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Author Colm Tóibín and the film Brooklyn


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Author Colm Tóibín will share the story behind Brooklyn, his 2009 novel that was adapted into a film in 2015. The focus of his talk will be 20th-century Irish immigraton to the U.S., and the experience of exile and return to Ireland.  Q&A after the screening.

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IRISH Seminar 2016: Classical Influences

Author: Mary Hendriksen



With the theme "Classical Influences," the 2016 IRISH Seminar took participants to Dublin and Kylemore Abbey as they examined Irish culture from a number of different historical, sociological, and literary perspectives —all with the aim of recognizing the wide-ranging impact of Greek and Roman models on the development of Irish society.

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