Barry McCrea, Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies, Interviewed on New Podcast

Author: Dean, Julian

Ahead of Michael G. Cronin's visit to Notre Dame and lecture on 22 March, listen to the Lecturer in English from Maynooth interview Notre Dame's very own Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and Concurrent Professor of English, Irish Language and Literature as well as Romance Languages and Literatures, Barry McCrea. 

In his conversation with Michael G Cronin, Barry McCrea discusses the genesis of his novel The First Verse (2005); the influence of Latin-American magical realism and other non-English literary works on both the story and style of the novel; the clash between the unlimited inner lyrical self and the limited real world; the dangers of solipsistic reading; real and literary cities; and his current literary project.  

The episode is part of the Irish Itinerary Podcast series run by EFACIS, the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies.

Listen here.

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