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Marie Frazee-Baldassarre Professorship

Spring 2020 Events Sponsored by the Marie Frazee Baldassarre Professorship

IMPORTANT UPDATE
The lectures by Catriona Crowe and Maureen O’Connor, and the performance by Catherine Ann Cullen, will be rescheduled for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

The poetry reading by Colette Bryce and the lecture by Margaret Kelleher will be delivered remotely to Montclair State University students and interested faculty and staff.

The poetry reading will probably take place on Thursday 26th March, 1 – 2:15 p.m., and the Kelleher lecture on the originally scheduled date, Tuesday 21st April, 2:30 – 3:30. However, if you would like to find out the exact dates and times once all the technical details have been determined, please get in touch with Professor Lucy McDiarmid.

Thursday,  March 26thth, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
This reading will delivered remotely to Montclair State University students and interested faculty and staff.
Please get in touch with Professor Lucy McDiarmid (mcdiarmidl@montclair.edu) if you would like to be included in the remote audience.

Poetry Reading by Northern Irish Poet Colette Bryce, Arts Council University College Dublin Writing Fellow

This lecture will be rescheduled for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

Catriona Crowe, author and former Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland

“Reflections on the lost children and mothers of Tuam, and other such Irish institutions” – An exploration of the incarceration of pregnant unmarried women, and the illegal adoption of their children, in early to late 20th century Ireland.

This lecture will be rescheduled for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

Catherine Ann Cullen, Poet in Residence at Poetry Ireland

“Reviving Women” – Poetry & songs celebrating the women who fought for suffrage, liberty and equality in 1916 and beyond.

This lecture will be rescheduled for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

Maureen O’Connor, School of English, University College Cork

“Moya Cannon’s Broken Natures” – A lecture on the way Irish poet Moya Cannon reveals and creates connections between the human and the nonhuman in surprising ways.

Tuesday, April 21, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
This lecture will delivered remotely to Montclair State University students and interested faculty and staff. Please get in touch with Professor Lucy McDiarmid (mcdiarmidl@montclair.edu) if you would like to be included in the remote audience.

Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-irish literature & Drama, University College Dublin

“’Ireland at the Bar’: Language, Law and Murder in Nineteenth-Century Ireland” – A lecture on the execution of Myles Joyce, condemned because of a language barrier for an 1882 County Mayo murder he did not commit

Seating is limited. To reserve a seat or request more information, email Professor Lucy McDiarmid.