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WHAT:             Irish Lecture Series: “Sex and Revolution in Irish Writing after 1922”


WHEN:             7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

                        Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 351 

                        620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

                        Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:         Nicholas Allen, assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present the fourth lecture in Catholic University’s 20th Irish Studies Speakers Series. In his Feb. 17 talk, titled “The Roaring Twenties? Sex and Revolution in Irish Writing after 1922,” Allen will discuss the influence of independence on the writing of Ireland’s authors at the time. Allen is the author of “George Russell (Æ) and the New Ireland, 1905-1930” and co-editor, along with Aaron Kelly, of “The Cities of Belfast.”

The speakers series features lectures by visiting scholars and artists from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the United States who discuss Irish arts, history and politics. The remaining lecture in the series is scheduled for April 7.

All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information about the series, contact Robert Mahony, professor of English, at mahony@cua.edu or 202-319-5488.


SPONSOR:       CUA Center for Irish Studies


MEDIA:             To cover the event, contact Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.




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