The Joseph Hassett Yeats Lecture: WB Yeats: A Portrait of the Poet as a Joyce Critic

To mark the birth of William Butler Yeats on 13 June 1865, Professor John McCourt will deliver this year’s Joseph Hassett Yeats lecture.

Saturday 11 June, 6pm

Speaker: Professor John McCourt, Professor of English Literature at the University of Macerata, Italy

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John McCourt is Professor of English Literature at the University of Macerata, Italy and Vice-President of the International James Joyce Foundation. He is the author of Writing the Frontier: Anthony Trollope between Britain and Ireland, The Years of Bloom: Joyce in Trieste 1904-1920 which was translated into Italian, Hungarian, Spanish, and Japanese. He has edited many volumes including Roll Away the Reel World: James Joyce and Cinema, James Joyce in Context, and Reading Brendan Behan. He was Peter O’Brien Visiting Scholar at Concordia University in 2019.
His latest work ‘Consuming Joyce: 100 Years of Ulysses in Ireland’ was published in February 2022.

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. Yeats Now: Echoing Into Life,  his most recent book was published in 2020 by The Lilliput Press.

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

The exhibition Yeats: the life and work of William Butler Yeats is open and online tours are also ongoing, see our events section for upcoming dates.

NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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