Declan Kiberd presents "John Henry Newman and the Bonfire of the Humanities" on Nov. 17, 2009 at 6:30pm in the National Library Seminar Room of the National Library of Ireland in Dublin. Declan Kiberd is the Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama Department at University College Dublin. He is the author of several books, including Irish Classics (Harvard University Press, 2002) and The Irish Writer and the World (Cambridge University Press, 2005).This lecture is sponsored by the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland. Admission is free. No reservations are required.