Kylemore Book Club
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.
This four-week program will give you the opportunity to view prerecorded 5-minute explainer videos, participate in weekly online meetings on Wednesdays at 1:00 PM EDT on August 5, 12, 19, and 26, and share your thoughts in an online discussion forum.
If you have previously registered for a Kylemore Book Club, you do not need to register again.