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Podcast 5: Dr. Irene Whelan
Dr. Irene Whelan has taught at Manhattanville College since 1990. A native of County Galway on Ireland’s west coast, she was educated at the National University of Ireland - Galway and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied with James S. Donnelly Jr., a leading historian of modern Ireland. Her dissertation on the evangelical movement in Ireland was published as The Bible War in Ireland: The ‘Second Reformation’ and the Polarization of Protestant-Catholic Relations,...
Podcast 3: Dr. Brad Kent
Brad Kent is Professor of British and Irish Literatures at Université Laval in Quebec City. In 2013-14 he was Visiting Professor at Trinity College Dublin in the School of English, and in the spring of 2018 he will be the C.P. Snow Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom Center, where he was the Hobby Fellow in the spring of 2009. His recent publications include George Bernard Shaw in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and The Selected Essays of Sean O'Faolain...
Podcast 2: Marina Carr in Conversation with Emer O'Toole
Marina Carr’s works consist of 13 plays including two for children, between 1989 and 2007. In 2015, the Opera Theatre Company toured Ireland with Carr’s contemporary translation of Rigoletto. In November 2016, she wrote an original oratorio for Wicklow County Council, bringing together choirs, solo singers, and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Her reimagining of Hecuba was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in September 2015, and her reimagining of Anna Karenina played for two...