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Yeats Scholar to Lecture at Lit House

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    Georgie and William Butler Yeats in 1923
November 19, 2012
Exploring the role of Georgie Yates in W.B.’s life and literature, plus the couple’s shared fascination with the occult. 

CHESTERTOWN, MD—Scholar Meg Harper will lecture on the poet W.B. Yeats and his wife, Georgie, when she visits the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College on Monday, November 19. Her talk, “Spiritual Committee Work: The Yeatses and A Vision,” will take place at 4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public as part of the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series.

Dr. Harper is a specialist in Irish literature, literary modernism and twentieth-century poetry who has studied the life and work of W.B. Yeats extensively. Her book Wisdom of Two: The Spiritual Collaboration of George and W.B. Yeats (Oxford 2006) discusses the often marginalized role of Yeats’s wife in his life and the couple’s shared fascination with the occult.

Harper, who co-edited Yeats’ series of “Vision” papers for Macmillan (1992 and 2001), holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently the Glucksman Professor of Contemporary Writing in English at the University of Limerick, in Ireland. 

The Literary House is located at 407 Washington Avenue. 


Last modified on Nov. 16th, 2012 at 9:20am by Tim Fields.