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The W. A. Emmerson Annual Lecture

Beginning in 2014, the IAAS Lecture is an annual event, hosted at a third level institution on the islandemersonlecture of Ireland, and presented by an invited member of the IAAS on a topic of their choosing. In 2015, the lecture was renamed the W. A. Emmerson Lecture, in honour of our much-loved late Treasurer. Broad in its remit, the IAAS Lecture appeals to both academic and non-academic communities, and promotes the long-standing interest in and connection to American culture in Ireland.

The inaugural lecture was delivered on 14th March 2014 at University College Cork by Dr Ron Callan on ‘Argument and Experiment: Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essays’.

The School of English at UCC and the IAAS were delighted to host the esteemed Dr Callan as the ideal speaker to begin what promises to be an enriching and exciting lecture series.

For more information and to hear the lecture, click here.

For information on the 2015 lecture, delivered by Dr JoAnne Mancini, click here.

For information on the 2016 lecture, delivered by Prof. Stephen Matterson, click here.

For information on the 2017 lecture, delivered by Dr Dianne Kirby, click here.