Slavery, the Irish, and the Atlantic 19th Century

Submitted by Carolyn Arnold, Associate Director, Marketing & Communications on March 1, 2011

On March 10th the Program in Irish Studies will host a public lecture with special guest Dr. Marjorie Howes, associate professor of English at Boston College. Dr. Howes is the distinguished author of Yeats’ Nations and Colonial Crossings.

Held at 6 p.m. in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room, this event is supported by the campus initiative in Global Citizenship.

Fairfield will welcome Dr. Howes, a renowned scholar of modern Irish literature, for a lecture and faculty/student seminar on the literacy and historical significance of Irish Atlantic migrations, a topic with deep connections to new transnational approaches to the study of literature, history, and society.

Dr. Howes, who will also guest teach a Fairfield course during her visit, is a leading figure in the study of how global paradigms advance our understanding of Irish Literature and history.

This event is presented by the Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences and co-sponsored by the Program in Irish Studies; The Director of Diversity and Global Citizenship; The Departments of English and History; and The Programs in Black Studies and Women’s Studies.

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