The 2017 Adele Dalsimer Memorial Lecture will be presented by Clair Wills, a leading scholar of 20th-century British and Irish literature and society, on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. Her lecture, titled “Digs and Lodging Houses: Literature, Ruins and Survival in Post-War Britain,” will explore the world of post-war British culture and draw in part on the work of Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett. Wills is the Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Chair of Irish Letters at Princeton University. Included among her most recent publications are: That Neutral Island: A History of Ireland during the Second World War, Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO, and The Best Are Leaving: Emigration and Post-War Irish Culture. She is currently writing a cultural history of post-war Britain, told from the perspective of European and Commonwealth immigrants. Her lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Sponsor: Center for Irish Programs.
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