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Annual Edmund Burke Lecture 2018 - Paul Muldoon

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 6:30 – 8pm

Annual Edmund Burke Lecture 2018 - Paul Muldoon

The Trinity Long Room Hub is delighted to welcome Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon to present the 2018 Annual Edmund Burke Lecture entitled 'He Who Did Nothing: The Poet as Citizen'.

The Annual Edmund Burke Lecture is supported by a generous endowment in honour of Padraic Fallon by his family.


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About Paul Muldoon
Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He now lives in New York. A former radio and television producer for the BBC in Belfast, he has taught at Princeton University for thirty years. He is the author of twelve collections of poetry including Moy Sand and Gravel, for which he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book is Selected Poems 1968-2014.

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About the Annual Edmund Burke Lectures
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1748. As a student he founded what would later become the College Historical Society, the oldest student society in the world. Burke entered Parliament in 1765 and quickly became a champion for political emancipation. After 1789, he directed his attention to the French Revolution and its immediate ramifications for political stability in England. To mark the university’s deep and lasting connection, and to express the inspiration his life and work as a public intellectual offer to us, the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute has instituted a prestigious annual Edmund Burke lecture, delivered by a leading public intellectual of our time on a topic that engages with the challenges facing us today.

One of Burke’s central and life-long concerns was what moral codes should underpin the social order, constrain the use of power and inform our behaviour as responsible citizens. This is as important today as it was in Burke’s time, and the Edmund Burke lectures will keep his manifold legacies alive by providing a prominent forum for contributing in his spirit to the wider discourse about what society we want to live in and what traditions, perspectives and values we need to draw on in the shaping of our future.

Accessibility: all levels
Campus LocationArts Building
Room: Edmund Burke Theatre
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Key dates, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but registration is essential
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