Poems of Repossession: Twentieth-century Poetry in Irish Sponsored

25 September 2018 6:30pm — 8:30pm

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Louis De Paor
Louis De Paor has been Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at the National University
of Ireland, Galway since 2000. His published works include a monograph on the work of
Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Faoin mblaoisc bheag sin: an aigneolaíocht i scéalta Mháirtín Uí Chadhain
(1991), an anthology of twentieth-century poetry in Irish, Coiscéim na haoise seo (1991),
co-edited with Seán Ó Tuama, a bilingual edition of the selected poems of Máire Mhac
an tSaoi, An paróiste míorúilteach/The miraculous parish (2011) and a critical edition of the
selected poems of Liam S Gógan, Míorúilt an chleite chaoin (2012). He was Jefferson Smurfit
Distinguished Fellow at the University of St Louis-Missouri in 2002 and received the Charles
Fanning medal from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2009. He was Visiting
Professor of Celtic Studies at Sydney University in 1993, a Fulbright Scholar at New York
University in 2013 and the University of California, Berkeley in 2014, and Burns Scholar
at Boston College in 2016. His most recent research project is a critical anthology of
twentieth-century poetry in Irish with English translations, Leabhar na hAthghabhála/Poems
of Repossession (Bloodaxe 2016).

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