Study Abroad in Dublin, Ireland

Courses - January Term 2019

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 new 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 J.M. Synge, Samuel Beckett and Marina Carr, consider the short stories of James Joyce and Claire Keegan and explore the imagination of Irish novelists such as Jennifer Johnston, Pat McCabe and John McGahern.

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, Kilmainham Gaol, the National Museum, the National Library and the Irish Museum of Modern Art 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, a guest lecture with an Irish author or poet, a session on manuscripts and archives in the historic Trinity College Library and a session on staging Irish drama to include a tour of the Abbey Theatre.