ELIT3050-A Sem In Lit: Yeats/Joyce    (Spring 2014)

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In tis course we concentrate on the two most important writers of the 20th century. Along with the visits to Joyce sites in Dublin and Yeats sites in Sligo. Students will read "Dubliners" and selected early poems of WB Yeats. A substantial research paper is expected from each of the students in this advanced literature class. Students who register for the course are required to go on the 2014 study trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland May 11-May 25, 2014. In preparation for the trip, the course will meet in Spring 2014, exact dates to be announced by the professor. Costs for airfare, housing, etc. are in addition to tuition. If you are interested in taking this course, contact the Center for Global Engagement at 412-397-2151 or email Rick Moslen at Moslen@rmu.edu

Session, Dates: 5 (03/10/2014 - 05/03/2014)

Days: APPT

Time: -

Location: Moon Campus


Seats Available: APPT

Credits: 3

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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.

Prerequisites: Any ELIT course and 75 credits

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