The Annual Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture: "Heaney, Auden, and the Age of Anxiety"


Location: Room 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls


In the Institute’s annual Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture, Eve Patten, professor of English and director of the Oscar Wilde Centre at Trinity College, Dublin, will speak on the theme of the poet and anxiety. Taking its cue from Heaney’s essay “Sounding Auden,” this lecture will revisit Heaney’s complex response to his predecessor W.H. Auden’s “hungering for a form” against a backdrop of world crisis, and considers—seven decades after the appearance of Auden’s “The Age of Anxiety”—the role of poetry in apprehensive times.

Reception following 

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