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Lecture Marks Opening of
Irish Literature Exhibit at UK

By Ralph Derickson

 

The reception marks the opening of “Irish Literature, 1699-1944: An Exhibition.” The exhibit, located in UK Special Collections in the Margaret I. King Library, draws from the extensive holdings of UK’s Peal Collection that includes more than 150 rare books, autographed manuscripts and autographed letters from the time of Jonathan Swift to the death of James Joyce.

 

Feb. 5, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Helen Vendler, the Harvard University Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor, will give a free lecture, titled “W.B.Yeats and Lyric Poetry,” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the President’s Room of the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts.

Vendler has written at least 15 books and is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and other magazines and journals. She was also the poetry critic for The New Yorker magazine for many years.

The lecture and a reception following the lecture are sponsored by the UK College of Arts and Sciences English department, UK Libraries, and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Gradate Studies.

The reception marks the opening of “Irish Literature, 1699-1944: An Exhibition.” The exhibit, located in UK Special Collections in the Margaret I. King Library, draws from the extensive holdings of UK’s Peal Collection that includes more than 150 rare books, autographed manuscripts and autographed letters from the time of Jonathan Swift to the death of James Joyce.


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