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Joseph Lennon

Irish Memory Studies Network lecture by Joseph Lennon, Director of Irish Studies and associate professor of English at Villanova University. The lecture,'"Dreams that hunger makes": Memory and the origins of the hunger strike', was introduced by Dr Emilie Pine, Lecturer in Modern Drama at UCD and Director, Irish Memory Studies Research Network.

Joseph Lennon is the Director of Irish Studies and associate professor of English at Villanova University. His book, Irish Orientalism: A Literary and Intellectual History won the Donald Murphy Prize from the American Conference for Irish Studies. Salmon Poetry published his first volume of poetry, Fell Hunger, in 2011. He has contributed chapters to books such as Memory Ireland and Enemies of Empire and periodicals such as the Times Literary Supplement, New Hibernia Review, Denver Quarterly, and Poetry Ireland. His current book project focuses on the origins of the modern hunger strike in the early twentieth century in England, Ireland, and India.

"Dreams that hunger makes’: Memory and the origins of the hunger strike' by Dr Joseph Lennon