After Ireland: Writing the Nation from Beckett to the Present
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
St Cross College
£7 - £12.50
One of Ireland’s best-known literary critics Professor Declan Kiberd examines the crisis of Irish statehood through its postwar writers.
Kiberd argues that Ireland has lost its sovereignty and that its governing class has either managed slow stagnation or recklessly encouraged property speculation and consumerism. He says that the country’s writers have been aware of this from the start and traces it through writers such as Seamus Heaney, Edna O’Brien, Brian Friel, John Banville, Joseph O’Connor and Claire Keegan.
Kiberd is Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame and an international authority on the literature of Ireland. He is author of Inventing Ireland, Ulysses and Us and Irish Classics.
Programme of Irish literature and culture.
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