Led by Professor James Moran (University of Nottingham), this session explores Irish drama and considers the place of Brian Friel and Translations, within the genre. The full schedule of the afternoon will include Professor James Moran giving an overview of the Irish literary tradition with readings from NT company actors and Dr Emilie Pine discussing the themes of personal and public memory in Translations and others of Friel's plays.
James Moran is Professor of Modern English Literature and Drama at the University of Nottingham. He has published widely on Irish drama, including his books Staging the Easter Rising, Four Irish Rebel Plays and The Theatre of Sean O’Casey. He is currently editing a volume of Bernard Shaw’s shorter plays for Oxford University Press.
Emilie Pine is Associate Professor of Modern Drama at University College Dublin, Editor of the Irish University Review, and Director of the Irish Memory Studies Research Network. Pine has published widely as an academic and critic, including her books The Politics of Irish Memory, The Memory Marketplace (forthcoming 2020), and the multi-award-winning essay collection, Notes to Self (Penguin).
Tickets £35 (£20 senior citizens / £7.50 students and under 18s)
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