Deane, Seamus, 1940-....

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Seamus Deane (1940-), Irish poet and educator, was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. He attended Queen's University, Belfast and Cambridge University. He was a professor of English and American Literature at University College, Dublin and a professor of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He was also a founding director of the Field Day Theatre Company, along with David Hammond, Seamus Heaney, and Tom Paulin. Deane has published several works of poetry and non-fiction, as well as one novel. His collections of poetry include Gradual Wars, Rumors and History Lessons; his non-fiction includes Heroic Styles: The Tradition of an Idea, Celtic Revivals: Essays in Modern Irish Literature, A Short History of Irish Literature, Strange Country, and French Revolution and Enlightenment in England, 1789-1832. His novel, Reading in the Dark, was nominated for a Booker Prize in 1996.

From the description of Seamus Deane papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 772460906

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referencedIn Irish literary miscellany collection, [ca. 1943-1998]. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Deane, Seamus, 1940-. Seamus Deane papers. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Paulin, Tom. Tom Paulin papers, 1969-2008. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Letters to James Watson Robbins, 1827-1847 Gray Herbarium Library
referencedIn Heaney, Seamus, 1939-. Seamus Heaney papers, 1951-2004. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
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associatedWith Donoghue, Denis. person
associatedWith Field Day Theatre Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Friel, Brian. person
associatedWith Heaney, Seamus. person
associatedWith Heaney, Seamus, 1939- person
associatedWith Kilroy, Thomas. person
associatedWith Kinsella, Thomas. person
associatedWith Longley, Edna. person
associatedWith Longley, Michael, 1939- person
associatedWith Mahon, Derek, 1941- person
associatedWith McGuckian, Medbh, 1950- person
correspondedWith Oakes, William, 1799-1848 person
associatedWith Paulin, Tom. person
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Irish poetry
Poets, Irish
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Birth 1940-02-09

Irish (Republic of Ireland)




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