Once Alien Here’: Languages Literatures and Identities’?

by Seamus Mc Kee, journalist and broadcaster.

  • Wednesday 9th November 2022
  • 1.00pm – 2.30pm
  • Queen’s University Belfast, Peter Froggatt Centre, Room 02/026.


This talk will examine how writers have dealt with the whole question of identity – from Joyce to Liz Lochhead, from Seamus Heaney to Zadie Smith. Along the way we will consider the words of writers who are incomers in Northern Ireland and reflect on how young people here responded to questions I put to them on issues of language, belonging, and being ‘the other’.

Seamus McKee is a journalist and broadcaster who previously worked with the BBC in Northern Ireland.

He has presented programmes on radio and television, including Evening Extra, Good Morning Ulster and Spotlight. His broadcasts have also covered the arts, education and religion. His work includes programmes for BBC Radio Two and BBC Radio Four.

Queen’s University Open Learning, World Literature: Global Voices Series 2022/23 in association with The John Hewitt Society.