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False Comfort: Sex, Prayer and Modernism in Eimear McBride's 'A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing'

Lecture | April 16 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall


Institute of European Studies


Join the Irish Studies Program for a lecture by Professor Paige Reynolds (College of the Holy Cross) on acclaimed Irish novelist Eimear McBride.


Paige Reynolds, Professor of English at College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, has published widely on the subjects of modernism, drama and performance, and modern and contemporary Irish literature. She is the author of Modernism, Drama, and the Audience for Irish Spectacle (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and editor of Modernist Afterlives in Irish Literature and Culture (Anthem Press, 2016), as well as special issues of Éire-Ireland on Irish material culture (2011) and Irish University Review on Kate O’Brien (2018). Currently completing a monograph on contemporary Irish women’s fiction, she is also editing two forthcoming collections for Cambridge University Press, The New Irish Studies: Twenty-First Century Critical Revisions and Irish Literature in Transition, Volume 6, 1980-2020 (with Eric Falci). The 2013 Neenan Fellow at Boston College Ireland, she currently serves as co-chair of the Modernism Seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University.


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