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Old Bottles, New Wine: Re-Tasting Irish Literature – Autumn/Winter 2019 Course
October 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 4, 2019
Join us this Autumn/Winter at the James Joyce Cultural Centre for our Lifelong Learning Programme led by Dr. Caroline Elbay. “Old Bottles, New Wine: Re-Tasting Irish Literature,” is a twelve week course which will address identity, politics, memory, and hidden histories in the writing of James Joyce, Sean O’Casey, Brendan Behan, Marina Carr and many others.
Over the duration of the course, we will consider themes such as identity, politics (including class and gender), memory (personal, cultural, and inherited), and hidden histories by considering both original texts and adaptations. Participants will be encouraged to actively engage in exploring these concepts. Topics will include the language issue; censorship, politics; class; woman as ‘other’ in Irish history and culture; the Revolutionary period (centenary of both the War of Independence and Dáil Eireann); and how Ireland is represented in literature and theatre today.
Looking forward to seeing you on our literary and musical odyssey this coming Autumn/Winter at the James Joyce Cultural Centre.
Wednesdays at 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Venue: James Joyce Cultural Centre, 35 North Great George’s Street, Dublin.
Start Date: 18 September 2019
End Date: 4 December 2019
Duration: 12 weeks
The course is now full.
18 Welcome reception and course introduction
25 ‘Reading Dubliners’ (1) (readers will select stories) (James Joyce)
2 ‘Reading Dubliners’ (2) (readers will select stories) (James Joyce)
9 A Portrait of the Artist as a young Man and ‘Gas from a Burner’ (James Joyce)
23 Parnassian Pathways: A selection of poetry by Kavanagh,
Kennelly, Smyth, Boland, Bolger, and Meehan.
30 Revolution at The Abbey: ‘The Dublin Trilogy’ (Sean O’Casey)
6 ‘1919 Centenary Lecture: The War of Independence and Dail Eireann’ **Guest speaker – Liz Gillis (Author & Historian)**
13 ‘By the Bog of Cats’ (Marina Carr) AND Her Kind (Niamh Boyce)
20 Reading Brendan Behan: ‘Borstal Boy’ and ‘The Quare Fellow’ (Brendan Behan)
4 ‘The Dead’ (James Joyce) followed by a Festive closing reception.