Ahead of the Game with Arts & Letters: "Pulling the Strings: Playing the English in a Poem to Red Hugh O’Donnell"

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Location: LaBar Recital Hall within O'Neill Hall of Music (View on map.nd.edu)

A different game plan for autumn weekends. You are invited to join in discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Each lecture and Q&A is presented on a home game Friday. Visit Ahead of the Game for a complete listing.

Sarah McKibben, associate professor and chair, Department of Irish Language and Literature

Around 1597-98, an Irish poet addressed rebel leader Red Hugh O’Donnell. But instead of praising him, he agonized over English charges he might face for keeping such bad company. Was he just a coward … or a master of parody who mocked the English and celebrated his patron at the same time?

All lectures are free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Originally published at al.nd.edu.