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Series 11
Edna Longley papers, 1962-2000
Boxes 78-80

Scope and Content Note

The Michael Longley collection contains a good deal of material by or about his wife, Edna Longley. Edna Longley is an eminent academic and critic who has taught for many years at Queen's University, Belfast. Collections of her criticism, including Poetry Between the Wars (1986), The Living Stream (1994) and Poetry and Posterity (2000), are some of the most important interventions in contemporary Irish poetry criticism. The series is divided into two distinct sections. The first contains materials more squarely concerning Edna Longley's academic life, including correspondence 1962-2000 and a number of drafts and typescripts of lectures and essays. The second contains materials concerning the John Hewitt Summer School (JHSS), and particularly documents regarding her acrimonious departure from the board of the JHSS in 1996.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two subseries: (11.1) Edna Longley materials and (11.2) John Hewitt Summer School records.

Description of Subseries