Irish Film Screening Moved to Feb. 17

Irish Film Screening Moved to Feb. 17

The Irish Studies Program will sponsor the screening of the film "Liam O'Flaherty," a portrait of the Irish novelist and short story writer, on Monday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in Devlin 008. The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 10 but was postponed due to inclement weather.

Born in the Aran Islands, O'Flaherty (1896-1984) abandoned his training for the priesthood and became a soldier in World War I, and then a migrant laborer before returning to Ireland. A leading writer of the Irish literary renaissance, he combined brutal naturalism, psychological analysis, poetry, and biting satire with an abiding respect for the Irish people. One of his best-known novels was The Informer, published in 1925 and adapted for the screen in 1935.

His other works include Thy Neighbour's Wife (1923), Skerrett (1932), Famine (1937), and Insurrection (1950).

Assoc. Prof. Philip O'Leary (English), an Irish Studies faculty member, will introduce the film.

 

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