portrait of Dr. Eibhear Walshe

Dr. Eibhear Walshe

Out of the Musical Closet: Writing Handel

Sep 30, 2019, 5:15 PM
Brackett Room, 2nd Floor Clapp Library
Free and open to the public

Was Handel gay? In his talk, Dr. Eibhear Walshe, University College Cork, will read from his book The Trumpet Shall Sound: A Novel, where he explores Handel's sexuality. A reception will follow the talk. 

Eibhear Walshe was born in Waterford, studied in Dublin, and now lives in Cork, where he lectures in the School of English at University College Cork and is Director of Creative Writing. He has published in the area of memoir, literary criticism and biography, and his books include Kate O’Brien: A Writing Life (2006), Oscar’s Shadow: Wilde and Ireland (2012), and A Different Story: The Writings of Colm Tóibín (2013). His childhood memoir, Cissie’s Abattoir (2009) was broadcast on RTE’s Book on One. His novel, The Diary of Mary Travers (2014) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Novel of the Year Award in 2015 and longlisted for the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award. He was associate editor, with Catherine Marshall, of Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks (2016), edited by Fintan O’Toole and shortlisted for the Bord & Gais Energy Irish Book Award.

Generously supported by:

the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events, the Music Department, the English Department, and the Writing Program.