Learn about Irish Western writers

In recent decades, a large and well-regarded volume of creative work has emerged from the West of Ireland, written by residents and visitors of the region. Author Eamonn Wall will discuss the themes and authors of this regional literature in his “Writing the Irish West: A Lecture and Celebration of Writing” at 7 p.m. May 6 in 331 Social Sciences and Business Building at the University of Missouri­–St. Louis. It is free and open to the public.

Wall, UMSL’s Smurfit-Stone Professor of Irish Studies and professor of English, recently wrote the book, “Writing the Irish West: Ecologies and Traditions.” It is the first critical study to examine contemporary Irish writers in their shared Western context.

The lecture is sponsored by the Smurfit-Stone Endowed Professorship in Irish Studies at UMSL, the Center for International Studies at UMSL and UMSL.

More information:
umsl.edu/cis or 314-516-7299

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