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Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar Series
Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar Series
19th July, 6.30pm

In person and live streamed

Dr Tara McEvoy, Queen’s University, Belfast.
Seamus Heaney in Australia
We are delighted to announce our July seminar will be by Dr Tara McEvoy, the 2021 O’Donnell Fellow. Abstract: What kind of relationship did the Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney have to Australia? How did his interactions with Australian poets shape his own work, and how has his poetry been received in the country? This paper will survey the relationship between Heaney and Australia: drawing on a range of archival material; exploring his friendships with writers including Vincent Buckley and Les Murray; and revisiting his 1994 appearance at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival, a significant moment in the poet’s career. This is a free public seminar open to every one. It starts at 6.30pm in the Jabiru Room at the Academic Centre, Newman College, Swanston St, Carlton.
After the seminar, the speaker usually joins any interested audience members for dinner at a local cafe or hotel. The seminar will also be live-streamed, using Zoom . 
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Meeting ID: 891 6553 2841
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