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February 2021

Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture by Fintan O’Toole

February 26, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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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Lecture by Nicholas Allen

October 29, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Scholar and author Nicholas Allen lectures on “Seamus Heaney’s Late Poems" as part of the 2021-22 Fund for Irish Studies lecture series. FREE and open to the public. Register and join via Zoom Webinar. Live closed captions available.

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November 2021

Lecture by Brendan O’Leary

November 5, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Brendan O’Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, presents “Irish Reunification: Prospects & Feasible Models,” a lecture drawn from his book-in-progress on questions and issues surrounding the idea of a unification of the island of Ireland. Introduced by Fintan O’Toole.

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December 2021

Lecture by Cian T. McMahon

December 3, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Cian T. McMahon, Associate Professor in the Department of History and Honors College at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, lectures on “The Coffin Ship: Life and Death at Sea during the Great Famine” with introduction by Paul Muldoon as part of the 2021-22 Fund for Irish Studies lecture series.

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January 2022

Lecture by Poet James Longenbach on W.B. Yeats

January 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Poet and literary critic James Longenbach, author of Forever and The Lyric Now, lectures on W.B. Yeats’ poem “Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen.” Longenbach will discuss how the poem assumed the shape it does, and, more importantly, the influence of that shape on subsequent long poems written throughout the 20th century and beyond. Part of the 2021-22 Fund for Irish Studies lecture series. FREE; open to all. registration required.

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