Yeats International Summer School

An engaging event that integrates an academic programme of lectures and seminars with poetry, tours, music, readings and cultural events.

11th – 19th July 2024

65th Yeats International Summer School Programme

‘Yeats and the Contemporary’

The 65th Yeats International Summer School will take place in Sligo on 11th — 19th July 2024.

The 65th Yeats International Summer School takes place

To my father, Sligo was home. Sligo was his initial literary inspiration, and the real importance of the Summer School has been to intermingle its academic activities with the haunting beauty of the Sligo countryside. Only in the ‘Yeats Country’ could such a venture have been considered.

Michael Yeats August, 1990

Lucy Collins is Associate Professor of Modern Poetry in the UCD School of English, Drama and Film. Educated at Trinity College Dublin and at Harvard University. She has a particular interest in work by women: her critical anthology, Poetry by Women in Ireland 1870–1970 (Liverpool UP, 2012) was followed by a monograph, Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement (2015).

Professor of English Literature at the Department of Foreign Languages and Translation, at the University of Agder, Norway. Main research areas are the writings of W. B. Yeats, contemporary poetry, Romanticism, Memory Studies, and literary theory.