Fri Oct 26, 2018

The Annual Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture—Eve Patten on "Heaney, Auden, and the Age of Anxiety"


Location: Room 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls


In the Institute’s annual Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture, Eve Patten, Professor of English and Director of the Oscar Wilde Centre at Trinity College, Dublin, will speak on the theme of the poet and anxiety. Taking its cue from Heaney’s essay "Sounding Auden," this lecture will revisit Heaney’s complex response to his predecessor W.H. Auden’s "hungering for a form" against a backdrop of world crisis, and considers—seven decades after the appearance of Auden’s "The Age of Anxiety"—the role of poetry in apprehensive times.  

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Mon Nov 12, 2018

John Banville - Reading and Public Talk


Location: Room 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall


The award-winning novelist John Banville will be a short-term visitor at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies from 30 October through mid-November 2018.

His reading and public talk will feature a text and remarks related to themes of fiction writing.

Reception to follow.

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