Writers, Rebels & Revolutionaries – Autumn/Winter ONLINE Course

We are very excited to unveil our new course, “Writers, Rebels, and Revolutionaries,” run by Dr. Caroline Elbay and hosted by the James Joyce Centre. Throughout this course, you will read major and lesser-known Irish texts, and learn about the wider cultural contexts at play during their publications. Texts include James Joyce’s Dubliners, Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal, and Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats. You will also learn about the cultural responses to wider Irish topics such as language, emigration, the decade of centenaries, and more.

The course will run both asynchronous (pre-recorded lectures) AND online (live stream) on Wednesday evenings for a period of 12 weeks:

Dates:  15 September to 1 December
Time:   6.00 – 8.00 p.m. (IST)
Fee:      €140

Course Outline:

  • Week 1: A Question of Identity: The Context(s) of Anglo-Irish literature
  • Week 2: English as a foreign language for Ireland/Irish writers
  • Weeks 3 & 4: Famine, Emigration and the Irish-American Diaspora
  • Week 5: Political, religious and regional points of view in Irish literature. Cultural Nationalism, and The Abbey Theatre
  • Weeks 6 & 7: Dublin ReJoyce: The city and nation as represented by James Joyce
  • Weeks 8 & 9: A Decade of Centenaries: 2013-23.
  • Weeks 10&11: Northern Ireland: A Nation Divided
  • Week 12: Mná na hÉireann: Voices from the Margins – Women in Irish Literature

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