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Oxford historian highlights lecture series on Easter Rising in Ireland at Marquette University

Foster is the Carroll professor of Irish History at Hertford College, Oxford, United Kingdom.

By - Feb 2nd, 2016 02:35 pm

MILWAUKEE — Irish historian R.F. Foster of Oxford will discuss his recent book during a  series of public lectures at Marquette University to highlight the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland.

Robert Fitzroy “Roy” Foster, who publishes as R.F. Foster, will discuss his latest book, Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland,” Monday, April 18, at 4:30 p.m., Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Foster is the Carroll professor of Irish History at Hertford College, Oxford, United Kingdom.

“Roy Foster is arguably the most important Irish historian of his generation,” said Dr. Tim McMahon, associate professor of history, who is organizing the series with Dr. Leah Flack, assistant professor of English.

The series, titled “Reconsidering the Rising,” is possible due to a Mellon Grant awarded by Marquette’s Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. All events are free and open to the public.

“This series will expose students and the wider Marquette community to the latest scholarship on the literature and the historical interpretations of the Irish revolution,” McMahon said.

Other lectures include:

  • Tim McMahon, associate professor of history, “Land and the Irish Revolution,” Thursday, Feb. 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, Room 001.
  • Mary Trotter, associate professor of English and interdisciplinary theater arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Knowing the Dancer from the Dance: Irish Women’s Bodies in Political Performance,” Thursday, March 3, 4:30 p.m., Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites.
  • Brian Ó Conchubhair, associate professor of Irish language and literature and fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, “The Associational Culture of the Rising Generation,” Tuesday, April 5, 4:30 p.m., Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites.
  • Leah Flack, assistant professor of English, “Twenty-first Century Irish Literature and the Legacy of History’s Nightmare,” Tuesday, May 3, 4:30 p.m., Cudahy Hall, Room 001.

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