Swift Symposium

  • Talk
  • Sat 16 Oct
  • 14.00
  • Registration free

This year’s Swift Symposium will be broadcast live from the Deanery of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Register your interest via the ticketing link and a link for the event will be emailed to you.


14.00 Introductory remarks:  Very Revd. Dr. William Morton, Dean of St. Patrick’s

                                      Dr. Robert Mahony, Jonathan Swift Foundation (USA)

                                      Dr. Brendan Twomey, Trinity College, Dublin

14.15 Dr. Patrick Walsh, Trinity College, Dublin:

‘This Thing Called a Bank’: Swift’s Proposal and the 1720 National Bank Proposals

14.35 Professor Valerie Rumbold, University of Birmingham, UK:

Swift’s Proposal for the Universal Use of Irish Manufacture in the Dublin Print Trade

14.55 Professor Sean Moore, University of New Hampshire, USA:

Text and Textile Codes in Swift’s Proposal for the Universal Use of Irish Manufacture:  Transforming the Dublin Print World into a Patriotic Press

15.15 Break

15.30 Response by Professor David Hayton, Queen’s University, Belfast

15.50 questions from the audience for the speakers and respondent.