Giving Voice: Antigone and the dishonoured dead
Antigone is a figure in Greek drama who begs for the decent burial of her brother Polynices, a rebel against the state. This first in a series of three Laureateship lectures looks at the play by Sophocles in order to discuss the role of the female voice in Irish life, and what it means to plead for the dishonoured dead.
The lecture will be delivered in Dublin and Cork:
7pm, November 12, 2015
Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Admission is free but booking must be made in advance. Book through EVENTBRITE.
6pm, November 19, 2015
University College Cork, Western Road, Cork
Admission is free. Advance booking is not necessary.
Anne Enright is the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction and was awarded the honour by the Arts Council in early 2015. The Laureate for Irish Fiction will promote Irish literature nationally and internationally and encourage the public to engage with high quality Irish fiction. The Laureate for Irish Fiction has been developed by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and is supported by University College Dublin (UCD), New York University (NYU) and The Irish Times.
Presented in association with UCD and UCC