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The Celtic Fringe: History of Ireland, Scotland and Wales (2Y, U)Contact:
North Atlantic Triangle: Ireland, Britain and the U.S. (O, U)
Seminar in British and Irish History (3Y, G)
Nineteenth Century Ireland: An Emerging Nation? (Fall, Y)Contact:
Twentieth Century Ireland: Gender, Class, Political, and Aesthetic Revolution (Spring, Y)
Irish History (3Y, U)Contact:
History 313 Ireland from Colony to Nation State (2Y, U)Contact:
History 477 The Irish in America (2Y, U)
The Irish Tradition (Y, U)Contact:
Irish Language I/II (Y, U)Additional information:
Early Irish History: from Pre-History to Plantation (Y, U/G)
Modern Irish History: From Plantation to Partition (Y, U/G)
Irish Literature: from Medieval to Early Modern (2Y, U/G)
Irish Literature: From Early Modern to Now (2Y, U/G)
The Culture-History of Irish America I/II (2Y, U/G)
Immigration and Diaspora in America: Family as History (2Y, U/G)
Community and Nation in Irish Writing (O, U/G)
Women in Irish Writing (2Y, U/G)
Twentieth Century Irish Writing (2Y,U/G)
M.A. Seminar in Irish Studies (Y,G)
Irish Studies Program Overview
B.A. in Humanities with Concentration in Irish Studies
Core courses include two semester sequences in history, literature, language and culture. In addition, a range of courses, organized around various thematic or period specializations, are also offered. All of the undergraduate classes in the program meet on Weekday evenings so as to make program offerings easily accessible to working adults.
In addition to classroom offerings, students can pursue guided independent studies on topics of their own interest, or combine workshops with guided studies in order to gain academic credit. Furthermore, credit towards the degree can be gained through enrolling in study in Ireland. Interested students are also enabled to earn credit by interning with various organizations in the Irish community in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in Ireland.
M.A. in Irish Studies
The M.A. in Irish Studies at New College allows students to pursue a self-designed course plan which supports individualized research interests. Innovative cross-disciplinary, multimedia and applied research
topics are encouraged within the program as thesis work.
The Irish Studies M.A. revolves around a core seminar within which students are introduced to a variety of research methodologies, as well as to the process of doing research for a thesis. The content which is covered in the seminar changes each semester and runs the gamut of topics pertinent to Irish Studies. The seminar meets alternate Saturdays for a total of eight meetings each semester.
In addition to enrolling in the M.A. seminar, students complete their course load through a combination of classwork and independent study. Coursework for the program is completed in three semesters/36 units. The
M.A. Thesis/Project may also include study in Ireland.
The Irish Studies Program at New College is committed to creating and sponsoring forums which support the discussion of cultural and societal issues. To this end, the Irish Studies Program is partnered with the Irish Arts
Foundation in sponsoring various literary and cultural events throughout the year including readings, film series, music concerts and topical forums. "Gates of Gold: An Irish American Literary and Cultural Festival," was one
such event in which we partnered with other community organizations to produce an international forum for writers to present and discuss their work.
Daniel Cassidy, DirectorContact Information
Margaret Mc Peake, Assistant Director
Northern Ireland: Communities in Conflict (O, U)Contact:
Contemporary Irish Drama (2Y, U/G)Additional information:
Irish Drama in 17th & 18th C (2Y, U/G)
Northern Ireland: Conflict & Culture (2Y, U/G)
Survey of Modern Irish Literature (S, U)
Women in Modern Irish Literature (2Y, U/G)
Irish Poetry after Yeats (2Y, U/G)
Modern Irish Short Story 2Y, U/G
Modern Irish Drama (2Y, U/G)
Swift and the Ireland of his Time (3Y, U/G)
Topics in the Irish Literary Renaissance (3Y, G)
Seminar: Contemporary Irish Society (S, U/G)
Seminar: Jonathan Swift (2Y, G)
Seminar: W.B. Yeats (2Y, G)
Seminar: James Joyce (2Y -G only)
Introduction to Old Irish (3Y, U/G)
Intermediate Old Irish (3Y, U/G)
Old Irish Literature (3Y, U/G)
Introduction to Gaelic Language I, II (Y, Y, U/G)
History of the Irish in America (2Y, U/G)
Dr. Christina H. Mahony, Director, Center for Irish Studies, (202)319-5488; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
and for the Dublin program alone: Dr. John Kromkowski, Department of Politics, (202) 319-5128.
