From: Eamonn.McKee@dfa.ie
Sent: 24 May 2011 08:34
To: M.Lermhayes@ulster.ac.uk
Cc: Frank.ODonoghue@dfa.ie; Ruth.Parkin@dfa.ie
Subject: RE: Joyce in Art, Seoul

Dear Prof. Lerm Hayes,

 

I am copying my colleague Frank and my assistant Ms Kim to allow you coordinate in terms of the reception. I am also copying Ms Ruth Parkin who is replacing Frank in September as Deputy Head of Mission.

 

Thank you for agreeing to offer a lecture on “Joyce in Art” at the residence.  We can liaise further on this closer to the time. It will be pretty straight forward – a lecture and q and a, with PPT, for about forty guests, followed by a buffet reception.  Please forward any names of individuals that you may wish to invite, including as you indicate  below contacts at SNU. I will of course include the members of the Joyce Society on the invitation list.

 

All the best for now,

 

 

 

Eamonn

 

 

Eamonn McKee

Ambassador

 

 

 

From: Lerm Hayes Christa-Maria [mailto:M.Lermhayes@ulster.ac.uk]
Sent: 20 May 2011 04:57
To: McKee Eamonn HOM SEOUL EM
Subject: RE: Joyce in Art, Seoul

 

Dear Eamonn McKee,

 

your very kind, thoughtful and generous response to my letter honours me greatly: many, many thanks!

 

I'll be delighted to liaise with Mr Frank O'Donoghue concerning a reception. I will soon forward a digital invitation card for the exhibition and a précis. Many thanks for offering to send out such information on the exhibition.

 

I am particularly pleased that you're available to meet me in September. I will arrive 10th and have to de-install the exhibition then. 12 September appears to be the most suitable day for such an enjoyable occasion, as the other courier and I will have to return to Ireland either 13 or 14 September.

 

I'd be very happy also to give a lecture at your residence. The "Joyce in Art" theme would probably be most appropriate on this occasion, but I can refer to the work of Joseph Beuys and his interest in Ireland and Joyce that is very much to do with conflict resolution.

 

There are a small number of Professors and the Dean at the Seoul National University with whom I am in contact since a lecture I gave at the Faculty of Art in December last. It would, indeed, be advantageous to invite them (alongside MoA's director) to the talk and possibly dinner to explore further opportunities for collaboration. I have just returned from research at the Zurich Joyce Foundation and found out that there is also a vibrant circle of Joyce scholars in Seoul. You are probably aware of this, and I hope to make contact with them before the exhibition also.

 

I could well imagine an exhibition or other future comparative project on North and South in both country's contexts. That remains to be discussed with MoA and others during my visit.

 

Again: I very much look forward to meeting you and your staff. 

With best regards,

 

Mia Lerm Hayes

 

 


From: Eamonn.McKee@dfa.ie [mailto:Eamonn.McKee@dfa.ie]
Sent: 16 May 2011 08:13
To: M.Lermhayes@ulster.ac.uk
Subject: FW: Joyce in Art, Seoul

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From: McKee Eamonn HOM SEOUL EM
Sent: 16 May 2011 16:11
To: 'M.Lermhayes@ulster.ac.uk'
Cc: O'Donoghue Frank SEOUL EM; Kim Heejeong SEOUL EM
Subject: Joyce in Art, Seoul

Dear Professor Lerm Hayes,

Thank you for your message and the information on the exhibition Joyce on Art.  I am delighted to hear that it is coming to Seoul and, moreover, coming to one of the most prestigious universities in Korea.  It will certainly enhance awareness of and interest in Ireland and the global impact of our intellectual heritage.

Unfortunately, I will be on leave when the exhibition opens but the Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Frank O’Donoghue, has kindly agreed to host a reception to mark the event.  He will liaise with you further.  Needless to say, I will visit the exhibition at the first opportunity on my return to Seoul in early August.

We have well over 500 on our database and I regularly send messages to the community on matters of interest.  The database includes members of the press.  If you provide me with a précis of the exhibition, I would happily send out a message about it.

I would be delighted to meet you when you return to Seoul in September.  I would like to offer you dinner or lunch, depending on your availability.  You might let me know as and when your schedule develops. 

In fact, if you felt it appropriate and of value, I would be happy to host a dinner at residence, inviting your interlocutors at Seoul National by way of saying thanks but also to explore other possibilities for cooperation.

To take advantage of having such an expert authority here, I would be grateful if you might consider giving a talk on Joyce and art.  The residence has a function room (and PPT facility) which can seat 40 guests.  Members of the Irish community here and Korea academics interested in Irish literature (we have a Joyce Society!) would I am sure be very interested in attending.  

Alternatively, and in light of your interest in conflict resolution, a talk on art and conflict in line with the theme of your book would be equally fascinating.  Division and conflict are the sadder themes that the Ireland and Korea have in common, albeit with radically different approaches and outcomes.  There may be a germ of a exhibition here – how artists on the island and peninsula (North and South) have responded to the caesuras bequeathed by history.

I will leave these options with you for consideration and very much look forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes,

 

Eamonn McKee

Ambassador

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