1916 Centenary Lectures Sponsored by the Consulate General of Ireland/Atlanta

Posted On September 28, 2016
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1916 Centenary Lectures Sponsored by the Consulate General of Ireland/Atlanta,

Georgia State University Department of English, and Agnes Scott College

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Both lectures are free and open to the public.



Featured Scholar: Karen Steele

karen steele

Professor Karen Steele chairs the Department of English at Texas Christian University. Her books include an edition of Maud Gonne’s Irish Nationalist Writings (Irish Academic Press, 2004), a study of Women, Press, and Politics during the Irish Revival (Syracuse University Press, 2007), and a collection of essays co-edited with historian Michael de Nie on Ireland and the New Journalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). She is currently working on a book entitled Nothing to Declare but My Genius, which explores the interplay of gender, celebrity, and mobility in Irish writing since the Act of Union.

“Revolution in the Rearview Mirror: Irish Women’s Memoirs of the Easter 1916 Rising”

Wednesday, October 12, 2 p.m.

Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place (23rd floor), Georgia State University


Getting to the lecture at GSU


By MARTA: From the Georgia State station on the East-West line, exit onto Piedmont Avenue, turn right, and walk up Piedmont to the first intersection. Turn left here onto Decatur Street and walk about three blocks (at some point, you’ll need to cross Decatur Street). Then turn right onto Park Place. (Note: this street is called Pryor on the other side of Decatur St.). Walk one block, and you will see a park on the left ahead of you and a tall white building on the right with a SunTrust bank on the ground floor. This is 25 Park Place. Alternatively, if you’re coming in on the North-South line, you can exit at Five Points, turn left onto Peachtree when you come out of the station, turn right onto Decatur/Marietta Street (the first big intersection), walk one block, then turn left onto Park Place. 25 Park Place will be one and a half blocks up on your right.


By car: Taking MARTA is the best way to get to GSU, but, if you drive, G Deck is the closest lot with visitor parking: http://parking.gsu.edu/parking-locations/student/g-deck/

Once you’ve parked your car, take the elevator to the 3rd level. When you come out of the elevator, head to your right. You will go along a semi-covered walkway to Central Avenue. When you reach the street, turn right on Central and head down to Decatur Street. Then go left on Decatur Street one block to Park Place. Turn right on Park Place. 25 Park Place is a tall, white building with a SunTrust bank on the ground floor about 1.5 blocks up the street on your right.

“Forgotten Female Rebels of the Easter 1916 Rising”

Wednesday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.

Frannie Graves Auditorium, Campbell Hall (Room 128), Agnes Scott College


Getting to the lecture at Agnes Scott


By MARTA: Take the East-West line to the downtown Decatur stop. Exit on to Church Street and head to your right. Follow Church Street until it ends, then take the pedestrian underpass to the other side of the railroad tracks. You will find yourself facing College Avenue. Cross the street here and head through the main gates of Agnes Scott ahead of you. The lecture is in Campbell Hall, on the west side of campus (close to McDonough Street).


By car: Campbell is close to McDonough Street, which makes it convenient for deck parking. People can park in any lot or in the deck on McDonough–no restrictions at that time of day. Here is the link to directions: