December 11th-12th, 2020

Full information about the conference can be found here: Yeats and Popular Culture – 11-12 December 2020 – International Yeats Society and University of Łódź, Poland (lodz.pl

In view of the unasked for popularity that Yeats has won over the years, the conference aims to focus on a two-fold understanding of Yeats’s relationship with pop culture. On the one hand, we wish to explore the issue synchronically, concentrating on Yeats’s contemporary inroads into the realm of the popular, whether via endorsing public schemes, giving public readings, writing letters for the press or indeed spearheading an Irish theatre. On the other, we would like to encourage a diachronic approach to Yeats’s lasting influence on popular culture manifested in all manner of its outlets all over the known universe, from a member of the crew of the starship Enterprise (Star Trek again) quoting ‘The Song of Wandering Aengus’ all the way to Sean Bean’s dying recitation of ‘He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’ in a sci-fi classic Equilibrium (2002).

If you have not received a zoom link to the conference, please contact Wit Pietrzak ( WitPietrzak@wp.pl )

Agenda for the General Meeting:

1. Relocation of IYS from Buffalo to Ireland

2. Renewal of the executive board

3. Treasurer’s report

4. JIYS

5. IYS website, mailing list and social media

6. Future conferences

7. Any other business


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