LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; LECTURE 12:00 p.m.; PARENTS DINING ROOM
Ray Ryan is the Senior Commissioning Editor for English and American Literature at Cambridge University Press. He is the author of Ireland and Scotland: Literature and Culture, State and Nation, 1966-2000 (Oxford 2002), editor of Writing in the Irish Republic: Literature, Culture, Politics (2002), (Macmillan), and with Liam Mcilvanney, co-editor of Ireland and Scotland: Culture and Society (Fourcourts, 2005), and The Good of the Novel (Faber 2011), which has received a great deal of attention in the United States and Europe: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2011/10/the-good-of-the-critic.html
He also founded and edited Bullán: an Irish studies Journal, for ten years and received his doctorate from Oxford University.
Dr. Ryan's visit is sponsored by the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies.