Kate Costello-Sullivan, a BC alumna and president of the American Conference for Irish Studies, will present the Dalsimer Memorial Lecture on Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. in Connolly House. Her talk is titled “‘Fully Made She Will be Strong’: Embodiment, Parenthood, and Healing in the Contemporary Irish Novel.” She plans to explore the narratives of healing and recovery in 21st century Irish novels such as The Gathering and The Green Road by Anne Enright, Belinda McKeon’s Solace, and Anna Burns’s The Milkman. Costello-Sullivan is a professor of modern Irish literature at Le Moyne College and author of Mother/Country: Politics of the Personal in the Fiction of Colm Tóibín and Trauma and Recovery in the Twenty-first-Century Irish Novel. Sponsor: Irish Studies Program.
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