The Yeats Anniversary Celebrations Seoul 2015 will include both an academic conference and a broader arts/performance dimension.
13th June 2015 is the 150th birth anniversary of one of Ireland’s most famous writers, W.B. Yeats. The occasion will be marked in Korea with activity all day and night, in collaboration with Dongguk University and Yeats scholar Professor Youngmin Kim.
Venue for the conference and evening festivities: Dukam Seminar Room, Culture Hall 1F, Dongguk University
Celebrating Yeats 150 in Seoul – Conference
During the day (10.00-19.00) , an exceptional line up of Irish and Korean scholars will discuss the great man’s work and influence. Irish professors Claire Connolly from UCC, and Adrian Paterson from NUI Galway, are featured speakers. A brochure will be forwarded with further details. All lovers of Irish culture are encouraged to come along – even if you can’t make the conference, you are very welcome to join us for the evening performances!
Celebrating Yeats 150 in Seoul – Evening festivities (19.00)
There will be music and dance provided by Ceoltoiri Seoul Irish music group. Renowned Irish author Christine Dwyer Hickey (http://www.christinedwyerhickey.com/) will read and discuss her work, and as a nod to Yeats’s contemporary, there will be short readings from James Joyce’s Ulysses. Yeats’s birthday celebrations will continue afterwards at a nearby bar.
Image Caption: Dongguk University