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Friday Seminar: Louis De Paor, 'A non-poet writing non-poetry in non-Irish for non-people: introducing Seán Ó Ríordáin'

Editor, researcher, and well-known Irish poet Louis De Paor presents on the famous Irish poet Seán Ó Ríordáin.

De Paor has been Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway, since 2000.  His published works include a monograph on the work of Máirtín Ó Cadhain, an anthology of twentieth-century poetry in Irish, Coiscéim na haoise seo, co-edited with Seán Ó Tuama, and has edited bilingual and critical editions of Irish poets selected poetry.

He was Jefferson Smurfit Distinguished Fellow at the University of St Louis-Missouri in 2002 and received the Charles Fanning medal from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2009.  He was Visiting Professor of Celtic Studies at Sydney University in 1993, a Fulbright Scholar at New York University in 2013 and the University of California, Berkeley in 2014, and Burns Scholar at Boston College in 2016.  His most recent research project is a critical anthology of twentieth-century poetry in Irish with English translations, Leabhar Na hAthghabhála: Poems of Repossession (Bloodaxe 2016).

Date Friday, 28 September 2018
Time 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Humanities
Event Type
CampusDunedin
DepartmentEnglish and Linguistics
LocationCastle seminar room D, Castle Lecture Theatre complex
CostFree
Contact NameProfessor Peter Kuch
Contact Phone+64 3 479 8634
Contact Emailpeter.kuch@otago.ac.nz

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