On Seamus Heaney: Roy Foster and Ruth Padel in conversation
When: Thursday, September 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
About this Event
To launch and celebrate the publication of On Seamus Heaney (Princeton University Press, 2020), leading historian and biographer, Roy Foster, will appear, via Zoom, in conversation with award-winning British poet, Ruth Padel. With opening words from Miri Rubin, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History, and Susan Rudy, Director, Centre for Poetry. To purchase a copy of On Seamus Heaney, click here: https://press.princeton.edu/our-authors/foster-roy.
To listen in on this conversation, please register. Twenty-four hours before the event, you will be sent an email with the Zoom Meeting link and password.
This free event is organised by the Centre for Poetry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in collaboration with QMUL’s School of History and Mile End Institute.
Roy Foster is Professor of Irish History and Literature at Queen Mary University of London and Emeritus Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford. His many books include Modern Ireland: 1600–1972, the two-volume W. B. Yeats: A Life, and, most recently, Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890–1923. Foster’s writing has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Review of Books, The Irish Times, and many other publications.
Ruth Padel is Professor of Poetry at King's College London and an award-winning British poet, author, wildlife conservationist and musician. She has published twelve poetry collections, seven works of non-fiction and a wildlife novel. Her latest book is Beethoven Variations – Poems on a Life.