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May 2019

6 May – Down and Out in Eighteenth-Century Dublin and London

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Bloomsbury Hotel, The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3NN United Kingdom
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Down and Out in Eighteenth-Century Dublin and London: Charles Henry Wilson and Irish Literature The scholar Dr Peadar Ó Muircheartaigh visits the Society to deliver our joint annual Noel O'Connell memorial talk with the Irish Texts Society. O Muircheartaigh will speak on the work of Charles Henry Wilson, an eighteenth-century Anglo-Irish Protestant with an interest in Irish-language literature, who studied at Trinity College Dublin before moving to London in the 1780s to pursue the life of a writer. He would…

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June 2019

Essaying the Body: Sinéad Gleeson and Emilie Pine – 5 June

June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Bloomsbury Hotel, The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3NN United Kingdom
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Sinéad Gleeson and Emilie Pine join the ILS to discuss their recent books of essays. Pine's winning last year's An Post Irish Book of the Year seemed to mark a reemergence of the essay form in Irish literature. Perhaps the flourishing of literary journals in Ireland has encouraged this, perhaps the renewed appreciation of Hubert Butler's work has been an influence, certainly his cosmopolitan sensibility is present in the recent creative non-fiction of Brian Dillon, Kevin Breathnach, Ian Maleney... I’ve…

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