Peter Mackay (University of St Andrews): Re-writing the Middle Ages in the 19th and 20th Centuries

This session will look at different ways (careful, ideological, outrageous, fantastical) in which older Irish texts, stories, legends, figures (and the entire cultural milieu) were reconsidered from the 1890s to 1939, in the work of writers such as William Sharp/Fiona Macleod, Alexander Carmichael, Pádraig Pearse, Charlotte McManus, Francis Ledwidge and Flann O’Brien.

Peter Mackay was born and brought up on the Isle of Lewis; he is a poet, broadcaster, journalist, and lecturer. He has worked at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen’s University Belfast; Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin; at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, where he was writer in residence; and as a Broadcast Journalist and News Producer for the BBC. He is the author of two academic monographs, Sorley MacLean (2010) and This Strange Loneliness: Heaney’s Wordsworth (2021), and two books of poetry, Gu Leòr / Galore (Acair 2015) and Nàdur De / Some Kind of (Acair 2020). He is also the co-editor, with Edna Longley and Fran Brearton, of Modern Irish and Scottish Poetry (2011), with Iain S. MacPherson, of An Leabhar Liath: 500 Years of Gaelic Love and Transgressive Verse (2015), with Jo MacDonald of 100 Dàn as Fheàrr Leinn (2020), and with Kathleen Jamie and Don Paterson of The Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse (2021). An AHRC / Radio 3 New Generation Thinker, he lives in Edinburgh and is a Senior Lecturer in Literature in the School of English at the University of St Andrews.

The lecture is organized as part of the strategic partnership between Charles University and St Andrews.



Podrobnosti události

Začátek události
9th November 2023 12:30 - 14:00
Místo konání
Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, CUFA, Jan Palach Square 2, Prague 1 (Room 001)
Typ události
Guest lectures, Seminars
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