Singing School: W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney (Seminar, 16th March)

singing schoolCelebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this special talk from the Centre for Poetry and Poetics, looking at the links between two great Irish poets: W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney. All are welcome to the Birley Room, Hatfield College, on 17th March at 16.45. The speaker will be Professor Stephen Regan.

Stephen Regan was born in Durham and taught at several British and overseas universities before joining the Department of English Studies in 2004. He was Head of Department from 2008 to 2011. Previously, he was Lecturer in Modern Poetry at Royal Holloway, University of London, and also worked at Ruskin College, Oxford and The Open University. He was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of English at Harvard University in 2011-12. He has worked for the British Council in Poland, former Yugoslavia, Morocco and Tunisia, and he is currently Chief External Examiner for the Arab Open University. His main teaching and research interests are modern poetry, modern Irish literature and literary theory.

His publications include essays on W.B.Yeats, Seamus Heaney and Robert Frost, two books on Philip Larkin, an edition of George Meredith’s Modern Love, and a forthcoming critical study of the sonnet from Shakespeare to Heaney. He is the editor of Irish Writing: An Anthology of Irish Literature in English 1789-1939 in the Oxford World’s Classics series. Stephen Regan is Director of The Centre for Poetry and Poetics.





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