Mícheál Mac Craith – 27 March

The Bloomsbury Hotel The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London

Professor Mícheál Mac Craith will deliver the 2017 joint Irish Texts Society / Irish Literary Society Noel O’Connell Lecture on the subject of 'Robin Flower and Irish Love Poetry'. Presented in association with the Irish Texts Society: Speaker: Mícheál Mac Craith Mícheál Mac Craith is a Franciscan priest who was Professor of Modern Irish at the National University of Ireland, ...

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Jews in Irish Literature – 19 Feb

The Bloomsbury Hotel The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London

The Irish Literary Society is engaging with writers and academics to reflect on 'Representations of Jews in Irish Literature'. The innovative research project of the same title was developed out of NUI Galway and Ulster University and forms the centre of tonight's event. The main objective of the project is to analyse representations of Jews in Irish literature from the ...

Micheál Ó Conghaile – 30 April

Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith 5 Black’s Road Hammersmith

The ILS is delighted to announce that the ILS / ITS Noel O’Connell Annual Memorial Lecture will be given by Micheál Ó Conghaile on his Irish language translations of the London-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh and the Irish language literary scene today. Ag aistriú Martin Mc Donagh ansin dfheadainn labhairt faoi scribhneoireacht agus foilsitheoireacht na Gaeilge inniu agus ceisteanna a fhreagairt. ...

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The Irish Way of Death – 24 Sept

The Bloomsbury Hotel 16-22 Great Russell St, London

The Irish Literary Society opens its 2018-19 season with a meditation on death, dying and our attitudes to mortality. In his book, The Way We Die Now, Dr. O’Mahony gives us a rare glimpse into the world of death and dying from the vantage point of a medical doctor. In My Father’s Wake Toolis writes of his coming-to-terms with the death ...

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25 March – Working Class Irish Literature

The Bloomsbury Hotel The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London

In the recent years of political and social turbulence in the UK, state of the nation debates have become commonplace and discussion on the representation of working class lives in literature has become a hot topic. A clearer recognition is emerging that publishers must overcome barriers of class and social mobility with the same level of commitment that has developed ...

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29 April – Ciaran Carson

The Bloomsbury Hotel The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED. NOTICE OF A REPLACEMENT EVENT WILL BE SENT OUT TO SUBSCRIBERS ASAP. TICKET REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED. The poet Ciaran Carson visits the Society to deliver our joint annual Noel O'Connell memorial talk with the Irish Texts Society. Carson's title for this talk 'From There to Here: Some Reflections on Translation' references his retrospective ...

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

The Bloomsbury Hotel The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London

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 ...

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

The Bloomsbury Hotel The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London

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 ...

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Michael Wood, Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen – 20 Nov

The Embassy of Ireland 17 Grosvenor Pl, London , London

The Irish Literary Society is delighted to announce that the speaker for this year's Annual Yeats Lecture will be Professor Michael Wood. Drawing on his book Yeats and Violence (2010) Professor Wood reflects on how poetry, seen through the instance of a single poem, seeks to make sense of a turbulent and dangerous world. Poetry must introduce order and shape ...

ILS / Irish Texts Society Annual lecture – POSTPONED

Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith 5 Black’s Road Hammersmith

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS. THE EVENT WILL RUN IN OUR 2020-21 SEASON. The scholar Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail visits the Society to deliver our joint annual Noel O'Connell memorial talk with the Irish Texts Society. Her subject is Thomas O’Connor (alias Tomás Ó Conchubhair, b. 1798), originally from the civil parish of Templemolaga, Co. ...

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