DEANE, SEAMUS, 1940-
Seamus Deane papers 1960-2016

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/bnj3q

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Deane, Seamus, 1940-
Title: Seamus Deane papers 1960-2016
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1210
Extent: 9.75 linear feet (21 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of Irish poet and educator Seamus Deane, including writings, correspondence, journals and business records
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2011.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Seamus Deane papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

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Processed by Susan McDonald and Maggie Greaaves, November 2013.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Seamus Deane (1940-), Irish poet and educator, was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. He attended Queen's University, Belfast and Cambridge University. He was a professor of English and American Literature at University College, Dublin and a professor of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He was also a founding director of the Field Day Theatre Company, along with David Hammond, Seamus Heaney, and Tom Paulin. Deane has published several works of poetry and non-fiction, as well as one novel. His collections of poetry include Gradual Wars, Rumors and History Lessons; his non-fiction includes Heroic Styles: The Tradition of an Idea, Celtic Revivals: Essays in Modern Irish Literature, A Short History of Irish Literature, Strange Country, and French Revolution and Enlightenment in England, 1789-1832. His novel, Reading in the Dark, was nominated for a Booker Prize in 1996.

Seamus Deane (1940-), Irish poet and educator, was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. He attended Queen's University, Belfast and Cambridge University. He was a professor of English and American Literature at University College, Dublin and a professor of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He was also a founding director of the Field Day Theatre Company, along with David Hammond, Seamus Heaney, and Tom Paulin. Deane has published several works of poetry and non-fiction, as well as one novel. His collections of poetry include Gradual Wars, Rumors and History Lessons; his non-fiction includes Heroic Styles: The Tradition of an Idea, Celtic Revivals: Essays in Modern Irish Literature, A Short History of Irish Literature, Strange Country, and French Revolution and Enlightenment in England, 1789-1832. His novel, Reading in the Dark, was nominated for a Booker Prize in 1996.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Irish poet and educator Seamus Deane. It contains correspondence, writings by Deane and others, journals, printed material, and financial records. Writings by Deane include drafts of his novel Reading in the Dark; essays on Irish literature, politics, and history; short pieces on Irish and other writers; drafts of poems, many of which are unpublished or uncollected; and notebooks, which include reading notes and drafts of prose and poetry. Writings by others include works by Brian Friel, Colum McCann, and Thomas Kilroy. The collection also contains materials relating to Seamus Heaney's work, particularly a draft of his 1975 poetry collection North. Significant correspondents include Denis Donoghue, Seamus Heaney, Thomas Kinsella, Michael and Evelyn Longley, Medbh McGuckian, Derek Mahon, and Tom Paulin.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three series: (1) Correspondence, (2) Writings, and (3) Other papers.


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