Today, 18 July, 2019, is the birthday of Carla Sassi, an academic working in the field of Scottish Literature, and a Consulting Editor for Interlitq.
Scots makar Jackie Kay reads “Annie Lennox”, her poem dedicated to the new Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University.
Look Back in Hunger: Ireland in Famine’s Wake from Munster to The Maze, or The Faerie Queene to Steve McQueen. This lecture was presented as part of ‘Consumer Culture, Advertising and Literature in Ireland, 1848-1921’ A three-year research project by the English departments of the Universities of Sunderland and Durham. It was funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
Video/ Sir Drummond Bone, Master of Balliol College, University of Oxford, discusses his passion for the poetry of Lord Byron. He shows how Byron’s extraordinary life fed into his writing to produce the most popular writer after Shakespeare. We are entertained by Sir Drummond’s own readings of his favourite poems and with insights on the use of irony. The video features artistic filming and appropriately romantic music.