8 February 2011

 University Series Lectures

Terry Boyle
ivil Rights: A Sign of Civility
Growing up during the Troubles in Northern Ireland
Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 5:30-8:30pm
19 South Wabash, Second floor

The formation of the Northern Irish State in 1922 inevitably favored the Protestant Unionist population of the new established constituency. For nearly 50 years the government of Northern Ireland operated to actively discriminate against the Catholic minority, economically, culturally and politically. With the advent of Civil Rights in the late 60s, the plight of Catholics became an issue that would not go away. The emphasis of my talk will provide a personal reflection of these times, when Catholics were seeking a just and civil end to discrimination. As a Catholic growing up in a country divided on religious and political grounds I would like to bring a human face to the plight of a minority group struggling for fair access to employment, housing and constitutional politics.

[Terry Boyle]Terry Boyle, originally from Derry, Northern Ireland, came to Chicago from the University of Ulster in 2005 to teach Irish and British Literature at Loyola. He is one of the editors for Chicago Quarterly, a magazine that attracts writers of short fiction across the U.S, and he writes reviews and articles for the Irish American News, Chicago and Ohio. Terry is also a playwright and has written three plays dealing with the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland. His most recent work, 'oh what a bloody good friday' is a re-working of the old religious Mystery Cycle, placing the death and resurrection of Christ in contemporary times. All of the plays have had readings in Loyola, and at academic conferences in L.A.

 Cocktails at 5:30, presentation 6:00-6:30 followed by discussion.
$40 includes drinks, two cigars, and sandwiches.  Jacket and tie recommended.
Reservations are required.


Coming up

Tuesday, Feb 22
Rick Kogan and Charles Osgood, On Leadership.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, March 8
Allen Frantzen,
Taking the Sting out of the Ring: Masculinity and White-collar boxing.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, March 22
Augustus Higginson, The Rise of the Skyscraper in Chicago: 1955 to the present.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, April 5
Tony Grosch, The Ideal of Brotherhood in Four Classic Chicago Novels in the '30s and '40s.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, April 12
Lauren Viera, New Cocktails for Spring: A Lesson in Mixology.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, April 26
Michael Turner, God, the Multiverse, and Cosmic Arrogance.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, May 10
Robert Wallace, Why did the Athenians Kill Socrates?
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, May 24
Alfred Rasho, Making Short Documentary Films.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.






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