Seán Hewitt – “Eugenics, Sexual Selection and J.M. Synge’s ‘The Playboy of the Western World'”

Seán Hewitt was born in 1990 and read English at the University of Cambridge, where he received his college’s Emily Davies and Lilias Sophia Ashworth Hallett scholarships and twice received the Charity Reeves Prize in English. In 2014, he was awarded Arts Council England funding for a series of poems, and in 2015 was selected as one of the Poetry Trust’s Aldeburgh Eight. He won a Northern Writers’ Award in 2016, and is currently studying for a Ph.D. at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool.

Emerson's Memory Loss

Christopher Hanlon is an Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University and the author of America's England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism (Oxford, 2013). He will read from his forthcoming book, Emerson's Memory Loss, which approaches issues of self-reliance and communality by way of Emerson's experience of cognitive decline late in life.

Colm Tóibín, "Staying Home, Leaving Home: Ireland and America"

The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts welcome the internationally acclaimed Irish writer Colm Tóibín to the University of Georgia as the second annual Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding March 15-17, 2017.

On Thursday, 16 March, Tóibín will give a reading and lecture at 3:30 pm in the UGA Chapel, followed by a book signing at Avid Bookshop at 6 pm.