George Jack Memorial Lecture: Yeats’s presences
In this lecture Professor Francis O’Gorman (University of Edinburgh) considers unusual moments in W B Yeatsâs poetry when language is more in contact with the âpresenceâ, the felt reality, of places, people or things.
Yeats had a difficult relationship with his father, the artist John Butler Yeats, but every now and again, especially after the Easter Rising, his poetry touches on portraiture, with as vivid a touch as his fatherâs art. Professor O’Gorman will explore the nature and implications of this occasional turn in Yeatsâs work.
The event will be held in theÂ Lawson Lecture Room, Kennedy Hall.