History of Modern Ireland (2Y, U)Contact:
Joyce: Problems in Genre (2Y, U)
Yeats (2Y, G)
Joyce (2Y, G)
The Curriculum is 12O credit hours total, with 39 credits as a Liberal Arts core curriculum, 51 credits major requirements, and 30 credits in requirements of related courses. 27 credits of the 57 credits are fulfilled through Irish Studies courses, two to three of which (6-9 credits) may be taken at Lynn University (ENG 255 and ENG 355, Topics in Literature I and II, focusing on Yeats and Joyce; ENG 343, Anglo-IrishWriters). The remaining Irish Studies courses (18-21 credits) are to be taken at the Amer ican College, Dublin, and include the following:Additional information:
ENG 212 Anglo-Irish Writers (2Y) (may be taken at Lynn as ENG 343)
ENG4OO The Irish Big House (2Y)
HPS 31O Tudor Ireland 157O-1603 (2Y)
HPS 312 Early Irish Nationalism (2Y)
HPS 4OO Modern Ireland (2Y)
HPS 4O1 History of the Irish Famine (2Y)
TOU 3O3 Perspectives on Irish Tourism (2Y).
the Admissions office at Lynn University (ext. 157) or Dr. Diane Richard-Allerdyce, Chair, Department of English (ext. 212).
Irish Literature (O, U)Additional information:
James Joyce: Early Works-Ulysses (Y, G)
Joyce: Finnegans Wake (3Y, G)
Irish Literature (3Y, G)
Studies in Mod. Lit.: Beckett (3Y, G)
Patrick A. McCarthy, English
Zack Bowen, English.
Irish Literature (2Y, U)Additional information:
King Arthur in Legend and Art (2Y, U)
History and Politics of N. Ireland (2Y, U)
The Irish Language (O, U)
International Conflict Resolution (Y, G)
Cross-cultural Conflict (Y, G)
James Doan, Liberal Arts, (954) 262-8207
James Joyce (2Y, U/G)Contact:
EUH 3930, The Making of Modern Ireland (Y, U).Additional information:
LIT 3184, Introduction to Irish Literature and Culture (Y, U).
LIT 4186/5934, Studies in Irish Literature (Y, U/G) Topics vary. Recent topics include: Modern Irish Fiction, Modern Irish Poetry, Irish Drama, Irish Women Writers, Major Authors (Joyce, Yeats).
LIT 6037, Contemporary Irish Poetry (O, G).
LIT 6509, Major Authors: Joyce, Yeats (O, G).
In addition, Irish literature is the sole content in certain sections of LIT 2110 (Y, U) Introduction to Literature, and LIT 2932, Themes and Types of Literature (Y, U)
Special topics courses in Irish Studies are also offered at intervals (O, U/G); and directed independent study is available for advanced students (O, U/G).
POS 2932, The Irish in American Politics (Y, U).
