About The Instructor
This is a summer faculty led international course. The class will meet four times during the spring semester at times convenient to the students. The major work will be done in Ireland between May 13 and May 26. Students will receive an incomplete at the end of the spring term and their grade will be give after the end of the Irish trip. Assessments will be based on readings, a written exam given in Ireland and a variety of activities completed during the trip.
Session, Dates: 5 (03/11/2013 - 05/04/2013)
Location: Moon Campus
Seats Available: APPT
This course enables students to engage in detailed literary study of two major figures in Irish literature, as well as the culture and history that surround Yeats and Joyce. Students will synthesize and evaluate the key issues of Irish literary scholarship through detailed studies of the works, biography and criticism of Yeats and Joyce. They will engage in the reading of the history of Ireland in the late Nineteenth and the early Twentieth centuries. Selected novels, poems, plays, and short stories of the two writers will be examined in the seminar for their aesthetic values, their social and political contexts, their rhetorical and genre strategies, and their connections with the biographical facts of the authors' lives. Students will compile annotated bibliographies, make oral presentations, write short papers, and write one 15 page scholarly essay based on research.
Associate Professor of English
Coordinator, Rooney Int'l Scholar's Program
Center for Global Engagement
Wheatley Center 320