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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 Public Lecture
Special Lecture
Open Seminar
Divisional Seminar
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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