Inaugural Adele Dalsimer lecture

margaretLiterary critic and Boston College alumna Margaret Kelleher, a professor at University College Dublin, will present “Focla Dégheanach (Dying Words): The Execution of Myles Joyce (Galway, 1882) and Its Continuing Legacy” at BC’s inaugural Adele Dalsimer Lecture on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. Kelleher has reshaped the field of Irish literary studies over the last two decades with her work on 19th-century literature, women’s writings, and on the historical relationship between English and Irish. Her books include The Feminization of Famine and The Cambridge History of Irish Literature, co-edited with BC Professor Philip O’Leary. She was a contributing editor to Field Day Anthology Volumes 4 and 5, and editor of the special issue on the Irish Literary Revival for Irish University Review. Sponsor: Irish Studies. Advanced registration is requested. More about the lecture’s namesake and the event from the Boston College Chronicle.

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