This course is recommended for a greater understanding of the Irish literary landscape, exploring the literature of Ireland from its antiquity to the present. It will give you an intense overview of key literary eras and genres, a time line of iconic literature that will leave you with the knowledge and thirst to continue exploring and reading on your own. Some of the works we will touch on: mythological tales, folklore, famine literature, journals of the Western Island of the Great Blasket and the Aran Islands, poetry, drama, and fiction. Book list & syllabus will be emailed after registration. This class meets in the Board Room in the Main Building.
INTRODUCTION TO IRISH LITERATURE July
with Mary Ann Eaton
Eight Wednesdays, beginning July 12
Mary Ann Eaton
Mary Ann Eaton has a BA in English from Regis College, Weston, MA and has attended University College Cork, in Cork City, Ireland, where she concentrated her studies in Irish and Celtic literature Ancient Mythological tales and medieval literature is of special interest, and her study in Ireland awakened a passion for the depth and richness of this Celtic country that she enthusiastically wishes to share with others. ￼ CLASSES OFFERED: * Introduction to Irish Literature * The Portrayal of Women in Irish Literature * 19th & 20th Century Irish Plays * The Early Religion of Ireland: From Pagan to Christian * Wild About Wilde ! * Irish Myths & Sagas
Course readings are a combination of handouts (small charge payable to instructor) and books ordered by student from online sources. The booklist will be emailed to registered students.