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An evening of Irish Poetry and breaking news

Dr. Richard Rankin RussellYou are warmly invited to enter an evening of “Irish Poetry and Breaking News” on Thursday, April 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the University of St. Thomas-Houston Cullen Hall, located at 4001 Mount Vernon Street. This remarkable free event, with echoes of ancient Celtic bards, is presented by none other than UST’s William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies in collaboration with the UST English Department and features Baylor University Professor of English Dr. Richard Rankin Russell 

Enjoy a memorable exploration into the realm of Irish poetry whose rich history and vocabulary encompass the languages of Irish, English, Scottish Gaelic and Hiberno-Latin. Changing languages and historical events influenced the sound and feel of poetry. From the ancient verses written by 6th century monastic poets to modern masterpieces penned the likes of Yeats, Irish poetry is more than words on a page.

Dr. Richard Rankin Russell teaches modern and contemporary British and Irish literature. He earned his Ph.D and M.A. in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds an M. Phil. In English Literature (Modernism) from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

Dr. Russell has published extensively on Irish and Northern Irish literature.

Event parking is available for $10 in the Moran Center Parking Garage at the corner of Graustark Street and W. Alabama.

No event registration is required. For additional event information, please email Patrick.mccarty@stthom.edu or phone 713-525-3583.  We hope to see you there.