Richard Bizot, Professor of English and Coordinator of Irish Studies,Department of English, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645; phone (904) 620-2273; fax: (904) 620-3940; e-mail: email@example.com
Irish folklore (2Y, U/G)Additional information:
Irish literature (Y, U)
Irish literature (Y, G)
for folklore, John Burrison
for literature, Margaret Mills Harper and Marilynn Richtarik
ART230 Irish Art Seminar (Y, U)Contact:
ART406 Art in the Real World (Y, U)
HIS498 Irish Rebellion (O, U)
POL498 Irish Politics (O, U)
THE231 Irish Theatre (O, U)
Early Irish Culture, Prehistory to 800 AD (2Y, U)
Introduction to Irish Studies (2Y, U)
Literature of Immigration (2Y, U)
Survey of Irish Literature (Y, U/G)
Irish History Since 1600 (2Y, U/G)
Irish Studies Seminar (Y, G)
Studies in Irish Immigration (2Y, G)
Irish Renaissance Figures (2Y, G)
W.B. Yeats Seminar (O, G)
Seminar on William Blake and W. B. Yeats (O, G)
Seminar on Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott (O, G)
Anglo-Irish Writing and the Irish Eighteenth Century (O, G)
James Joyce Seminar (2Y, G)
Finnegans Wake (O, G)
Topics in Irish Literature (2Y, G)
Topics in Irish Diaspora Literature (2Y, G) Contemporary Irish Poets (2Y, G)
IRISH AND IRISH IMMIGRATION STUDIES AT SIU
As a teaching and research institution, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale has many resources that allow for focused, multidisciplinary study of Ireland and the world-wide dispersal of Irish immigrants on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. There are interest and expertise in Irish and Immigration Studies in many departments, among them English, History, Anthropology, Theater, Sociology, Speech Communication, Psychology, and Library Affairs. There is commitment here to the development of course and programs in areas such as Irish studies that cross disciplinary boundaries and combine fields. Finally, there are significant resources for research available on campus.
Morris Library, located at SIU Carbondale, has unique and impressive Irish Studies holdings, which include the John V. Kelleher Irish Studies Library, the Croessman Collection of James Joyce, the Lennox Robinson Collection, the Brian O'Nolan [Flann O'Brien] Collection, the Katharine Tynan Hinkson Collection, the Francis Stuart Papers, the Mary Lavin Papers, the Sherman Theatre Collection of American melodrama, and valuable manuscript collections of William Butler Yeats, Lady Augusta Gregory, Sean O'Casey, Liam O'Flaherty, John Mantague, Jack Conroy, and others. The strength of the library holdings are in James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, and the Abbey Theatre, although many other Irish artists are well represented. As a rule, strong manuscript holdings of authors are backed by nearly definitive collections of their printed works. Since the 1960s, Special Collections has consistently added to its holdings, while the general library has kept pace with both Irish history and literature, with basic holdings in these areas representative of a fine research library.
THE GRADUATE PROGRAM:
The Graduate Program in Irish and Irish Immigration Studies at SIUC is expanding, yet retains an atmosphere of intimacy and personalized attention from instructors. There is an active student organization, The Irish Studies Forum, which meets regularly on an informal basis to discuss topics in Irish and Irish Immigration Studies as well as the members' own projects. In March 1999, SIUC will be the site of the 11th Graduate Irish Studies Conference. Over the past several years, SIUC has hosted many meetings, including both regional and national conferences of the American Conference for Irish Studies, "A Celebration of Irish/American Music," and "New Perspectives on the Irish Diaspora."
Each year, the Irish Studies Program sponsors readings and visits from prominent writers and scholars in Irish and Irish Immigrant Studies. In recent years, the speakers have included, among others, Nuala Ni Dhomnhaill, Paul Muldoon, Eavan Boland, William Kennedy, Michael Longley, Andrew Carpenter, Thomas Kilroy, Richard Kearney, Gearoid Denvir, and Elizabeth Cullinan. In 1998-99, the speakers will include Seamus Heaney and Ciaran Carson.
EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GALWAY:
SIUC also offers and exchange program with University College, Galway to encourage student exchange on the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students enrolled at SIUC have the opportunity to undertake at University College, Galway both formal course work, and, especially on the graduate level, independent reading and research projects. Enrollments, housing, collection of fees, and awarding of credits are facilitated by faculty and staff involved in Irish Studies at both universities. Each year, semester-long stipends are awarded to graduate students from both universities to enable them to spend a full five months on research and study.
