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Thurs 08 Oct- IMAGINING Ireland – Illustrated talk by P.J. Mathews

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Speaker Dr. P.J. MATHEWS – Co-Editor of Handbook of the Irish Revival

VENUE: United Arts Club, 3 Upper FITZWILLIAM St., Dublin 2- MAP

Dont miss this event! PJ’s recent nationwide appearances have included venues such as the Abbey Theatre, Clifden Arts Festival and the Sean O’Rourke RTE Radio show-

The centenaries of foundational events of our states and societies bring with them an opportunity to reflect on what we think is important about defining moments in our past….. 

The Irish Revival of 1891 to 1922 was an extraordinary era of literary achievement and cultural debate in Ireland.  Artists, thinkers and political activists exchanged ideas and opinions about what Ireland was and could become. The Handbook of the Irish Revival  traces a line of connection between the pressing issues of the time and the challenges faced by Ireland today. Writings by world famous names such as James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Maud Gonne and J.M. Synge are published alongside voices of almost forgotten figures.

Yeats’ vision was of a future Ireland founded on wonder and beauty but built on imagination and possibility...The Abbey Theatre...was founded to sow the seeds and reap the fruits of the Revival. …The dramatic form played a key role in the Revival, both in linking to the mythic past and in bringing… Ireland out into the world” – President of Ireland,  M.D. Higgins, 2015

TIME: register from 7.15pm /  START 7.30pm
ADMISSION: – €5  donation towards overheads
Parking Free from  7pm -Tea, Coffee & Bar available in the Club from 7pm
VENUE: United Arts Club, 3 Upper FITZWILLIAM St., Dublin 2- MAP

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More ABOUT P.J. MATHEWS, & Handbook of the Irish Revival – Abbey Theatre Press 2015:
EDITORS:
Prof. Declan KIBERD Keough Professor of Irish Studies at University of Notre Dame 
and
Dr P.J. MATHEWSLecturer, UCD School of English, Drama & Film
P.J. Mathews is a Senior Lecturer in the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin, and has written widely on Irish literature and theatre. He is the author of Revival: the Abbey Theatre, Sinn Féin, the Gaelic League and the Co-operative Movement (Field Day, 2003) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to John Millington Synge (CUP, 2009). He is a member of the governing board of RTÉ, Director of Academic Podcasting for UCDscholarcast

More about the Handbook of the Irish Revival – Abbey Theatre Press 2015:
PHOTOS at Abbey Launch by President M.D. Higgins
PRESIDENTS SPEECH at Abbey Launch by President M.D. Higgins
BOOK available at the ABBEY  Theatre Website


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