On Friday, February 17, theater critic and scholar Fintan O’Toole gives a lecture entitled, “If It Wasn’t for the Irish and Jews,” at 4:30 p.m. in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street.
Fintan O’Toole’s lecture — the annual Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture — examines the Irish and the Jews as two of the world’s great diasporic cultures. Their histories have shared themes of dispossession, discrimination and self-assertion. O’Toole considers how the two cultures have interacted, from Tin Pan Alley and Broadway to struggles for religious emancipation, and from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Abie’s Irish Rose.
The event is part of a series presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies. Free and open to the public.
The Fund for Irish Studies is generously sponsored by the Durkin Family Trust and the James J. Kerrigan, Jr. ’45 and Margaret M. Kerrigan Fund for Irish Studies. Sponsorship also provided by Culture Ireland