22 March - Recent Irish Poetry and the Ontology of Space

Department of English

Professor Lucy McDiarmid, Montclair State University (USA)

22 March 2023

O'Rahilly 2.12 and online via Teams

Recent Irish poems feature a street that disappears, a house that disappears, a door that opens from who-knows-where onto the platform of a train station, a clearing where something magical might happen but doesn’t (yet), and a mysterious encounter with an ‘other self’ in Knocksink Wood. Are these places actual settings, poetic creations, absurdist fantasies, or the result of wearing the wrong glasses? – That would be an ontological matter…and the subject of this talk.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

Coláiste na nEalaíon, an Léinn Cheiltigh agus na nEolaíochtaí Sóisialta

College Office, Room G31 ,Ground Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building, UCC