Understanding the Body with W.B. Yeats & James Joyce
In the last book club series, Professor Barry McCrea guided us through various representations of what it’s like to experience life in lockdown during a pandemic and how it alters our relationship with society. This new series, led by Professor 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. Introducing readers to Yeats and Joyce, two towering figures of Irish literature, the following themes will be discussed: the relationship between mind and body, the body in pain, the body in Irish history, and the body set free. Guest speakers will join Professor Kiberd during some of these sessions. Sign Up
Live meetings will be on Wednesdays, 1:00 PM (EDT) on August 5, 12, 19, and 26.Start Series Partners for the Kylemore Book Club include Kylemore Abbey Global Centre, Keough Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, ND International, the College of Arts & Letters, the Keough School of Global Affairs, ND Learning, and the Notre Dame Alumni Association. To read more about this partnership, please read the announcement.