The Guardian have begun a news series of poetry podcasts. Here is the first of the series, Emily Dickinson's number 465, chosen and discussed by UK poet Jo Shapcott. It's about four minutes long.
The Third in the Seamus Heaney Lecture Series will take place on Monday 18th
February. Podcasts of the lectures are available to download at their fb page here:
The series of seven lectures began in St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra with DCU President, Professor Brian MacCraith giving the first lecture - ‘Globalised, Personalised and Democratised?- Envisioning the Future of Education’.
He spoke of the developments and implications of the MOOC, (Massive Open Online Courses) which came to the fore in 2012, and outlined possible integration or blending of online courses with on campus experience. A very insightful lecture and one which should interest educators and those with an interest in online education.
The second lecture featured a panel of experts who spoke on the global environmental crisis which faces us now and its implications for the future.
The four panelists for this event are:
. Professor John Sweeney, Ireland's leading climatologist.
. Ciaran Cuffe of Dublin Institute of Technology and former Green Party TD
. Davie Phillip from Cultivate at Cloughjordan EcoVillage and
. Dr Susan Murphy, Trinity College, Dublin.
The Chairperson is Frank McDonald, Environment Editor, The Irish Times.
Podcasts of the remaining lectures will be available on the FB page following each event.
Fifteen great essays including:
'The Bitch is Back' by Sandra Tzing Loh
'Split at the Root' by Adrienne Rich.
Virginia Woolf; Adrienne Rich; Sandra Tzing Loh; Meredith Hall; Sandra Steingraber; Meghan Daum; Zadie Smith; Ruthann Robson; Maxine Hong Kingston; Joyce Carol Oates; Natalia Ginzburg; Jo Ann Beard; Joan Didion; Jamaica Kincaid and; Gretchel Ehrlich.
The Fifth Dublin James Joyce Journal was published last week by the James Joyce Research Centre in UCD. Of the eight essays by leading Joyceans, I was particularly delighted to read Robert Spoo's essay on Samuel Roth, the 'pirate' publisher of Joyce in the US. Spoo's thoroughness and clarity is, I believe, a hallmark of the best critics. Vivien Igoe's short update on the racehorses mentioned throughout Ulysses is packed with the kind of real world sporting detail which Joyce loved, and is informative without being overly theoretical.
Edited by Luca Crispi and Anne Fogarty the contributors to this edition are:
Vincent Deane; Adrian Hardiman; Matthew Hayward; Vivien Igoe; Liam Lanigan; Christine O'Neill; Fritz Senn
and; Robert Spoo.
The Journal has become an important resource in Joyce studies. Further details from the UCD Joyce Research Centre here:
The James Joyce Centre is another important resource for Dublin city and for Joyceans everywhere. You can join their mailing list, or take a look at their up and coming events here: http://jamesjoyce.ie/