Charles Fanning, Director of Irish and Irish Immigration Studies, c/o Department of English, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL 62901 phone: (618) 453-6851; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org fax: 618-453-6889. Website: http://www.lib.siu.edu/projects/irish/
Richard Peterson, Department of English
Michael Molino, Department of English
Bryan Kelso Crow, Department of Speech Communication David Koch, Morris Library
Shelley Cox, Morris Library
Ireland from Colony to Nation State (2Y, U/G)Additional information:
The Irish Diaspora in America (2Y, U/G)
Senior Colloquium: The Great Famine in Irish History (O, U/G)
Ireland: 1800 to the Present (2Y, G)
Research Seminar: Modern Ireland (O, G)
Janet Nolan, History
Lyceum Seminars in Irish Studies.Contact:
The Irish Influence on American Catholicism
James Joyce's Ulysses
Recent seminars and programs:
Celtic Script and Decoration
Ancient and Modern Celts: Contexts and Controversies
Comic Genius: The Life and Writings of Flann O'Brien
Digging up Your Irish Roots
A Celebration of James Joyce with Celtic Music, Song and Theater
Contact:Irish History (2Y)Literature:
The Cultural History of the Celtic Peoples (2Y)Irish LiteratureAnthropology:Prehistoric Europe (includes Ireland)
L388, Studies in Irish Literature and Culture (O, U/G)Contact:
CLIR 101: Beginning Irish I (Y, U/G)Additional information:
CLIR 102: Beginning Irish II (Y, U/G)
CLIR 103: Intermediate Irish (Y, U/G)
CLIR 301: The Irish in Their Own Words: 17th-18th Century (Y, U/G)
ENGL 372A: Literature in a Divided Ireland (O, U/G)
ENGL 470G: Irish and Scottish Literature: 1782-1820 (O, U/G)
ENGL 470I: W. B. Yeats and the Irish Literary Renaissance (O, U/G)
ENGL 471C: Politics and Revival: Irish Lit. 1890-1930 (O, U/G)
ENGL 478C: Beckett and Irish Drama (O, U/G)
ENGL 559: Burke and the Idea of Revolution, 1790-1797 (O, U/G)
ENGL 577A: Anglo-Irish Gothic (O, U/G)
ANTH 460: Urban Images: Dublin and Chicago (O, U/G)
LLRO 551: Dialogues Across the Channel: French, English, and Irish Women Writers (17th-19th Century) (O, U/G)
GOVT 451: Northern Ireland: Historical Roots (O, U/G)
GOVT 452: Women in Politics (O, U/G)
GOVT 492: Politics of Identity: Ireland 1800-1939 (O, U/G)
GOVT 505: Northern Ireland/Comparative Perspective (O, U/G)
HIST 235: Irish American Experience (O, U/G)
HIST 317: Medicine, Literature & Culture in 18th-19th C. Ireland (O, U/G)
HIST 326: Irish History I (Y, U/G)
HIST 327: Irish History II (Y, U/G)
HIST 333/333A: British History, 1660-1832 (Y, U/G)
HIST 495: Ireland in the Age of Revolution (Y, U/G)
The Keough Institute of Irish Studies
The University of Notre Dame announces a new Graduate Program in Irish Studies, through the Donald and Marilyn Keough Institute of Irish Studies, and the graduate departments of English and History. Given its various links with Ireland and with Irish America, it is certainly appropriate that Notre Dame offer a major program in Irish Studies.
There are other, independent reasons to offer such a program. Ireland has an extraordinary tradition in literature (in both English and Irish languages), a unique historical position in relation to British and European historical development, and an influence, disproportionate to its size, on the history of the United States. A knowledge of Ireland's history is necessary for an understanding of British history since the 17th century. Ireland's medieval culture is integral to an understanding of medieval and pre-medieval Europe.
The Graduate Program:
The Graduate Program in Irish Studies is small enough that students receive individual attention, yet large enough to serve a variety of student interests. Graduate students can explore Irish Studies through a PhD in English or in History. Students in both PhD tracks are encouraged to study the Irish language, which is offered on a regular semesterly basis. In addition, there are funded opportunities to study Irish abroad through a joint program with the University of Galway.
