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April 2019

A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot

April 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Filmmaker Sinead O'Shea presents a screening of her documentary film, A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot, at the Princeton Garden Theatre. Screening followed by discussion with writer/director O'Shea and Irish scholar and critic Fintan O’Toole. At the Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ. FREE and open to the public. Presented as part of the spring 2019 Fund for Irish Studies event series; please note different location and time than other series events. ABOUT THE FILM One…

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May 2019

Anne Enright: A Reading

May 3, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Award-winning writer Anne Enright reads from her work as part of the spring 2019 Fund for Irish Studies event series. In the James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ. FREE and open to the public.   Photo by Hugh Chaloner Anne Enright Anne Enright was born in Dublin in 1962, and she lives there still. She has written six novels, two books of short stories and a book of essays about motherhood. Her work appears in many publications…

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September 2019

“The Making of The Hunger”

September 13, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Donnacha M. Dennehy (composer) and Iarla Ó Lionáird (singer) discuss the creation of their new music-theater piece on the Famine in Ireland. Introduced by Lecturer in Theater  Michael Cadden, the event is cosponsored by Princeton University's Department of Music. The Hunger premiered in 2016 starring O’Lionáird at BAM Next Wave Festival. It is based on diaries and personal accounts from the period of the Great Famine in Ireland (1845-52). A departure from conventions in which the ensemble is concealed in the…

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Reading and conversation with novelist John Banville

September 20, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Photo by by Douglas Banville Award-winning Irish novelist John Banville reads from his work followed by a conversation with Princeton’s Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities Paul Muldoon on Friday, September 20. The event will take place at the James Stewart Film Theater at 185 Nassau Street on the Princeton University Campus at 4:30 p.m. The reading and conversation are free and open to the public as a part of Princeton University’s 2019-20 Fund for Irish Studies…

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November 2019

“Dronehenge”: An Illustrated Talk by Anthony Murphy

November 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Paul Muldoon introduces an illustrated talk by author and photographer Anthony Murphy. In his lecture, tentatively titled “Dronehenge,” Murphy will discuss his 2018 discovery that has radically changed our view of the Neolithic landscape of Brú na Bóinne.

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December 2019

“Fiddle Strings, Airplane Wings and Humanizing Technology”

December 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Paul Muldoon introduces a lecture by award winning technology, innovation and creativity executive Domhnaill Hernon. In his lecture, “Fiddle strings, airplane wings and humanizing technology,” Hernon will share some of his personal history, discuss the merits of fusing art and technology, play some tunes, and talk about Irish tradition in music and in particular where he comes from in County Sligo, Ireland. DOMHNAILL HERNON is an award-winning technology, innovation and creativity executive. He received an undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering…

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February 2020

POSTPONED: 2020 Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture

February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Free

EVENT NOTE: The Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture scheduled for February 28 will now take place later in the spring semester. As soon as a new date is confirmed, we will share that with the community. As part of the spring 2020 Fund for Irish Studies series, a special guest will present the annual Robert Fagles memorial lecture. FREE and open to the public.   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Alexander Street, between Lawrence Drive in Princeton and Canal Pointe Boulevard in West Windsor,…

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March 2020

CANCELED: Reading by Hannah Sullivan

March 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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NOTE: This event has been canceled. Sullivan's book of poetry, Three Poems, will still be available for purchase at Labyrinth Books in Princeton. T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Hannah Sullivan will read from her work on Friday, March 6. The event will take place at the James Stewart Film Theater at 185 Nassau Street on the Princeton University Campus at 4:30 p.m. The reading and conversation are free and open to the public as part of Princeton University’s 2019-20 Fund for…

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April 2020

CANCELED — Reading by Kevin Barry

April 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. As part of the spring 2020 Fund for Irish Studies series, acclaimed novelist Kevin Barry reads from his work. Barry’s recent work, The Nightboat to Tangier, was listed among the 10 best books of 2019 by The New York Times. KEVIN BARRY is the author of the highly acclaimed novel City of Bohane and two short-story collections, Dark Lies the Island and There Are Little Kingdoms. He was awarded the Rooney Prize in 2007 and won the Sunday Times EFG Short Story…

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CANCELED — Lecture by Laurence Cox

April 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. As part of the spring 2020 Fund for Irish Studies series, Associate professor of sociology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Laurence Cox lectures on “Irish Hobo, Buddhist Monk, Anti-colonial Celebrity: The Strange Story of U Dhammaloka/Laurence Carroll.” The lecture is based in his forthcoming (March 2020) book, The Irish Buddhist: the Forgotten Monk who Faced Down the British Empire, with Alicia Turner and Brian Bocking. LAURENCE COX is Associate Professor of Sociology at the National University of Ireland Maynooth…

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