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Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture: Heaney, Place and Property

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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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Student Spotlight: Ailbhe Darcy, Ph.D. 2015

Author: Mary Hendriksen

 

Ailbhe Darcy, of the Department of English and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, received her doctorate in May 2015 with an accompanying minor in Irish Studies.

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 At Commencement, she was the winner of the Graduate School’s 2015 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Award in the Humanities.

The citation for her Shaheen Award, the highest honor bestowed on a Notre Dame graduate student, honored Ailbhe for her extraordinary success both as a poet and as a literary critic.

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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

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 The Keough-Naughton's annual IRISH seminar met this summer 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, reported that it was " a smashing success," particularly in regard to students' new outlook on Irish Studies — and the world.

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