A Holding Field: Seamus Heaney and translation

Thursday 27 September, 7pm

This multimedia presentation explores the diversity of Heaney’s translations, starting with his work from Irish tradition and considers his versions of classical and medieval authors, the impact of Polish writers, and late forays into French and Italian. The programme incorporates poems, commentaries, recorded interviews, music and film.

A Holding Field is jointly presented by Michael Parker (Oxford University/ Oxford Brookes University), Stephen Regan (Durham University) and Esther Armstrong (University of the Arts, London). On their last appearance at the National Library of Ireland in December 2014, they presented Noli Timere: Reflections on the Life and Work of Seamus Heaney.

Booking required: bookings@nli.ie

This event will take place in the Main Building at 7 Kildare Street.

Professor Michael Parker
Michael works as a Tutor in the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education, offering courses on Irish, Postcolonial and British Literature. He is currently working to complete a new monograph, Seamus Heaney: Legacies, Afterlives. He has published extensively on Contemporary Irish Literature, and recently co-edited and translated Andrzej Franaszek's Milosz: A Biography.

Professor Stephen Regan
Stephen’s main teaching and research interests are modern poetry, modern Irish literature and literary theory. His publications include essays on W.B.Yeats, Seamus Heaney and Robert Frost, two books on Philip Larkin, an edition of George Meredith's Modern Love, and a forthcoming critical study of the sonnet from Shakespeare to Heaney

Esther Armstrong, Programme Director, University of the Arts London
Experienced Lecturer with Graduate Diploma in Technical Theatre from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art & PhD in Scenography from The University of Surrey.

NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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