Swift's Contexts

A Symposium on Jonathan Swift and the Politics in his Age

Conducted on 21-22/10/2005 at the Deanery of St. Patrick's, on with Dr Robert Mahony in the Chair.


[This is currently under development, but some of the papers are available]

Louise Barnett (Rutgers University)
Laces, Brocades and Tissues: Swift, Women and Finery
Louise Barnett has a PhD from Bryn Mawr College and has been teaching at Rutgers University since 1976. Her first book on Swift, SWIFT'S POETIC WORLDS, was published in 1981 by the University of Delaware Press. The paper is taken from her forthcoming book, JONATHAN SWIFT IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN, which is scheduled to appear by the end of the year from Oxford UP.

Frank Boyle (Fordham University)
Swift, Science and Ireland
[author's CV]

Toby Barnard (Hertford College, Oxford)
John Lyon and Irish Antiquarianism at the Time of Swift
[author's CV]

Mary Shine Thompson (St Patrick's College, Dublin City University)
Swift's Childhoods
[author's CV]

Responding: Alan Downie (Goldsmith's College, London)
[record of response?]
[author's CV]

Discourse during Evensong, Sunday October 22:

Dr Philip O'Regan (Limerick University)
Archbishop King and Dean Swift
Dr. Philip O'Regan is an accountant and Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Limerick, where he lectures in Financial Management and Governance. He is a graduate of UCC and has a PhD in church history. He is the author of Archbishop William King (1650-1729) and the Constitution in Church and State, (2000) Four Courts Press.


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