Understanding the Body with W.B. Yeats & James Joyce

Understanding the Body with W.B. Yeats & James Joyce

This series, led by Declan Kiberd, will draw our focus closer to the human body, inviting readers to consider how the body is represented in the work of Irish authors W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and Eavan Boland.

Featured Speakers:

  • Declan Kiberd, Emeritus Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English and Irish Language and Literature
  • Deirdre Mulrooney, writer, filmmaker, radio documentarian, and dance historian
  • Evanna Lynch, actress, podcaster, and activist
  • Briona Ni Dhiarmada, Thomas J. & Kathleen M. O’Donnell Professor of Irish Studies and Concurrent Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre
  • Dr. O’Connor, HRHA, art historian, curator, lecturer, advisor, and archivist
  • Michael Keegan-Dolan, founder of Teaċ Daṁsa

Series Description

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Format Length Title Speaker
Article 2 minutes Meet the Instructor Declan Kiberd
Article 12 minutes Pre-Readings
Video 52 minutes The Body & Mind Declan Kiberd
Article 6 minutes Article: The lost story of James Joyce’s daughter as a Parisian dancer Deirdre Mulrooney
Article 60 minutes Join the live virtual event Declan Kiberd
Podcast 3 minutes The Song of Wandering Aengus Declan Kiberd
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Format Length Title Speaker
Article Pre-Readings Declan Kiberd
Video 50 minutes Blindness & Insight Declan Kiberd
Video 4 minutes On Baile’s Strand by W.B. Yeats Declan Kiberd
Video 8 minutes Ulysses by James Joyce Declan Kiberd
Article 60 minutes Join the Live Virtual Event Declan Kiberd
Article Prepare for Next Week Declan Kiberd
Article Additional Resources Briona Nic Dhiarmada
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Format Length Title Speaker
Article Pre-Readings Declan Kiberd
Video 7 minutes From Famine to Revival Declan Kiberd
Video 7 minutes "Crazy Jane talks with the Bishop" Declan Kiberd
Video 5 minutes Molly’s Soliloquy Declan Kiberd
Video 55 minutes View Event Declan Kiberd
Article Prepare for Next Week
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Format Length Title Speaker
Article Pre-Readings Declan Kiberd
Article 1 minute To Dance is to Burn by Michael Keegan-Dolan Michael Keegan Dolan
Video 6 minutes Setting the Body Free Declan Kiberd
Video 7 minutes Yeats, Dance, and the Unconscious Declan Kiberd
Video 55 minutes Join the Live Virtual Event Declan Kiberd
Article Congratulations