John Greaney, Fulbright-NUI Postdoctoral Scholar 2019/20 at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a talk titled "Irish Modernism, Memory, and Narrative: the examples of Bowen and Beckett."
Greaney lectures and tutors in University College Dublin and Maynooth University. His research interests include modernist studies, Irish studies, critical theory and continental philosophy. His work has been featured in Irish Studies Review and Textual Practice, and he is co-editing Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures Possibilities with Tamara Radak and Paul Fagan. As an NUI-Fulbright postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, he is undertaking research for his monograph The Distance of Irish Modernism, which investigates the paradox through which the Irish modernist novel becomes both a container for national history and a mode of world literature.
This lecture is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.