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Jonathan Swift: Poetic Ventriloquist
28th September 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
THE CITY CHAPTER In association with the John Hewitt Society
invites you to celebrate NATIONAL POETRY DAY with a talk ‘Jonathan Swift: Poetic Ventriloquist’ by Professor Andrew Carpenter Thursday 28th September 2017 7.30 p.m. Armagh Robinson Library
**Admission is free but please email email@example.com to reserve a place**
Donations for The City Chapter welcome.
Andrew Carpenter’s main scholarly interest is in poetry written in English in Ireland between 1550 and 1830 and he is a recognized expert on the work of Jonathan Swift. He also works on book history and has been associated with scholarly publishing through his series of ten volumes of Irish Texts from the Age of Swift (Cadenus Press, 1973-79) and through the publication of various scholarly texts and anthologies over the last thirty years.
Andrew Carpenter (b. 1943) was educated at Oxford University (BA 1963, MA 1968) and at University College Dublin (Ph.D. 1970). In 1970 he joined the full-time teaching staff of the English Department at University College Dublin as a College Lecturer and be came Associate Professor in 1998 and Professor in 2006. He retired from UCD in 2008. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and a Fellow of the English Association. He has been visiting professor at universities in the United States and Italy and has delivered papers at conferences in many countries. Since his retirement from UCD, Andrew Carpenter has continued working and publishing in various fields of research.