Ahead of the Game with Arts & Letters


Location: LaBar Recital Hall, O'Neill Hall

"Pulling the Strings: Playing the English in a Poem to Red Hugh O’Donnell"

Sarah McKibben, associate professor and chair, Department of Irish Language and Literature

Around 1597-98, an Irish poet addressed rebel leader Red Hugh O’Donnell. But instead of praising him, he agonized over English charges he might face for keeping such bad company. Was he just a coward…or a master of parody who mocked the English and celebrated his patron at the same time?

Free and open to the public.

Full schedule here.