Presenter: Mary Kelly
Drawing on material from her book Ireland's Great Famine in Irish-American History, Dr. Kelly will discuss the role of the Famine in shaping Irish-American ethnic identity. Focusing on the long-term impact of the episode between the 1840s and 1990s, she explores the shadowed landscape of Famine legacy and its status in Irish-American culture today. Referencing contemporary press accounts and the writings of Famine survivors and their descendants, Dr. Kelly shows how interrogating Famine memory enables the Irish on both sides of the Atlantic to deal with the material and emotional inheritance of this tragic experience.
Virtual via Zoom Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83897174777?pwd=V0kxeDB5RE91RjhmbHUwaWh5Q0xiZz09 Meeting ID: 838 9717 4777 Passcode: 490876
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:30pm
VirtualPO Box 245Newbury NH 03255
Newbury Public Library
Lea McBain, 603-763-5803
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