The Keough Institute of Irish Studies also supports a variety of speakers and major events, including a meeting on the Great Irish Rebellion of 1798 and a Dublin conference on the northern crisis, "Pathways to Settlement: Prospects for Peace." A recent conference, "Irish: History and Narrative," brought to campus Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and other major speakers, including Declan Kiberd, author of Inventing Ireland: Literature of the Modern Nation.
Other recent lecturers have included historian Brendan Bradshaw, initiator of the recent debate over revisionism in Ireland, Irish film critic Luke Gibbons, cultural studies scholar David Lloyd, and literary critics Clair Willis and Terry Eagleton. John Hume, a major contributor to on-going peace efforts in Northern Ireland, was another recent speaker. Visiting professors have included Kevin Whelan and Margaret O'Callaghan.
Future plans for the Irish Studies program include the institution of a study abroad program in Dublin in 1998. In this program, Notre Dame students would attend classes with students from University College Dublin and Trinity College.
Seamus Deane: Keough Chair of Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame, Keough Institute of Irish Studies, Department of English, 356 O'Shaughnessy Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Christopher Fox: University of Notre Dame, Keough Institute of IrishStudies, Department of English, 356 O'Shaughnessy Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Peter McQuillan: Assistant Professor of Irish Language, University of Notre Dame, Department of Classics, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Margaret O'Callaghan: O'Donnell Visiting Professor, University of Notre Dame, Department of Government, Notre Dame, IN 46556
James Smyth: Associate Professor of Irish History, University of Notre Dame, Department of History, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Kevin Whelan: Director, Dublin Studies Center, c/o University of Notre Dame, Keough Institute of Irish Studies, Department of English, 356 O'Shaughnessy Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556
U (100- to 400-level):
*Open topics courses may be taught in Irish subjects--e.g., Major Authors:..., Contemporary Authors:..., The Literature of.... (2Y)U/G (500- and 600-level):
*Students may do a directed study (English 495) in some aspect of Irish literature. (O)
English 530: Irish culture (2Y)G (700- to 900-level):
*English 590: Studies in 20th-century Irish literature (O)
English 664: The Age of Yeats and Joyce. Study of the Irish Literary Renaissance, 1880-1920, with emphasis on major poems, plays, and novels by several authors. (2Y)
*Upper-level open topics courses may focus on Irish subjects. (2Y)
*Graduate-level open topics courses may focus on Irish subjects. (2Y)History:
*History 510 Topics in-- (U) : Includes Topics in Celtic CulturesHumanities:
Topics in Irish History
Hist 539 Britain and Ireland to 1200 (UY, 2Y)
Hist 544 Britain and Ireland, 1200-1500 (UY, 2Y)
**Hist 541 British History, 1500-1660 (U, Y)
*Hist 801 Colloquium in Medieval History (Y)
*Hist 919 Seminar in Medieval History (Y)
Anthropology 511/History of Art 511 The Celts (U, Y)
Students may do a thesis (Humanities 424) in some aspect of Irish literature. (U)Additional information:
*HWC 530: Study of a Culture: Ireland. (U/G, 2Y)
Kathryn Conrad, Dept. of English: email@example.com
James Joyce (3Y, U)Additional information:
The Anglo-Irish Literary Revival (3Y, U)
Yeats and Modern Irish Poetry (2Y, G)
Yeats and His Circle (2Y, G)
Contemporary Irish Poetry (3Y, U)
Jonathan Allison, English Department (606-257-6961) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglo-Irish Lit. (2Y, U/G)Additional information:
Ind. Study in Irish Lit. (2Y, G)
James Joyce Seminar (2Y, G)
Grad. Ind. Study in Irish Lit. (O, G)
Herb Fackler, English
John Greene, English (specialty in 18th-cent. Irish stage)
Nicole Greene (working on Somerville and Ross)
Modern Irish Literature (2Y, U)Contact:
Irish Thought and Culture (O, U)
Irish Literature (Y, U)Contact:
Ireland: Landscape and Literature (Summer Literary Tour of Ireland)
GHUM 341: Studies in Irish Culture (U)Contact:
Irish Studies 301 Contemporary Northern Ireland I
Irish Studies 302 Contemporary Northern Ireland II
Core C110 Cultural History Traits of the Irish Peasantry: Community and Culture in Pre-Famine Ireland
English 391 James Joyce
English 392 William Butler Yeats
English 414 Early Irish Literature (6th-18th c.)
English 415 Irish Literature (19th-20th c.)
English L377/AmSt L377 Irish-American Literature and Culture
English 419 Recent Irish Writing
English 425 Irish Short Story
English 427 Modern Irish Novel
*English 478, 479 Independent Study I & II
*History C230 Nationalism in the Modern World
*History 322 Britain and the Empire Since 1850
History 339 Irish History, 1688 to Present
*History 395 History of Boston
*AmSt 303 Charlestown: The Historical Study of an Old Neighborhood
*AmSt 305 Aliens & Anglo-Saxons: The Immigrant in American Society, 1880-1924
*AmSt 390 The Kennedys of Boston
The Irish Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts-Boston is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to provide students with the opportunity to study Irish and Irish-American culture, primarily through literature and history. Course offerings cover major aspects of Irish culture from ancient times to the present.
A two-course sequence, Early Irish Literature and Irish Literature, provides students with an overview of Irish literature and the society that produced it from the 6th century to the middle of the 20th century. Study of Irish history from the 17th century to the present links old Ireland and new. Study of the development of Ireland in the 20th century focuses on the social and political upheaval surrounding the uprising of 1916, partition, civil war, the gradual emergence of an independent Irish Republic and the ongoing political turbulence centered in Northern Ireland. Courses on James Joyce and William Butler Yeats focus on the contributions to world literature of Ireland's two most noted writers. Courses on the Irish Short Story and the Modern Irish Novel explore the mastery of particular literary forms by Irish writers. Study of recent Irish writing examines the continuing literary achievement in Ireland, both in Northern Ireland and in the Republic. Study of the Irish presence in America explores the contribution of this major immigrant group to the literature, the politics, and the culture of the United States. Special topics courses offered occasionally - on Irish drama, on Irish poetry, on Irish women writers - provide additional opportunity for students to investigate evolving artistic, social, and cultural concerns of the Irish people.
Requirements and Recommendations
Six courses are required for completion of the Irish Studies Program. Students are strongly urged to plan their course of studies in consultation with the Director of the program to ensure a broad exposure to the field of Irish Studies.
Thomas O'Grady, Director, Irish Studies c/o English Department; Tel.: 617-287-6752 email: email@example.com; website: http://omega.cc.umb.edu/~irish/home.htm
Irish Literature (2Y, U)Contact:
EN094 Introduction to Modern Irish II. (Y, U)For further courses, see the BC Irish Studies Web site: www.bc.edu/irish
EN097 Continuing Modern Irish. (2Y, U/G)
EN098 Continuing Modern Irish II. (Y, U)
EN309 James Joyce. (2Y, U/G)
EN486 The Drama Of Ethnic Renaissance: Theater and Society in Early Twentieth Century Dublin and Harlem. (2Y/G)
EN501 Ireland: The Colonial Context. (O, U)
EN511/HS439 Images of Irish Independence. (2Y, U/G).
EN704 Cailleach Bhearra and Her Manifestations. (O, U/G)
EN774 Modern Irish Drama. (Y, U/G)
EN814 Modern Irish Poetry. (2Y, U/G)
FA325 Treasures of Medieval Ireland: The Books of Kells, Durrow and Armagh. (O, U/G)
HS196 19th Century Ireland, A Political and Social History. (Y, U/G)
HS300 The Study and Writing of History: The Easter Rising of 1916. (O, U)
HS345 20th Century Ireland. (Y, U/G)
HS654 Irish Women Emigrants: The Irish and American Context. (O, U/G)
HS688 Colloquium: Ireland and the French Revolution. (O, U/G)
HS843 Colloquium: Modern Irish History.(O, U/G)
MU073 Irish Dancing. (Y, U)
MU078 Traditional Irish Fiddle. (Y, U)
MU087 Tin Whistle. (Y, U)
MU330 Introduction to Irish Folk Music. (Y, U/G)
SL253 The Celtic Heroic Age: Word and Image. (2Y, U/G).
