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#IrelandinSF Speaker Series & Networking Breakfast

Consulate General of Ireland - San Francisco

Friday, November 8, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (PST)

#IrelandinSF Speaker Series & Networking Breakfast

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Please join us on Friday, November 8th at the Consulate General of Ireland, San Francisco for our #IrelandinSF Speaker Series & Networking Breakfast!

We are delighted by how this networking initiative has brought together so many people from our community, both the well-established and- just as importantly- those newly arrived in the Bay Area.

The relationships made at the events have enabled many of the community to make new friends and in many cases become each other’s peers and mentors, which is something we are delighted to be able to facilitate. 

This month our program will be in two parts. We will be joined by Tony Bucher, Director of Hinterland, a Celebration of Irish Culture and Innovation. Hinterland events begin on Friday, November 8th and run through until the 10th at the Mechanics' Library in San Francisco. Tony will give a brief overview of what exciting events and speakers that are lined up for Hinterland. 

Our special guest Catherine Flynn, Author of the newly released book, James Joyce and the Matter of Paris. Catherine recovers the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity as the foundational context of Joyce's imaginative consciousness. Beginning with Joyce's underexamined first exile in 1902-03, she shows the significance for his writing of the time he spent in Paris and of a range of French authors whose works inflected his experience of that city. She will discuss her new book with Dr. Michael Lucey, from the French Studies Department at UC Berkeley. Professor Lucey specializes in French literature and culture of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. 

We are extremely honored to have the Consulate General of France @FranceinSF, supporting our speaker series this morning.

We look forward to seeing you again at your Consulate where you are always very welcome!

Ticket sales will close November 6th at 3pm. 

Please bring a valid photo ID to present at reception on arrival. 

Space is limited. If you register and are unable to attend, please send a courtesy note to EventsSF@dfa.ie so that we may accommodate others. 

Please contact Noeleen Pattison, Communications and Public Affairs Officer, if you would like to promote an event that is relevant to the breakfast audience.

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BIOGRAPHIES

 

Catherine FlynnAssociate Professor, English Department UC Berkeley; Author

Catherine Flynn works on British and Irish modernist literature in a European avant-garde context. Her book, James Joyce and the Matter of Paris, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press (2019). She is currently at work on Flann O'Brien/Myles na gCopaleen/Brian O'Nolan's comic, ployglot Irish Times column, Cruiskeen Lawn.

Catherine Flynn joined the Department of English in 2012. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Introduction to the Humanities Program from 2009 to 2012. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University in 2009 and her B.A. in English and Philosophy from University College Cork in 2000. Previously, she practiced as an architect in Ireland and in Vienna, Austria; she has a B.Arch from University College Dublin. She is an Affiliate of the Program in Critical Theory and currently also serves as Director of Berkeley Connect in English and as Associate Director of Irish Studies.

James Joyce and the Matter of Paris 

In James Joyce and the Matter of Paris, Catherine Flynn recovers the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity as the foundational context of Joyce's imaginative consciousness. Beginning with Joyce's under examined first exile in 1902-03, she shows the significance for his writing of the time he spent in Paris and of a range of French authors whose works inflected his experience of that city. In response to the pressures of Parisian consumer capitalism, Joyce drew on French literature to conceive a somatic aesthetic, in which the philosophically disparaged senses of taste, touch, and smell as well as the porous, digestive body resist capitalism's efforts to manage and instrumentalize desire. This book resituates the most canonical of Irish modernists in a European avant-garde context while revealing important links between Anglophone modernism and critical theory.

Purchase your copy on Amazon HERE.



Michael LuceyProfessor of French and Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley; Author

Professor Lucey specializes in French literature and culture of the 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-centuries. He also teaches about social, literary, and critical theory, sexuality studies, 19th- and 20th-century British literature and culture, and 20th-century American literature and culture.  He is currently at work on a project with the title “Proust, Sociology, Talk, Novels.” His translation of Didier Eribon’s Returning to Reims was published by Semiotext(e) in 2013, and his translation of Édouard Louis’s The End of Eddy was published in 2017.

Professor Lucey was the recipient of the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques which is a national order bestowed by the French Republic to distinguished academics and figures in the world of culture and education. This honour was bestowed upon him in 2014.

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Consulate General of Ireland
100 Pine Street
Suite 3350
San Francisco, CA 94111

Friday, November 8, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (PST)


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