International scholar and native Rocklander Dr. David Clare will be lecturing at Dominican College on Friday, November 16th at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The lecture will be followed by refreshments and Irish entertainment.
Dr. Clare is an Assistant Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. Since 2009, He has delivered more than 60 conference papers and public lectures in Ireland, Britain, Hungary, Canada, and the United States on important figures in Irish, British, and American Literature. His first monograph, Bernard Shaw’s Irish Outlook, was published in 2016 and his essays have appeared in numerous journals and edited collections.
Dominican College is developing a student exchange program with Mary Immaculate College where Dr. Clare teaches, and during his several day visit to the College Dr. Clare will be meeting with students to discuss the program.
Dr. Clare’s public lecture will focus on playwright Bernard Shaw’s formative years in Dublin and how his Irish experiences left a big imprint on his plays. The lecture is entitled, “Bernard Shaw’s ‘Inextinguishable Pride in Being an Irishman.’”
The lecture takes place in the Lawrence Room of Rosary Hall.