SL 343 Old Irish. (2Y, U/G)
Irish Studies Minor
Boston College Irish Studies courses are open to all Boston College students. Undergraduates may take Irish Studies as an interdisciplinary minor by completing six Irish Studies courses either at Boston College or its programs in Ireland. These Irish Studies courses may be taken in the departments of History, English, Music and Fine Arts.
The Irish Studies Program has also developed a wide ranging and very successful graduate programs with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Students may obtain a MA in Irish National Studies; an MA in Irish Literature and Culture; a Ph.D. with a major field in Irish History; and a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Irish Literature.
The Irish Studies Program also enables students to sample the cultural, social and intellectual life of Ireland through exchange programs with University College, Cork; University College, Galway; Queens University, Belfast and Trinity College, Dublin. Irish Studies also offers students the option of attending a six week summer program at the internationally renowned Abbey Theater in Dublin. This innovative workshop allows students to attend lectures by Irish playwrights, actors and artistic directors and gain an invaluable understanding of Irish drama.
The Irish Language
Boston College offers full-year courses in beginning and intermediate Irish. Students may use the course to fulfill the university's modern language requirement. All graduate students pursuing the MA in Irish literature and culture through the English department must take two years of Irish. Those who wish to continue the study of the language beyond the third year may do so by arrangement through the course "Advanced Readings in Modern Irish". The Boston College libraries have extensive holdings in the Irish language. The recent acquisition of the papers of Flann O'Brien and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, by the Burns Library, have strengthened the Irish language collection at Boston College.
Irish Studies Monthly Colloquium
Irish Studies faculty and students meet on a monthly basis to present papers and discuss recent research projects. These meetings enable graduate students and faculty to discuss their writing and research withan interested and informed audience. Through discussion and debate guidance and support can be provided that benefits participants. Importantly these monthly colloquia enhance a sense of community within the program.
Irish Studies Web Site
Irish Studies Lecture Series, Spring Colloquiumand information on the annual Gaelic Roots Music and Dance Summer Schooland Festival Week is available on the world wide web. Please see our website for up to date information on lectures, concerts, exhibits, poetryreading and other events offered throughout the year.
Burns Library Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies
Each academic year, Burns Library welcomes a distinguished scholar, writer or artist who has made significant contributions to Irish cultural andintellectual life. The Burns Library Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies uses the library's Irish collection for his or her own research, andteaches one Irish Studies course and delivers two public lectures per semester. The presence of a Burns scholar at Boston College over the pastfive years has enhanced the intellectual life of the university and proveda tremendous asset to Irish Studies.
Associate Professor Kevin O'Neill, Co-Director, Irish Studies, Dept of History.
Irish Studies Faculty:
Professor Kristin Morrison,
Department of English.
Associate Professor Philip O'Leary, Department of English.
Associate Director, Irish Studies & Adj. Asst. Prof., Robert Savage.
Director Of Irish Studies Music Programs, Seamus Connolly
Nancy Netzer, Associate Professor Fine Art Dept. and Director of the Boston College McMullen Museum of Art.
Guest faculty of the Irish Studies Program:
Pamela Berger, Department of
Phil Coulter; Adjunct faculty, Boston College.
Mary E. Daly; University College, Dublin.
Gearoid Denvir; University College Galway.
Marianne Elliot, University of Liverpool.
John E. Ellis, Adjunct faculty, Boston College.
Liam de Paor; University College, Dublin.
Professor Garett FitzGerald; Chancellor, National University of Ireland.
Dr. Ruth-Ann Harris; Adjunct faculty, Boston College.
John Horgan; Dublin City University.
John Hume M.P., M.E.P.; Adjunct faculty, Boston College.
Prof. John Koch; Adjunct faculty, Boston College.
Laurel Martin, Adjunct faculty, Boston College.
John A. Murphy; University College, Cork.
Meabh Ni Fuartain, Brown University.
