The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement: Struggle and Solidarity

with Robin D.G. Kelley

The Annual Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture: The Future of the Past: Revival Ireland 1891-1922

Thursday November 19, 2015 @ 6:15PM

The Teatro, at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies

Declan Kiberd, renowned scholar of Irish Literature, will deliver the annual Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture. The history of literature, said Carlyle, is a narrative of "revivals". The Revival which occurred in Ireland a century ago, far from being a case of late-blooming Romanticism, was a systematic attempt to adapt and update the civic values of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment.

Although simplified in many subsequent accounts as a manifestation of nationalism, it was in fact a project for liberation. It offered new roles for women, theosophists, socialists, pacifists, secularists and alternative models of republican modernity outside of the available state codes; and its leaders took Ireland as a test-case of the modern decolonising world. They were the first English-speaking people in the twentieth century to walk in hope and in darkness down what would become a better-lit road. The lecture will consider a range of well-known authors such as Yeats and Joyce, locating them against a backdrop which introduces less familiar figures such as Mary Colum, James and Margaret Cousins and Francis Sheehy Skeffington.

Declan Kiberd is the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies, and Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. His specialty is Modern Irish and English Literature. A leading international authority on the literature of Ireland, both in English and Irish, Kiberd has authored scores of articles and many books, including Synge and the Irish Language, Men and Feminism in Irish Literature, Irish Classics, The Irish Writer and the World, Inventing Ireland, and Ulysses and Us: The Art of Everyday Life in Joyce’s Masterpiece (2009).

This event is co-sponsored by the Heyman Center for the Humanities, and The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies

The Palestine Library

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The Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture ~ Seeing Madness: Insanity, Media, and Visual Culture

The Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture will feature W.J.T. Mitchell on "Seeing Madness: Insanity, Media, and Visual Culture."

W.J.T. Mitchell is Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago.

Sponsored by the Heyman Center for the Humanitanities and co-sponsored by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies.

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Monday, November 26, 2012 ~ 6:15 PM
Teatro (Second Floor), Italian Academy for Advanced Studies
Free and open to the public
No registration necessary
First come, first served seating

The Edward Said Memorial Lecture: Notes from Tahrir Square with Ahdaf Soueif

Edward Said Memorial Lecture

Preeminent author Ahdaf Soueif, who spent much of the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square, will deliver the annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or registration necessary. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

This event is sponsored by the Heyman Center for the Humanities and co-sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies, the Middle East Institute and University Libraries.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011, 8:30 PM
Room 417, International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street, NY, NY 10027
Map of the International Affairs Building