”
11:00 – 12:30, ORB_132: Philosophical & Phenomenological Explorations of the Home
Morgan Flanagan-Folcarelli (Mount Holyoke College), “More Than Where the Heart Is: A Philosophical Consideration of the Home”
Luna Dolezal (University of Exeter), “A Feminist Phenomenology of Home”
Mary King (University of Guelph), “The Experience of the Home: Repetition and Attention”
12:30 – 13:30, ORB_156: SWIP-I Members’ Meeting and Break for Lunch
13:30 – 15:00, ORB_132: Stability and the Home
Ashika L. Singh (KU Leuven), “To be at Home is to Leave Home: Unpicking the ‘Public’ from the ‘Private’ through the Calais Jungle”
McKay Holland (Georgetown University), “Stability and Creativity: Tensions in the Value of Home”
Rosemary Marron (University College Dublin), “Homelessness and the Education of the Child”
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30, ORB_132 Displacement & Homelessness II
Bart Van Leeuwen (Radboud University Nijmegen), “Should the Homeless be Forcibly Helped?”
Dianna Taylor (John Carroll University), “Homelessness, Statelessness, Rightlessness: Population Management and Biopolitics in the Age of Trump”
16:30 – 16:45 Short Break
16:45 – 17:45, The CACSSS Seminar Room Keynote Address
Karen Houle (University of Guelph), 

Guelph), “Dis-lodged? A Foucauldian Analysis of The Radical Feminine Economy in Marilynne Robinson`s novel, Housekeeping”

17:45 – 19:00, The CACSSS Seminar Room Wine Reception

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