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Lecture: Mary Burke

"White Irish?: Irish Travelers ("Irish Gypsies") and the Scots-Irish in American Popular Culture

Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Cowee IV - Troy

Contact: David A. Salomon |

Dr. Mary Burke: UConnDr. Mary Burke, Associate Professor of English at UConn, will come to RSC to give a lecture on Tuesday, October 18, at 7:30pm in Cowee IV.

The title of the talk is "White Irish?: Irish Travellers ("Irish Gypsies") and the Scots-Irish in American Popular Culture."

Dr. Burke is the author of Tinkers: Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller (Oxford University Press, 2009). A specialist on modern Irish literature, she has been at UConn since 2004 and was awarded the 2009 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Research Excellence Award in the Humanities.