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Opening lecture for the 62nd Yeats International Summer School by Dr Joseph Hassett
June 17 @ 6:00 pm
Dr Joseph Hassett will be delivering the opening lecture for the 62nd Yeats International Summer School – the first ever online School. The title of Dr Hassett’s address is: Yeats Now: Poems for Today.
Dr Hassett is a dear friend of the school and has attended many times. Dr Hassett is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He is also an Anglo-Irish literary scholar, and has written about both Yeats and Joyce. His new book Yeats Now: Echoing into Life has been very well received and brings a fresh and compelling reevaluation of how the work of our national poet, WB Yeats remains relevant to our everyday lives and emotions. Professor Roy Foster, biographer of WB Yeats, who will also speak at this year’s school has described Dr Hassett’s latest work as “a personal, quizzical, imaginative testament that ranges through Yeats’s thought and writings.”
The lecture will be delivered live on Facebook on Thursday 17th June at 6pm.