Lecture Series in Irish Studies

Washington and Lee University

Each year I bring a number of prestigious figures in Irish Studies to Washington and Lee, to give public lectures, meet with classes, and talk with students and faculty.  These visits have been generously supported by the Program in Global Stewardship, the Department of English, the Glasgow Endowment, and University Lectures.  This year (2006-07), the speakers are:

Professor Coilin Owens, Department of English, George Mason University.  His lecture, titled (*), will be delivered on Thursday, October 19, 7 p.m., in Huntley 327.


Jamie O'Neill, Irish novelist, will give a public reading of his work on Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m., Commons Theater (reception and book-signing to follow).


Previous speakers, readings, and performances have included:


Grainne Hambly and William Jackson, Irish Harpers:  concert and lecture on March 15, 2006.


Terence Brown, Department of English, Trinity College, Dublin:  "Ulysses and the Poetry of Things," Thursday, March 17, 2005.


Maria DiBattista, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Princeton University:  "This is not a Movie: Joyce and the Art of Cinema," Thursday, December 11, 2003


Adrian Frazier, National University of Ireland, Galway:  "Hollywood Irish: Film and the Early Abbey Theatre," Thursday, November 6, 2003

Grainne Hambly, Irish Harper:  Lecture on the Irish Harp and Irish Culture and Performance, Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Lucy McDiarmid, Department of English, Villanova University:  "Magic Objects: 39 French Irish Paintings," Thursday, October 9, 2003



For further information, contact Professor Marc Conner, Department of English, 458-8924


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