Reading Seamus Heaney

Course Instructor: Thomas Dillon Redshaw retired from the English Department at the University of St. Thomas in 2011.  He received his MA in Anglo-Irish literature from University College, Dublin, and a doctorate in English from New York University.  Redshaw is a fellow of the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's University, Belfast.  He was associate and assistant editor of Eire-Ireland from 1974 to 1986, and editor of that journal from 1989 to 1996.  He is Director Emeritus of the Center for Irish Studies at UST and Editor Emeritus of the New Hibernia Review.  He will be joined by guest speakers at each session.

Course Information:  Wednesdays, October 22-November 5, 2014, 9:30-11:30 a.m., O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium, UST St. Paul Campus

Course Description:  We will focus on the challenges and rewards of reading the late Seamus Heaney, Ireland's most recent Nobelist.  Each session of the course will offer two talks and discussion focused on the historical, social, and literary settings of Heaney's prose, drama, and poetry beginning with Death of a Naturalist (1966) and closing with The Human Chain (2010).

Registration fee for the series:  $40.00 per person (3 sessions)

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Session Descriptions:

October 22

On First Reading Heaney (T.D. Redshaw)

Heaney and Irish America (James S. Rogers, UST Center for Irish Studies)

October 29

Mind and Memoir:  Prose Matters (T.D. Redshaw)

Heaney Onstage (Patrick O'Donnell, Normandale College)

November 5

Heaney and Irish Talk (Tom Jeffers)

Presence and Parable:  Late Poems (T.D. Redshaw)