Professor Liam Harte's Inaugural Lecture, 'Irish Autobiography: Singular Lives, Plural Selves'
|Starts:||17:30 15 May 2019|
|Ends:||19:00 15 May 2019|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||The University of Manchester|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
You are invited to attend Professor Liam Harte's Inaugural Lecture, 'Irish Biography: Singular Lives, Plural Selves'.
Despite being an ancient and widespread practice in Irish culture, autobiography has received far less critical attention than the nation’s poetry, drama and prose fiction. This lecture will examine the self-representational practices that typify the genre of Irish autobiography and analyse how influential modern writers from W.B. Yeats to Nuala O’Faolain have negotiated the tensions between inherited and innovative ways of scripting the self.
The lecture’s coverage will include a focus on the dilemmas of identity and belonging expressed in the autobiographical writings of authors of Irish birth and heritage in Britain.
The event will start at 5.00pm in the Lecture Theatre at the Samuel Alexander Building and there will be an opportunity to speak with Professor Harte after the lecture.
If you have any enquiries, please contact Bethany Pedder (Bethany.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Travel and Contact Information
The Lecture Theatre
Samuel Alexander Building