PROFESSOR DAVID FITZPATRICK, (Trinity College Dublin) Yeats, MacNeice, and the problem of Orangeism

Monday 7th of November 2011 2:00pm

“The gardener and the stable-boy: Yeats, MacNeice, and the problem of Orangeism”

Professor Fitzpatrick has researched many aspects of Irish political, economic, social, demographic, and literary history from the late eighteenth- to the mid-twentieth century, with particular focus on Irish migration. One of his most well known books is Oceans of Consolation: Personal accounts of Irish Migration to Australia. (1995). He is currently writing a history of the Orange Order in Ireland, and has investigated the concealed effects of a partly Orange background on writers such as Yeats and MacNeice.

Details are as follows:

MONDAY 7th NOVEMBER 2011
3.00pm – 4.30pm
Room A315
Level 3, Building A
FOOTSCRAY PARK CAMPUS
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY
Ballarat Rd
Footscray

For more information contact Dr Dianne Hall, dianne.hall@vu.edu.au

Please RSVP by Wednesday 2nd November 2011 to Amanda Rea
Amanda.Rea@vu.edu.au Amanda.Rea@vu.edu.au or 9919 2685