Jonathan Swift Symposium 2016

On Saturday 15 October the Deanery of St Patrick’s Cathedral will host the 15th annual Swift Symposium. The proceedings will begin at the usual time of 2pm and end at 5pm.

The programme is as follows:

Dr Lucinda Cole (University of Illinois): ‘Swift among the Locust’

Dr Karen Lipsedge (Associate Professor of English, Kingston University, London): ‘“Domestic Man”? Swift and the Eighteenth-century Home’.

Dr David O’Shaughnessy (Trinity College, Dublin): ‘Restaging Swift: Theatrical Adaptations in the Eighteenth Century’

Dr Eibhear Walshe (University College, Cork): ‘Handel and Swift: An Imagined Encounter’

Respondent: Dr Alan Downie (Goldsmiths,University of London)

Organisers have asked those who wish to attend to book early as seating in the room is limited. Visit:<>

As part of the Swift symposium, ‘The Jonathan Swift Project and The Words Upon the Window Pane’ have organised an event performed by the faculty and students of Indiana State University’s Department of Theater. This will take place on Thursday, 13 October 2016 beginning at 7.30pm:

Who was Jonathan Swift?  A brilliant writer and politican?  A frustrated pedant? Or perhaps something else entirely?  The faculty and students of Indiana State University’s Department of Theater, through the examination of the Irish plays that feature Swift as a character and subject, examine this question in stirring theatrical ways. As part of that investigation, they engage with W.B. Yeats’ The Words Upon the Window Pane in search of answers.

Tickets are free but advance registration is strongly recommended: