A Writer Young and Old: Yeats at 150 The First Conference of the International Yeats Society

A Writer Young and Old: Yeats at 150 The First Conference of the International Yeats Society

A Writer Young and Old: Yeats at 150 The First Conference of the International Yeats Society

15-18th October 2015

150 years since the birth of W. B. Yeats, the International Yeats Society will gather scholars, critics, and creative artists from around the world, to engage with Yeats as a figure in world literature, European and global modernisms, and Irish culture and politics. The larger questions to be addressed concern the field of Yeats studies itself, and the role of Yeats in literary and cultural studies. Where are we now? whence have we come? where are we going? 

Plenary speakers include Matthew Campbell (York University), Marjorie Howes (Boston College), and Alexandra Poulain (University of Lille). Events include a new production of Yeats's dance play At the Hawk's Well, a performance of Yeats-themed song, the launch of the Gilsenan Yeats collection in the UL Glucksman Library, and a final trip to the recently reopened Thoor Ballylee.

Over 40 speakers from 18 countries will examine thematic concerns such as:
youth and age or aging
formal considerations including rhythm, music, dance, drama, and the spoken word
Yeats in contemporary politics, media, and cultural studies
Yeats in and in relation to space, including Ireland, over time
translation and adaptation
history and the past, including mythology
futurity, including prophecy
time and temporality

Details: http://www.internationalyeatssociety.org/conference