Swift and Georgian Dublin

Four leading experts on Jonathan Swift presented short papers on aspects of the great man’s life, writings, and relationships.

Time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019

Location: Marsh’s Library, St Patrick’s Close, Dublin D08 FK79.



2.00 – 2.15 Welcome by Dr Bob Mahoney of the Swift Foundation, USA.

2.15 – 3.45: Presentations

‘Swift’s Lost Works and the Confessional State in Queen Anne’s Reign’, by Prof. Ian Higgins (Australian National University, Canberra).

‘Swift in 1719’, by Prof. Norma Clarke (University of Richmond, London).

‘Jonathan Swift and the Pursuit of Happiness’, by Prof. Melinda Rabb (Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA).

‘Swift and Gibbon’, by Prof. Jenny Davidson (Columbia University, New York, USA),

3.45 – 4.00 Break

4.00 – 4.20 Response to the four papers by Dr. Nathalie Zimpfer (Université de Paris IV, France).

4.20 – 4.50 Questions and contributions from the audience

5.00 – 6.00 Reception in Marsh’s Library sponsored by the Swift Foundation.


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