John Coffin Memorial Irish Studies Lecture
17 May 2012, 18:00 - 19:00
- Event Type:
- University Trust Fund Event
- The Chancellor's Hall (Senate House, first floor)
- Venue Details:
London WC1E 7HU
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'Samuel Beckett - Mystic' by Professor Declan Kiberd (University of Notre Dame)
A lecture exploring the problem of pain, authorship and godhead in Beckett's Murphy, Waiting for Godot, and The Unnameable.
Declan Kiberd is the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies, at the English Department and Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame. Previously, he was chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College Dublin (UCD). In 1979 Declan Kiberd joined UCD as lecturer in Anglo-Irish literature, having taught English previously in the University of Kent at Canterbury (1976-7), and Irish in Trinity College Dublin (1977-9). He was appointed Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at UCD in 1997. He has also been Director of the Yeats International Summer School (1985-7), Patron of the Dublin Shaw Society (1995-2000), a columnist with the Irish Times (1985-7) and the Irish Press (1987-93), the presenter of the RTE Arts programme, Exhibit A (1984-6), and a regular essayist and reviewer in the Irish Times, TLS, London Review of Books and the New York Times.
Free and open to the public, and followed by a wine reception. If you would like to attend please contact Jon Millington, Institute of English Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org ; tel +44 (0)207 664 4859.