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Joseph Hassett Yeats lecture to celebrate WB Yeats’ birthday

“WB Yeats: A Portrait of the Poet as a Joyce Critic”

Thursday, 9 June 2022
Joseph Hassett addressing an audience standing at a podium inside the NLI's Reading Room

Professor John McCourt and Joseph Hassett

Our annual Joseph Hassett lecture will take place on, Saturday, 11th June at 6pm, and is entitled “WB Yeats: A Portrait of the Poet as a Joyce Critic”.

The lecture will be delivered by Joycean scholar and Professor of English at the University of Macerata, Professor John McCourt.

Each year, with the generous support of lawyer, literary scholar and philanthropist Joseph Hassett, the National Library of Ireland offers a keynote lecture marking the birth of WB Yeats on 13th June 1865. The lecture is inspired by the NLI’s long-running exhibition YEATS: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats, which showcases the largest collection of Yeats material in the world.

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WB Yeats: A Portrait of the Poet as a Joyce Critic – Joseph Hassett Yeats Lecture 2022