Thursday, 21 February 2008

Kevin Kiely

…de la Arbiter:

Fulbright Scholar and native of Ireland Kevin Kiely spoke about the history of Ireland and its literature Wednesday afternoon in the Student Union Building.

In around an hour, Kiely was able to give listeners a brief overview of Irish history, through the lens of Irish literature.

"I am standing on the top of great giants," Kiely said of the authors of whose work he spoke….

…Kiely continued to describe the following centuries under English rule, characterizing each period through the works of famous Irish poets and authors.

"We have a huge sense of the poet in Ireland," said Kiely. But he also explained how Irish poets were not able to write in the Irish language at this time...

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