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November 2022

“Listen to the Land Speak” with Manchán Magan

November 11, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Inspired by language, landscape and mythology, Manchán Magan explores the insight and hidden wisdom native Irish culture offers to the people of Ireland and the world.

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February 2023

Lecture by Dr. Geraldine Parsons — “The Quiet Girls of Early Ireland: Women in Medieval Irish Literature”

February 3, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Dr. Geraldine Parsons, Senior Lecturer in Celtic and Gaelic and Head of Subject at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, lectures on the mythological hero Fionn MacCumhaill and her broader research on medieval Irish literature. Fionn MacCumhaill, also known as Finn McCool, was a 3rd century A.D. warrior and hunter in medieval Ireland. He led a clan of warriors called the Fianna Éireann, and his adventures are documented in the Fenian Cycle.

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Screening of Documentary Lyra and Discussion with Director Alison Millar

February 24, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Critically acclaimed filmmaker Alison Millar screens her 2021 award-winning documentary film, Lyra, an emotive, intimate portrait of the life and death of Belfast journalist Lyra Mckee, who was murdered by the New IRA the day before Good Friday, April 2019. The film seeks answers to her senseless killing through Lyra’s own work and words. Followed by a discussion with Millar moderated by Fintan O’Toole, Chair of the Fund for Irish Studies.

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March 2023

Lecture by Fintan O’Toole — “Uneasy Peace: The Good Friday Agreement 25 Years On”

March 31, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Visiting Leonard L. Milberg ’52 Professor in Irish Letter Fintan O’Toole delivers the Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture, “Uneasy Peace: The Good Friday Agreement 25 Years On.” O’Toole examines Ireland since the Good Friday Agreement was signed in April 1998, a political deal designed to bring an end to 30 years of violent conflict in Northern Ireland, known as the Troubles.

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April 2023

Lecture by Elizabeth Boyle: “Fierce Appetites: Lessons from My Year of Untamed Thinking”

April 14, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Elizabeth Boyle (University of Maynooth) lectures on “Fierce Appetites: Lessons from My Year of Untamed Thinking” on April 14

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Lecture by Mary Burke: “Race, Politics, and Irish-America: A Gothic History”

April 21, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Burke’s talk will draw from her new book, Race, Politics, and Irish-America: A Gothic History (Oxford University Press, 2023). Using the words and lives of Black and white writers and public figures of Irish connection, she will discuss the complex cultural and political legacies of centuries of Irish presence in the Americas, from the forcibly transported and Scots-Irish to post-Famine Catholic immigrants.

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September 2023

Lecture by Diarmaid Ferriter

September 15, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin, lectures on the Irish Civil War.

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October 2023

Lecture & Reading by Barry McCrea

October 27, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States

Award-winning writer Barry McCrea will give a brief talk on “Language and the Irish Novel” followed by a reading from his novel-in-progress Miracle at Thorn Island. Introduced by Visiting Leonard L. Milberg ’52 Professor in Irish Letters Fintan O’Toole.

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November 2023

Lecture & Reading by Louise Kennedy

November 10, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
Free

Award-winning writer Louise Kennedy presents “Trespasses: Fact, Fiction and Memory,” a lecture based on her bestselling novel Trespasses, which won the British Book Awards Debut Novel of the Year, the An Post Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year, and the McKitterick Prize. Kennedy will read from the book and examine her use of news reports, family lore and her own childhood memories in creating a fictional account of ordinary lives blighted by sectarian and class conflict.

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December 2023

Reading by Caoilinn Hughes

December 1, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States

Award-winning writer Caoilinn Hughes (The Wild Laughter) reads from her work, including an excerpt from her forthcoming novel, The Alternatives. No tickets required.

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