Perspectives: Eibhear Walshe on The Book of Lismore
Perspectives is a series of talks that invites writers to address themes around the exhibition of The Book of Lismore.
Eibhear Walshe is a senior lecturer in the School of English, UCC. His biography Kate O’Brien: A Writing Life was published by Irish Academic Press in 2006 and he edited Elizabeth Bowen: Visions and Revisions for Irish Academic Press in 2008. He was a section editor for The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing: Volume 4 (Cork University Press, 2002); a contributor to the New Dictionary of Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004) and guest edited The Irish Review in 2000. His other publications include the edited collections, Ordinary People Dancing: Essays on Kate O’Brien (Cork University Press, 1993), Sex, Nation and Dissent ( Cork University Press, 1997), Elizabeth Bowen Remembered (Four Courts Press, 1999) and The Plays of Teresa Deevy (Mellen Press, 2003). He co-edited, with Brian Cliff, Representing the Troubles (Four Courts, 2004) and Molly Keane: Centenary Essays (Four Courts, 2006) with Gwenda Young. He has completed a study of Wilde and Modern Ireland. His memoir Cissie’s Abattoir was published by Collins Press in 2009. His talk will look at Elizabeth Bowen’s memoir Bowen’s Court and the way in which writing was a means of preserving her demolished house.
Perspectives is a series of talks exploring one question or idea from the point of view of different artists, critics and curators. The current series invites writers to address the ideas of language and history revealed in the current exhibition of Travelled Tales: the Book of Lismore at University College Cork. What to Read? addresses the central position of the book in Irish culture as a means of preserving Irish history, art and literature. Invited poets and authors will explore these legacies through a series of readings in the gallery.
|Category:||Arts and Cultural Events: Glucksman Gallery|
|Location:||Lewis Glucksman Gallery|
|Target Audience:||All welcome|
|Admission Price: €||Free|