The Dalsimer Memorial Lecture: "Fully Made She Will be Strong": Embodiment, Parenthood, and Healing in the Contemporary Irish Novel
There has been a recent turn in Irish fiction, away from negative representations of the parent-child bond to a more hopeful form of representation—one oriented toward narratives of healing and remediation. This lecture will offer a reading of Anne Enright’s The Gathering and The Green Road, Belinda McKeon’s Solace, and Anna Burns’s The Milkman, arguing that the recuperated parental body is symptomatic of a wider movement-- away from trauma and toward narratives of recovery—characteristic of the twenty-first century Irish novel. Presented by Kate Costello-Sullivan, Le Moyne College. President, American Conference for Irish Studies.
Tuesday, February 4 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Connolly House, Andover Room
Boston College, 300 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA