Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

London Book Club Series presents "London in Song"

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Location: Online

The program, entitled “London in Song,” is led by Ian Newman, Assistant Professor of English and Fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

“As one of the central nodes of the global entertainment industry, London has a long and complex relationship to song, and much can be learned about the cultural life of the city through its song cultures,” said Newman. “‘London In Song’ explores the history of London by examining the popular music that it inspired.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

London Book Club Series presents "London in Song"

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Location: Online

The program, entitled “London in Song,” is led by Ian Newman, Assistant Professor of English and Fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

“As one of the central nodes of the global entertainment industry, London has a long and complex relationship to song, and much can be learned about the cultural life of the city through its song cultures,” said Newman. “‘London In Song’ explores the history of London by examining the popular music that it inspired.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Ireland's Generation X: A Conversation between Barry McCrea and Ian Lynch (Lankum)

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Location: Webinar format, partnership with the Museum of Literature Ireland

The series Ireland's Generation X? continues, with this month's conversation one between Professor Barry McCrea, Keough Family Chair of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and the musician Ian Lynch, a founder and member of the contemporary Irish folk music group Lankum

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

MFA Reading Series ft. Rebecca, Ahmad, and Austyn

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Location:

Feb 10th 7pm Mfa Zoom Reading Web

Come listen to the first MFA reading of the semester on February 10th. Readers include Rebecca Gearhart, Ahmad Aljawad, and Austyn Wohlers.

Registration for the event must take in advance of the reading.  Registration can be completed here

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Friday, February 19, 2021

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: The Language of Exile

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Location: Virtual Event

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Global Middle East and North Africa is a bi-annual symposium and lecture series that focuses on the study of literatures that have been shaped by histories of territorial and linguistic politics, colonialism, military domination and gross human rights violations. The initiative grapples with the constructed nature of history; reimagines American and global history from the position of suppressed voices; and examines how minoritized writers and scholars have historically innovated literary production and theory in the process of responding to systemic violence. 

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Sullivan Prize Reading ft. R.M. Kinder

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Location: Zoom conversation

RM Kinder

 

R. M. Kinder is the author of two prize-winning collections of short fiction: A Near-Perfect Gift, winner of the University of Michigan Press Literary Fiction Award, and Sweet Angel Band, winner of Helicon Nine Editions Willa Cather Award. A writer, editor, educator, and musician, she has also published two novels,

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Ireland's Generation X: A Conversation between Barry McCrea and Claire Kilroy

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Location: Webinar format, partnership with the Museum of Literature Ireland

The series Ireland's Generation X? continues, with this month's conversation one between Professor Barry McCrea, Keough Family Chair of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and the writer Claire Kilroy, who won the Rooney Prize for Literature in 2004 with her debut novel All Summer

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Will Alexander

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Location: Zoom conversation

Registration for the event must take in advance of the reading.  Registration can be completed here

 

Will Alexander works in multiple genres. In addition to being a poet, he is also a novelist, essayist, aphorist, playwright, philosopher, visual artist, and pianist. His influences range from poetic practitioners, such as Aimé Césaire, Bob Kaufman, Andre Breton, Antonin Artaud, and Philip Lamantia, to the encompassing paradigm of Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga, and the Egyptian worldview as understood by Cheikh Anta Diop and R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz. The latter is central to Alexander’s expanding inner range, which has allowed him access to levels of mind beyond the three-dimensional as boundary. He thereby explores the full dimensionality of each word. For him, each word has access to not only the median level of three-dimensional experience, but also partakes of experience on both the supra and subconscious planes. His praxis of language is not unlike the Mayan numerical world, where each letter of the alphabet spontaneously engages in non-limit. Thus, all fields of experience are open for exploration: art, physics, botany, history, astronomy, architecture, and poetics. Alexander’s books include

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Ireland's Generation X: A Conversation between Barry McCrea and Nick Laird

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Location: Webinar in partnership with the Museum of Literature Ireland

Joining Barry McCrea in his monthly conversations on Ireland's Generation X? will Nick Laird.

Born in Tyrone in 1975, Laird is a poet, novelist, screenwriter and former lawyer. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Betty Trask Prize, the Somerset Maugham award, the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, and a Guggenheim fellowship. His last collection, Feel Free, was shortlisted for the TS Eliot award and the Derek Walcott Prize. He is the Seamus Heaney Chair of Poetry at Queen’s University, Belfast and a Writer-in-Residence at New York University.…

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: The Aesthetics of Annihilation, a Brief Screening & Conversation

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Location: Virtual Event

Literatures of Annihilation, Exile & Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Global Middle East and North Africa is a bi-annual symposium and lecture series that focuses on the study of literatures that have been shaped by histories of territorial and linguistic politics, colonialism, military domination and gross human rights violations. The initiative grapples with the constructed nature of history; reimagines American and global history from the position of suppressed voices; and examines how minoritized writers and scholars have historically innovated literary production and theory in the process of responding to systemic violence. 

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Jesse McCarthy

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Location: Zoom conversation

Jesse Mccarthy Web

 

Registration for the event must take in advance of the reading.  Registration can be completed here.

Jesse McCarthy is an assistant professor in the departments of English and African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Ireland's Generation X: A Conversation between Barry McCrea and Mark O'Halloran

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Location: Webinar in partnership with the Museum of Literature Ireland

Joining Barry McCrea in his monthly conversations about Ireland's Generation X? will be actor and writer Mark O'Halloran. 

As an actor he has worked with all the major theatre companies in Ireland. On screen he has appeared in numerous films, most notably as one of the eponymous heroes in Adam & Paul for which he also wrote the screenplay. He has also appears in The Guard

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