Hopkins Festival 2016














































































Hopkins Lectures during 1916 Hopkins Festival

'the best literary festival in Ireland' - editor Oxford Companion

lectureGerard Manley Hopkins photographed by George Giberne, printed by Hills and Saunders. Photograph: National Portrait Gallery 

A wholly hearing audience for daily lectures (pic J Kelly)

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mcginleyMichael McGinley: Hopkins's Dublin Friends

Michael has been an amateur of Gerard Manley Hopkins since his schooldays. He discovered the Hopkins International Summer School in 1989 when he attended the third School and he has attended nearly all the Schools since then. Indeed Hopkins has become an obsession with him. He spent more than twenty years of his working life in the Department of Finance in Dublin where he specialised in pay negotiation. He took early retirement from that Department and spent two years in Trinity College Dublin followed by eight years as a lecturer in industrial relations in University College Dublin. He is the author of "The La Touche Family in Ireland", a 300-page book on the Huguenot banking family, published in 2004.

Michael McGinley reviews friends and social life of poet Gerard Manley Hopkins during his years in Dublin

You might like to review an earlier lecture on Hopkins in Dublin in our HOpkins Archive:

Hopkins in Dublin (Robert A Smart Quinnipiac University) read here
Hopkins's Correspondence with John Henry Newman (Joseph J. Feeney SJ Loyola University) read here

daniel westwoodDaniel Kirk Westover, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies
East Tennessee State University USA

Daniel Westover is an award-winning poet and literary critic specializing in the English language literature of Wales. He is currently Assistant Professor of Modern British Literature at East Tennessee State University.  

Author of R. S. Thomas: A Stylistic Biography (University of Wales Press. In this acclaimed study, Westover defends his new stylistic biography of the most recognizable literary figure in Wales. Westover, frustrated by these assumptive texts, has sought to honour the ogre of Wales with a more holistic approach. Daniel is also joint editor of The World Is Charged: Poetic Engagements with Gerard Manley Hopkins 2016.

Glory to God for appled things - a poem by Sarah Ann Winn
©The World Is Charged: Poetic Engagements with Gerard Manley Hopkins, Clemson University Press, 2016. The book is available on sale during the Hopkins Festival.


sean bagnalSean Bagnal, Gerard Manley Hopkins Society, Historian

John Henry Newman and his Dublin Influences

Lectures by Sean Bagnal already in our Hopkins Archive
Hopkins and the Breastplate of Saint Patrick read here
Hopkins's Ireland: Early Christian Monasteries read here

Past lectures on Newman available in our Hopkins Archive:

Correspondence between Hopkins and John Henry Newman (Catherine Philipps) read here

Dream and Vision in Newman and Hopkins (Michael Woods) read here


christinekinnealyChristine Kinealy, PhD. founding director of the Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University.

Author, Christine Kinealy is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and In 1997, when Prime Minister Tony Blair apologized for the Irish Famine, the British House of Parliament invited her to speak about the The Great Hunger. She did so in the place "where so many egregious relief policies had been made that resulted in so many tragic deaths.” Named ‘Woman of the Year’ by Irish America Heritage and Culture Committee of the Department of Education, New York in 2014



eamon kiernanEamon Kiernan Magdeburg University Germany

Conversion of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Read past lectures by Eamon Kiernan available in our Hopkins Archive

Eckhartian Echo in 'As Kingfishers Catch Fire.' read here
Re-reading the Wreck read here




desmond eganDesmond Egan Artistic Poet Director Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival

James Joyce and Gerard Manley Hopkins in Dublin

Lectures by Desmond Egan included in our Hopkins Archive:

As Kingfishers Catch Fire'. . . Imagery read here
Hopkins and Hiberno English read here
Hopkins in Ireland, was he Manic? read here




mario murgiaMario Murgia, National University Mexico

Gerard Manley Hopkins and his Mexican Translators

Mario Murgia, poet, literary translator, and professor of English, Translation, and Comparative Literature is especially interested in the relationship between literature and other artistic expressions, such as music and the performing arts. His main area of academic research is Anglophone and Hispanophone drama and poetry from the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, with a particular emphasis on English and (Colonial) Spanish poetry produced in the 16th and 17th centuries...


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