Anne Mulhall is Lecturer at University College Dublin's School of English, Drama and Film. Her PhD is from St. John's College, Oxford. She has co-edited books on Irish Postmodernisms and Popular Culture, and on Women in irish History and Culture. Her monograph on Anne Enright, Anne Enright: Excavating the Present is forthcoming this year from Bucknell University Press. Dr Mulhall is known for her engagement in public and intellectual debates on gender and sexuality issues in Ireland, and her scholarship often uses a queer studies approach to literature and popular culture.
Her talk is titled: 'Sex, Crisis and Security: the representation of sex work in Irish popular culture'
Colin Graham is a writer and farmer. He studied at Queen’s University Belfast and University of Bristol and has taught at University of Huddersfield and Queen’s. His most recent book is Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography, published by Belfast Exposed and the MAC in May 2013. He is also the author of Deconstructing Ireland (2001) and Ideologies of Epic (1998) and co-editor of The Irish Review. Colin writes on literature, photography and culture and lectures at NUI Maynooth. He is curator of the Illuminations gallery at NUI Maynooth. He lives and farms in the Dublin mountains with his wife, Selina Guinness, and their children. He runs a vivacious blog.
His talk is titled: '"I dwell, you dwell": The Vernacular, the Popular and the Peace Process'