On Seamus Deane via IHA blog

“Seamus Deane, who sadly died in May 2021, was a towering figure in Irish intellectual, cultural and literary life. The breadth of his scholarship and the scale of his achievement are unmatched by any post-war literary critic in Ireland and his legacy includes a profound transformation in the conceptualisation of literary culture in Ireland. Deane’s recasting, in the Irish context, of the literary as a thing apart and in-and-of-itself, into writing as a complex feature on a historico-cultural spectrum, was the nub of the immense work of intellectual labour which his career involved…”

Read my full tribute to Seamus Deane via the Irish Humanities Alliance blog here.


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