Katherine Nahum, Department of Fine Arts.
Gearoid O Crualaoich, University College, Cork.
Micheal O'Sullivan, University of Limerick.
James Smith, Adjunct faculty, Boston College.
Michael Smith, Adjunct faculty, Boston College.
YU English and Irish DramaAdditional information:
YU Irish Literqary Renaissance
YU Contemporary Irish Writing
YU Modern Irish Novel
YU The Irish American Experience
YU Ireland: From Colony to Nation-State
YU Physical Geography of Ireland
YU Examining Modern Ireland Through Government Documents
YU Irish Politics
YU Internship in Irish Studies
YU Directed Study: Selected Topics
The Director of Irish Studies is Richard B. Finnegan, phone 508 565 1135; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Modern Irish Literature (O, U)Additional information:
Susan Staves (781)736-2130; http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/english/eng.html
English 317: Irish Literature (Y/U)
Introduction to Irish Literature
Modern Irish Literary Renaissance
English 862: Yeats, Joyce, and Ireland (2Y/G)
Irish Literature since the Famine (2Y, U)Additional information:
W. B. Yeats (2Y, U)
James Joyce (2Y, U)
The Artistic Imagination of Irish History (O, U)
Ireland, Prehistory to 1691 (Y, U)
Ireland, 1690 to the Present (Y, U/G)
Directed Readings: History of the Irish Republican Tradition
Directed Readings: Irish History (Y, U/G)
Directed Research: Modern Irish History(Y, U/G)
History of Scotland, 1690 to the Present (2Y, U)
Sean Farrell Moran, History (248) 370-3510
Margaret Pigott, Study Abroad
Modern Irish (English 5852-3-4) (O, U/G)Additional information/Contact:
Gaelic Ireland: Literature and Culture (English 3910) (O, U)
Folklore (English 5481-2-3) (Y, U/G)
Irish History (Y, U/G)
Archaeology of Northern Europe (Anthropology 5178--has strong Irish component) (Y, U/G)
Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe (Anthro 3371/5120) (Y, U/G)
Faculty with interests in Irish studies include:
Anthropology: Guy Gibbon (archaeology of Britain and Ireland)
Peter Wells (archaeology of northern Europe)
English: Ellen Stekert (Folklore)
History: Josef L Altholz
Linguistics: Nancy Stenson (Modern Irish and other Celtic languages) Institute of Linguistics and Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, 190 Klaeber Court, 320 SE 16th Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55455; (612) 624-2529; email: email@example.com
ENGLISH 270 Ireland Into Film
ENGLISH 325 Contemporary Irish Poetry
ENGLISH 390/590 Major Figures: Seamus Heaney
ENGLISH 390/590 Major Figures: W. B. Yeats
ENGLISH 643 Contemporary Irish Writing
ENGLISH 390/690 James Joyce
ENGLISH 390/590 Poetry of Seamus Heaney and Eavan Boland
ENGLISH 515 Contemporary Irish Drama
HISTORY 298 Introduction to Modern Irish History
IRGA 297 Gaeilge 1: Introduction to Irish
IRGA 298 Gaeilge 2
THEOLOGY 374 Ireland: Understanding Celtic Christian Spirituality
Other courses in which a student will find a large Irish component, or could readily pursue an Irish research project, include
HISTORY 310 Medieval Europe, 1050-1350Additional information:
HISTORY 318 Nineteenth Century Europe
HISTORY 320 Europe Since 1914
HISTORY 342 Modern Britain Since 1688
HISTORY 366 The Catholic Church in the United States
ART HISTORY 330 Early Medieval Art
JUSTICE AND PEACE STUDIES 250 Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies
POLITICAL SCIENCE 350 Comparative European Government and Politics
SOCIOLOGY 251 Race and Ethnicity
James Rogers and/or Thomas Dillon Redshaw, Center for Irish Studies, University of St. Thomas Mail # 5008, 2115 Summit Avenue St. Paul MN 55105-1096; phone (651) 962-5662, fax (651) 962-5662; E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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