Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Louis de Paor will present: “Lethal in Two Languages: Flann O’Brien and Máirtín Ó Cadhain” on Nov. 9 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. De Paor’s talk will focus on the parallels and differences between two of Ireland’s most accomplished writers and contrarians, on the historical context in which they emerged, and their contributions to world literature. De Paor’s published works include an anthology of 20th-century poetry in Irish, Coiscéim na haoise seo, co-edited with Seán Ó Tuama, a critical edition of the poems of Liam S Gógan, Míorúilt an chleite chaoin, and Leabhar na hAthghabhála, a bilingual anthology of 20th-century poetry in Irish with English translations. A reception in the Irish Room of the Burns Library will follow his lecture. An RSVP is requested. Sponsors: Center for Irish Programs and the Burns Library.