Tag Archives: Irish Studies

The value of Beckett

Boston College holds a major archive of the work of Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett, one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. On Oct. 27, Professor Ronan McDonald of the University of New South Wales, Australia, a leading authority on the … Continue reading

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Poetry reading in honor of Burns Scholar

An event will be held Oct. 18 to celebrate the publication of Leabhar Na hAthghabbhála: Poems of Repossession (2016), an anthology of Gaelic poems and English translations from the past 50 years, edited by Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Louis de Paor. Poets … Continue reading

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Beatlebone

Irish author Kevin Barry will read from his new novel, Beatlebone (Canongate, 2015), on Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. in Connolly House at  300 Hammond St. Beatlebone imagines a trip by former Beatle John Lennon to Ireland’s west coast in 1978. Earlier … Continue reading

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Novelists and politicians

Boston College’s Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies James H. Murphy will present “Novelists and Politicians in 19th-Century Ireland” on Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. Murphy is a leading scholar of 19th-century Ireland who has authored, or … Continue reading

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Power in 19th-century Britain and Ireland

Ciaran O’Neill, Ussher lecturer in history at Trinity College, Dublin, will conduct a seminar titled “Power in 19th-Century Britain and Ireland” on Nov. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. at Connolly House. O’Neill is president of the Society for the Study … Continue reading

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Yeats & Irish Romanticism

University College Cork Professor Claire Connolly will present “Counting on the Past: Yeats and Irish Romanticism” on Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Connolly House, 300 Hammond St. Connolly’s research and teaching interests include Irish writing; the novel in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; romanticism … Continue reading

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Review: The BBC’s ‘Irish Troubles’

It is hard to convey to people in the second decade of the twenty-first century, many of whom have no memory of the daily murder and mayhem that was Northern Ireland in the 1970s and 1980s, just how hugely disruptive … Continue reading

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