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Author Talk with Dr Beth O’Leary Anish “Irish American Fiction from World War II to JFK”

January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present a book talk with author and educator Dr. Beth O’Leary Anish.
The recently published: Irish American Fiction from World War II to JFK: Anxiety, Assimilation, and Activism by Palgrave Macmillan is part of a series “New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature”

Dr O’Leary Anish addresses the concerns of Irish America in the1930s to 1960s era by studying its fiction, mining the trove of literature and presents the reader with lesser known works of Irish American literature. The focus also highlights the time during the 20th century, when authors’ immigrant grandparents were building their communities.

Beth O’Leary Anish is a Professor of English at the Community College of Rhode Island, USA. She successfully defended her dissertation, Writing Irish America: Communal Memory and the Narrative of Nation in Diaspora, at the University of Rhode Island.  She has been published in the New Hibernia Review, and is an active member of the American Conference for Irish Studies. Her research interests are in American immigrant literature, contemporary Irish literature, and Irish American fiction and memoir. Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.


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