The Annual Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture: Clíona Ní Ríordáin on “Contemporary Irish Writing: The Ecolinguistic Turn”

Friday, August 26, 2022 3:30 pm EST

Professor Ní Ríordáin will look at the way in which the Irish language has been central to a number of recent books within contemporary English language literature in Ireland. Some examples she will discuss are Thirty-Two Words for Field by Manchán Magan, Thin Places by Kerry ní Dochartaigh, and The Colony by Audrey Magee. She will trace the trend back to earlier texts, like The Last Geraldine Officer by Thomas McCarthy, and to one of Seamus Heaney’s early poems, ‘For the Commander of the Eliza.’ Join us on Friday, August 26, 2022, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm ET.

Clíona Ní Ríordáin, Professor of English at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3

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