Declan Kiberd on The Importance of Being Earnest


Location: B071 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

In conjunction with the opening night performance of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest on Wednesday, November 8, there will be a pre-performance lecture,“Wilde at Heart: The Importance of Being Oscar,” by Professor Declan Kiberd, the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies and professor of English at Notre Dame. The talk will take place at 6:30 pm in B071 Jenkins Nanovic Hall and is co-sponsored by FTT, The First Year of Studies, and the Department of English. 

A leading international authority on the literature of Ireland, both in English and Irish, Professor Kiberd has authored scores of articles and many books, including Synge and the Irish LanguageMen and Feminism in Irish LiteratureIrish ClassicsThe Irish Writer and the WorldInventing Ireland, and, most recently, Ulysses and Us: The Art of Everyday Life in Joyce’s Masterpiece (2009). He has co-edited with PJ Mathews Handbook of the Irish Revival 1891-1922, a five-hundred-page anthology of cultural and political writings with commentaries and introductions, published by Abbey Theatre Press.