Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Ciaran O’Neill will present a public lecture on “Love, Power, and Consent in pre-famine Ireland: a Dublin Courtship” on Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Burns Library. O’Neill has been conducting a study, with Juliana Adelman of Dublin City University, on an unpublished diary kept by law student James Christopher Fitzgerald Kenney, who had a love affair with Mary Louisa McMahon. O’Neill will discuss what their relationship reveals about love, social class, courtship, and moral conduct in 1840s Dublin. O’Neill is the Ussher Assistant Professor in Nineteenth-Century History at Trinity College Dublin and president of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland. He is editor of Irish Elites in the Nineteenth Century and author of Catholics of Consequence: Transnational Education, Social Mobility and the Irish Catholic Elite, 1850-1900, winner of the James S. Donnelly Prize for History and the Social Sciences. More from BC News.
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