Lectures by Dr Bernard O’Donoghue in Bucharest and Constanta, 11-15 November 2018
Event12 November 2018
The Embassy of Ireland is pleased to announce that Dr Bernard O’Donoghue will give a series of lectures in Bucharest and Constanta between 11 and 15 November 2018, at the Faculty of the Foreign Languages and Literatures - University of Bucharest (12 November, 6pm & 15 November, 4pm); The National Romanian Literary Museum (13 November, 5pm); and the Faculty of Letters - Ovidius University of Constanta (14 November, 12pm).
Dr Bernard O'Donoghue was born in Cullen, County Cork in 1945, and he still lives there for part of the year. He moved to Manchester in 1962, and since 1965 he has lived in Oxford where he taught Medieval English and Modern Irish Literature. He has published seven books of poetry, including his Selected Poems (Faber, 2008). His last five books were all shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize; Gunpowder (1995) won the Whitbread Poetry Prize. He has published books on medieval literature and on modern Irish poetry, including The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
- Monday, 12 November, 18.00 hrs - "Parish and Province in Modern Poetry in Ireland" at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures - University of Bucharest - Str Pitar Mos nr 7-13, British Cultural Studies Room.
- Tuesday, 13 November, 17.00hrs - "Ireland’s Nobel Poets: Yeats, Heaney and their Politics" at The National Romanian Literary Museum, Str Nicolae Crețulescu nr 8, Bucuresti, Perpessicius Room.
- Wednesday, 14 November, 12.00hrs - "Parish and Province in Modern Poetry in Ireland" at the Faculty of Letters - Ovidius Universitatea of Constanta - Aleea Universitatii, Campus, A Building, Umberto Eco Room.
- Thursday, 15 November, 16.00hrs - "Irish Poetry since the Later Twentieth Century" at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures - University of Bucharest - Str Pitar Mos nr 7-13, James Joyce Room.
Access to all lectures is free of charge.