The Irish Diaspora:
Irish Visitors, Irish Émigrés, and Irish-Americans
May 22nd, 4pm
Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
Irish Literary & Historical Society is pleased to present as guest speaker William M. Chace, Emeritus
Professor of English at Stanford University, at
our meeting on Sunday May 22, at 4:00PM.
knows about the massive migration, over the years, of the Irish people to America,
and while everyone knows about the ways in which the demographic realities of
this continent have been shaped by that migration, questions abound:
Irish come, but few return. Why?
Irish women than men have immigrated. Why?
as in the past, Irish writers have strongly given shape and definition to
“English literature” but many of those writers, as well as other Irish artists,
have chosen to live abroad and not in their native land. Why?
language defines the culture of a country, what is the fate of Irish as a
language in Ireland? And has that language been involved as part of the
addition to serving as Emeritus
Professor of English at Stanford University, Dr. Chace is also the former
president of Wesleyan University and Emory University. He is a James
Joyce scholar and teaches courses on Joyce, W. B. Yeats and other Irish
event is free for ILHS members, $5 suggested donation for visitors.
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Sunday, March 14: 64th Annual St. Patrick's Banquet
- Wilde Irish Productions
is excited to offer a special pr
ogram, at the 64th annual St. Patrick’s Banquet on Sunday evening, March 14. The entertainment will include a reading from The Beauty Queen of Leenan,
performed by Breda Courtney and Esther Mulligan, music of the Irish Harp played by Diana Rowan and vocals by Esther Mulligan. The ILHS is also happy to welcome back Will Connelly & Friends for their traditional medley of Irish songs to close the evening. Marines' Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St., San Francisco, 6:00 p.m. cocktails, 7:00 p.m. dinner. Call Eileen Kivlehan at (415) 681-2078
to reserve your ticket. Reservation Form