Past Event

Eamonn Hughes: Belfast, The Biography

On Monday, November 5, 2012 (6:00 p.m. in room 314 of the DePaul Student Center; a reception will precede at 5:30 p.m.), DePaul Humanities Center Faculty Fellow James Murphy will welcome Queen’s University Belfast Professor Eamonn Hughes to discuss the cultural and political biography of Belfast, Northern Ireland, through representations of this storied city in writing and the arts.

Dr. Eamonn Hughes is Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Assistant Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. He specializes in Irish Literary and Cultural Studies, on which he has published widely, and his current interests are in Irish autobiography and concepts of place in Irish writing. He is the editor of several volumes, including A Further Shore: Essays in Irish and Scottish Studies (2008), Ireland (Ulster) Scotland: Concepts, Contexts, Comparisons (2003), and Northern Ireland: Culture and Politics 1960-1990 (1991). His current projects are a book on Irish autobiography from the seventeenth century to the present, and a book on ideas of place in contemporary Northern Irish poetry. In addition to his academic work he also organizes the English Society and has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Between the Lines literary festival since its inception in 1996.

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