THE SZÉCHENYI ACADEMY OF LETTERS AND ARTS cordially invites you to join the 9th SEAMUS HEANEY MEMORIAL LECTURE
LATE HEANEY AND EXPECTATION by BERNARD O’DONOGHUE
Poet and academic, Emeritus Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford
Bernard O’Donoghue in Edinburgh, 2015.© Gary Doak
Date and time: 6.00 pm, Thursday, 6th October 2022
Venue: 2nd floor Lecture Hall at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
(1051 Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 9.)
Opening speech by H.E. Ronan Gargan
Ambassador of Ireland to Hungary
The event has been supported by the Embassy of Ireland, Hungary.
Please register your participation with an email address at
firstname.lastname@example.org / +36 1 331 4117 / www.szechenyiakademia.hu by 3rd October
This is an English language programme
Irish poet, academic was born in Cullen, County Cork in 1945. He moved to Manchester in 1962, and since 1965 he has lived in Oxford where he taught Medieval English and Modern Irish Literature until his retirement. He has published seven books of poetry, the most recent being The Seasons of Cullen Church (2016). He has published books on medieval literature and on modern Irish poetry, including Seamus Heaney and the Language of Poetry (1994) and as editor The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney (2009). He prepared a new translation of the Middle English poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2006) and translations of poems by the Czech poet Zbyněk Hejda (2005). His lucid Poetry: A Very Short Introduction was published in 2019. His own poetry is marked by an elegiac self-reflexive tone and an evocative power to describe small details of everyday stories rooted in his local Cullen. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2014 he succeeded Seamus Heaney as Honorary President of The Irish Literary Society, London.