An Evening of W.B. Yeats & Irish Literature

When:8 Nov 2011, 5pm - 7:30pm
Venue:J. B. Reid Theatre, AGSM Building, UNSW, Kensington Campus
Who:Professor John Kelly and Professor David Fitzpatrick

The John Hume Institute of Global Irish Studies and the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia, with support from the Consulate General of Ireland Sydney, present a double-bill of outstanding international speakers on the debts and legacies of W. B. Yeats.

Professor John Kelly | Emeritus Research Fellow in English, St John's College, Oxford

'"Inheriting a philosophy of life": W. B. Yeats' Debt to his Father'

John Kelly is the general editor of the multi-volume Collected Letters of W. B. Yeats for Oxford University Press. He is also the author of A W. B. Yeats Chronology (2003), co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to W. B. Yeats (2006), and the author of many articles on Yeats and Irish literature.

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Professor David Fitzpatrick | Professor of Modern History, Trinity College,  Dublin

'The gardener and the stable boy: Yeats, MacNeice, and the problem of Orangeism'

David Fitzpatrick is Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin. His works include Oceans of Consolation: Personal Accounts of Irish Migration to Australia (1995); The Two Irelands, 1912–1939 (1998); Harry Boland’s Irish Revolution (2003); and ‘Solitary and Wild’: Frederick MacNeice and the Salvation of Ireland (2011).

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A selection of light snacks and drinks will be served


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