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November 2020

Symposium on “The 175th Anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s Tour of Ireland”

November 13, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

On November 13, Professor of History Christine Kinealy (Quinnipiac University), author Colum McCann (author of TransAtlantic), and Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies Autumn Womack (Princeton University) lead a symposium on “The 175th Anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s Tour of Ireland," moderated by Paul Muldoon, Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor at Princeton University. Part of Princeton University’s 2020-21 Fund for Irish Studies series. The symposium explores the four months Douglass spent in Ireland in 1845, an experience he described…

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Lecture by Patrick Radden Keefe

November 20, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Bestselling author and staff writer at The New Yorker Patrick Radden Keefe delivers a lecture on “Say Nothing: A true Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland” as part of Princeton University’s 2020-21 Fund for Irish Studies series

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December 2020

Reading by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

December 4, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Professor emeritus in the School of English at Trinity College Dublin and winner of the 2020 Irish Times/Poetry Now Award, reads her poetry as part of Princeton University’s 2020-21 Fund for Irish Studies series.

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February 2021

Lecture by Laurence Cox

February 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Laurence Cox (Maynooth University) on “Irish Hobo, Buddhist Monk, Anticolonial Celebrity: The Strange Story of U Dhammaloka/Laurence Carroll."

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Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture by Fintan O’Toole

February 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Scholar and critic Fintan O’Toole delivers the annual Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture on “1921 and 2021: The Partition of Ireland, Then and Now."

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March 2021

Screening of Filmed Version of Happy Days by Samuel Beckett

March 5 @ 4:30 pm

Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days (“One of the most unforgettable plays in the modern canon.” –The New York Times) is the ultimate emblem of perseverance. Now, in a rare exception allowed only during the country’s theatre prohibition, this modernist masterpiece will be recorded and broadcast online, delicately translated to the screen for its 60th anniversary by artists on the cutting edge of digital theatre. FREE; tickets required.

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Lecture by Tara Guissin-Stubbs

March 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Scholar Tara Guissin-Stubbs, Associate Professor in English Literature and Director of Studies in English Literature and Creative Writing at Oxford University, lectures on “Symbols from Within, and Symbols from Without: The Celtic Revival and the Harlem Renaissance” as part of Princeton University’s 2020-21 Fund for Irish Studies series.

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April 2021

CANCELED — Lecture by Alan Hayden

April 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Alan Hayden (University College, Dublin) lectures on “Irish Archaeology Now” as part of Princeton University's 2020-21 Fund for Irish Studies series.

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September 2021

Conversation with Roddy Doyle and Fintan O’Toole

September 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Irish novelist, dramatist, and screenwriter Roddy Doyle joins in conversation with scholar and critic Fintan O’Toole. Professor Paul Muldoon opens the virtual event with an introduction. FREE and open to public; register and join via Zoom webinar.

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October 2021

“History of Ireland in 100 (and More) Words” with Máire ní Mhaonaigh and Sharon Arbuthnot

October 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Authors Máire ní Mhaonaigh and Sharon Arbuthnot present on “A History of Ireland in 100 (and More) Words,” with an introduction by Professor Paul Muldoon, as part of the 2021-22 Fund for Irish Studies lecture series. FREE and open to public; register and join via Zoom Webinar.

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