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Marina Carr, Playwright, Public Reading

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Acclaimed Irish playwright Marina Carr will launch the Keough-Naughton Institute's Fall 2019 Speakers and Public Talks Series with a reading at  4:00 p.m. in the galleries of "Looking at the Stars,a new exhibition of Irish art at the Snite Museum of Art.  After her reading all are welcome to attend a reception, jointly sponsored by the Friends of the Snite Museum and the Keough-Naughton Institute. 

Ms. Carr will be in residence at the Keough-Naughton Institute for two weeks in early September.

In addition to her public lecture, events scheduled for her residency include:

- A lecture (week of September 2, Time TBD) by Melissa Sihra, Head of Drama, Trinity College Dublin, author of  Marina Carr: Pastures of the Unknown (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), on the playwright's work.

- A roundtable on her work (week of September 9, Time TBD) featuring three Notre Dame faculty members:

     Anne Garcia-Romero, Associate Professor, Film, Television, and Theatre

    Susan Cannon Harris, Professor, English

    Joyelle McSweeney, Professor of English and Director, Creative Writing Program

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Frank Shovlin on "The Life and Letters of John McGahern"

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"The Life and Letters of John McGahern" will be the topic of a lecture by Frank Shovlin of the Irish Studies Institute at the University of Liverpool, where he is Professor of Irish Literature in English. His talk will take place  in the galleries of the new exhibition of Irish art, "Looking at the Stars," at the Snite Museum of Art, Friday, September 13, 3:30 p.m.

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