In the wars: Irish writing, 1914-1945

Wednesday 1 February 2017, 6.00PM

Speaker(s): Gerald Dawe (Trinity College Dublin)

Professor Gerald Dawe will talk about his latest book Of War and War's Alarms (Cork University Press, 2015), a multifaceted study of war and revolution and their impact on the writing lives of Irish poets and novelists from WW1 and the Easter Rising through the War of Independence to the Spanish Civil War, WW2 and the Northern 'Troubles'. Authors discussed will include W. B. Yeats, Thomas MacGreevy, Seamus Heaney, William Trevor, John Hewitt, and Christabel Bielenberg.

This is a Writers at York event.

Writers at York offers a lively programme of public readings and workshops, and aims to celebrate and explore the work of emerging and established contemporary writers.

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Location: Bowland Auditorium, Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Campus West

Email: hugh.haughton@york.ac.uk

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