Nicholas Allen, director of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia, discusses poet Seamus Heaney’s later works, one of several Irish writers covered in his latest book, Ireland, Literature and the Coast: Seatangled. Introduced by Lecturer in Theater Fintan O’Toole as part of the 2021-22 Fund for Irish Studies lecture series.

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The Fund for Irish Studies affords all Princeton students, and the community at large, a wider and deeper sense of the languages, literatures, drama, visual arts, history, politics, and economics not only of Ireland but of “Ireland in the world.” The series is produced by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the 2021-22 edition of the series is organized by Paul Muldoon and Fintan O’Toole.

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.


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Photo courtesy Nicholas Allen

Nicholas Allen is the director of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, where he holds an endowed Professorship in the Humanities. His latest book, Ireland, Literature, and the Coast: Seatangled, was published in December 2020 by Oxford University Press. He has been the Burns Visiting Scholar at Boston College and has received many grants and awards, including from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Irish Research Council.


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  • Princeton University

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