Yeats International Summer School

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

Yeats International Summer School

27th July to 4th August 2023

Thanks to all our sponsors, donors, speakers, lecturers, musicians. poets and to everyone who came to the 64th Yeats International Summer School. We had a great School to mark the Centenary of WB Yeats receiving the Nobel Prize in 1923.

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

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

Yeats Summer School Academic Directors 2024

  • Professor Fran Brearton (QUB)
  • Professor Eric Falci (UC Berkeley)
  • Dr Angela Griffith (TCD)
  • Vona Groarke (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Zsusanna Balázs (Óbuda University, Hungary)
  • Dr Jack Quin (Dublin City University)
  • Professor Wit Pietrzak (University of Lodz, Poland)
  • Professor Paige Reynolds (College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts)
  • Dr Lucy Collins (UCD)
  • Dr Robert Doggett (New York, Geneseo

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.