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Capturing the Contemporary

To celebrate the launch of The New Irish Studies (Cambridge University Press), join writers and literary critics as they discuss recent trends in contemporary Irish writing. 

Hear Anne Enright and Margaret Kelleher consider how creative writers remake the past, Christian O’Reilly and Emilie Pine examine pregnancy on the Irish stage, Rosaleen McDonagh and Michael Pierse review the challenges of equitable representation, and Leontia Flynn and Eric Falci  explore the legacy of Seamus Heaney in contemporary poetry. 

The editor of the collection, Paige Reynolds, will lead the discussion. Scholars and the writers whom they studied will, together in conversation, tackle the question: How do we capture and communicate, in the moment, the particular energy and diversity of twenty-first-century Irish and Northern Irish writing?

Presented by MoLI in partnership with the Dublin Book Festival and Cambridge University Press.

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