Study Abroad in Dublin, Ireland

Courses - January Term 2020

Classes are taught Monday through Friday for a total of 45 hours.

LIT 315 (3 credits) | Modern Irish Writing

Trinity College Dublin has been the home of Irish literature in English for four centuries. The School of English ‘Modern Irish Writing’ course is an exciting program aimed at introducing students to the best of Irish literary tradition and culture from 1900 to the present day. You will read the poetry of William Butler Yeats, Patrick Kavanagh and Seamus Heaney, discuss the theater of Samuel Beckett and Marina Carr, consider the short stories of James Joyce, Sean O’Faolain, Frank O’Connor, Mary Lavin and Claire Keegan.

In addition to offering students a broad overview of Irish writing in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the module will have special components on the poetry of Seamus Heaney, James Joyce’s Dublin and contemporary Irish writing. Students will be able to visit various Dublin city settings such as the James Joyce Centre, the Hugh Lane Gallery, the National Museum, the National Library and see a play at Dublin’s iconic Abbey Theatre, established by W.B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory in 1904. Each student will receive a course reader.

Supporting academic visits include entrance to the Old Library and the Book of Kells, and a session on manuscripts and archives in the historic Trinity College Library.