We are honoured and delighted to have the eminent academic and Booker prize nominee Seamus Deane with us on Friday 2nd March in Newry. An inspiring speaker, it is rare to have the opportunity to hear him publicly these days.
Seamus is currently Keough Professor of Irish Studies at the Keough Institute, Notre Dame. He has taught at Berkeley, Oregon, Indiana University UCD and Queens University, Belfast. He is also a member of the Royal Irish Academy and was a founding director of the Derry-based Field Day Theatre Company (1980 -1992). His several books include the novel Reading in Dark, A Short History of Irish Literature, Celtic Revivals: Essays in Modern Irish Literature, The French Revolution and Enlightenment in England and Strange Country: Modernity and Nationhood in Irish Writing since 1790. He also edited the monumental Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing in three volumes.
Finger food & refreshments will be available.
There is no admission charge. IAHIP members, pre-accredited associates and student associates are welcome to attend and bring a guest along with them to this evening.