The Joseph Hassett Yeats Lecture:"Yeats Among Europeans"

The Joseph Hassett Yeats Lecture 2018: “Yeats Among Europeans”

To mark the birth of William Butler Yeats on 13 June 1865, we welcome Dr Lauren Arrington to the library to deliver this year’s Joseph Hassett Yeats lecture.

Wednesday 13 June at 7pm

Speaker: Dr Lauren Arrington, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool

W.B. Yeats’s importance to European literature is unquestionable, but how important was Europe to Yeats? In this lecture, Lauren Arrington will focus on Yeats’s interests in European culture and politics in the dynamic and divisive 1920s and 1930s.

Dr Lauren Arrington received her doctorate from Oxford University, and was Adrian Research Fellow in English at Darwin College, Cambridge University, prior to joining the Institute of Irish Studies. She has also taught twentieth-century literature at Goldsmiths, Queen Mary University of London, Southampton, and Oxford.

Dr Arrington is Co-director of the Yeats International Summer School for 2018-2019, and has been awarded fellowships in the U.S., in Ireland, and the U.K., including as Burns Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies, twice as a fellow at Trinity College Dublin's Long Room Hub, at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and at Cambridge University's Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

Joseph Hassett is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a PhD in Anglo Irish Literature from University College, Dublin. He practices law in Washington, and is the author of W.B. Yeats and the Muses, published in 2010 by Oxford University Press and The Ulysses Trials: Beauty and Truth Meet the Law, published 2016 by The Lilliput Press.

We acknowledge Joseph Hassett's support for this event as part of the library's programme.

Booking is now open for this event.
To book for this event, please email  with the subject line Yeats lecture.

The exhibition Yeats: the life and work of William Butler Yeats is ongoing. Join us for a public tour on the first Thursday of each month.

NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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