School event to mark the anniversary of the death of Frank O’Connor
10:30am-7pm, Thursday 10th March 2016
On Thursday 10th March 2016 we mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Frank O’Connor. With the support of the Irish Research Council, UCC School of English continues its exploration of the significance of O’Connor’s life and writings for our understanding of early twentieth-century Ireland in national and transnational terms. A major figure in both critical and creative contexts, Frank O’Connor was born Michael O’Donovan in Cork in 1903. He went on to be one of the foundational writers and theorists of the short story in the twentieth century, though as critics we have yet to fully chart the significance of O’Connor as writer, translator, autobiographer, playwright and letter writer, in Ireland and America.
The day features a number of critical and creative contributions from distinguished scholars and writers, as well as a public lecture by Fintan O’Toole on the topic of ‘The Normal Heart: Frank O’Connor’s Ordinary Lives’.
Full details here: http://www.ucc.ie/en/english/frankoconnor/