Event Detail

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Varieties of Irishness in the American South

5:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: M. Smith Griffith Auditorium
Lectures and Gallery Talks

Drawing upon his personal experience as an Irish-American from New England who came to Georgia 30 years ago to found the theater program at Emory University, James Flannery, a scholar, stage director and singer with an international reputation as a specialist in the poetry and plays of W.B. Yeats, will explore the complex and fascinating varieties of Irishness in the South. This lecture is held in conjunction with the exhibition "Belleek Porcelain from the Collection of Linda N. Beard." A reception will follow. The lecture and exhibition are supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.