Ireland 1916: Death of a Literary Revival?


Leading Irish writers will join academics in discussion on the artistic legacy of the Revival

Ireland 1916: Death of a Literary Revival?

This evening of readings and debate will be jointly hosted by the Irish Studies Centre (London Metropolitan University) and the Irish Literary Society from 6.30 – 8.30 pm on Monday 25th January at The Bloomsbury Hotel, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN.

The playwright Marina Carr, poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and novelist Jennifer Johnston will reflect on the influence of the Revival in their work and the place of the artist in Ireland after independence.

Prof Declan Kiberd and Dr PJ Mathews of University College Dublin, joint editors of the recent Handbook of the Irish Revival, will present a literary and historical overview of the period.

Tickets are available through the Irish Literary Society.

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This is the first in a series of events that the Irish Studies Centre is organizing to coincide with Ireland 2016.
About the LIS:

The Irish Literary Society was established in London in 1892. Among its founders were W B Yeats and Douglas Hyde and other leaders of the Irish Literary Revival.

The object of the Society is to promote the study of Irish literature and allied artistic forms and to provide a forum for intellectual and social activities in connection with these interests.


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