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Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture: Heaney, Place and Property


Christopher Morash, Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin presents the second annual Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture at 4:00 PM in the Hesburgh Library, Rare Books and Special Collections. 

"It has long been recognised – since at least Heaney’s own early lecture, “The Sense of Place” – that Seamus Heaney’s poetry has carried out a series of complex negotiations with place: places of writing, places of memory, places of being.  It may be simply stated that Heaney’s poetry and thought are grounded in place – but not in any simple way. “The places I go back to have not failed”, he writes in “Squarings xli” from Seeing Things

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Report from the IRISH SEMINAR 2015: “I will never look at Irish Studies—or the world—the same way again.”

Author: Mary Hendriksen

 The Keough-Naughton's annual IRISH seminar is meeting in Buenos Aires, with the theme:  Peripheral  Modernities? Ireland, Argentina, Latin America.

Christopher Fox, director of the Keough-Naughton Institute and a participant in the Seminar, reports that it has been " a smashing success," particularly in regard to students' new outlook on Irish Studies — and the world.

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Notre Dame Produces Liam Neeson-Narrated Documentary to Remember Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Liam Neeson

The University of Notre Dame will play a major role in the international celebration of the centenary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, which was announced Tuesday, March 31 in Dublin by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. A documentary television series, 1916: The Irish Rebellion, produced by Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, will be broadcast worldwide during the centenary, which memorializes the events in Dublin on Easter Week a century ago, when an insurrection started a process that culminated in an independent Irish state and accelerated the disintegration of the British Empire.

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