The ‘Censored’ public lecture series has returned to the National Print Museum/Músaem Náisiúnta Cló. It actually began on January 15, so I have been somewhat remiss in advertising it.
This part of the series will focus on censorship in Ireland, 1700-2000. The speakers are looking at a range of topics relevant to the history of censorship in Ireland, including the impact of major developments in printing technology. Individual writers like Jonathan Swift and Kate O’Brien, whose works prompted controversies that resulted in works by them being banned, will also receive attention. The lectures are free to attend with each paper lasting an hour, including question time. Admission is free but, because there is a limited number of seats, it’s best to book in advance.
Censorship and deception in the printing of Swift’s works 1690-1758
Prof Andrew Carpenter (UCD)
Thursday 15 January, 18.30
‘Controlling the Message’: Irish newspapers and press censorship 1881-91
Dr Myles Dungan (RTE)
Thursday 5 February, 18.30
Censorship and Irish writing in the twentieth century
Dr Eoghan Smith (Carlow College)
Thursday 2 April, 18.30
‘The Embrace of Love’: the censoring of Kate O’Brien
Dr Eibhear Walshe (UCC)
Thursday 7 May, 18.30
National Print Museum/Músaem Náisiúnta Cló