Join us for an online conversion with Professor Roy Foster about his new book, On Seamus Heaney (Princeton University Press, 2020). Published this fall, On Seamus Heaney is a vivid and original account of one of Ireland’s greatest poets by an acclaimed Irish historian and literary biographer. Professor Foster will be in conversation with NYU's Dr. Kelly Sullivan.
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Roy Foster is Emeritus Professor of Irish History at Oxford and Professor of Irish History and Literature at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of many prizewinning books, including Modern Ireland 1600-1972, Paddy and Mr Punch, The Irish Story, Luck and the Irish, the two-volume authorised biography of W.B.Yeats, The Apprentice Mage 1865-1914 and The Arch-Poet 1915-1939, and Vivid Faces: the revolutionary generation in Ireland 1890-1923. He is also a well known cultural commentator and critic. His book On Seamus Heaney has just appeared from Princeton University Press.
Kelly Sullivan is a clinical associate professor in Irish Studies at Glucksman Ireland House, New York University. Recent publications include Elizabeth Bowen and 1916: An Architecture of Suspense" in Modernism/modernity Print+, An Absolutely Private Thing: Letters in Kate O'Brien's The Land of Spices in Irish University Review, as well as essays on Derek Mahon, Tim Robinson, and Irish artist Harry Clarke. She teaches and researches late modernism, environmental humanities, and contemporary Irish poetry.