IS 1112 Introductory Irish Language II - Vicky Brady
This is the second part of a two-semester beginners course in the Irish language. In this module, students and tutor will work collaboratively to build on the elementary skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing that were developed in the first semester and to deepen the students' knowledge of Irish culture. Students should have completed IS1111 or similar.
Section 001 MWF 1:30-2:20pm, TH 4-5:15pm
Section 002 MWF 9:30-10:20am, TH 8:30-9:45am
IS 1121-001 Intermediate Irish Language I
MW 3:00-4:15PM - Vicky Brady
During this course grammar and vocabulary in the Irish language will be reviewed, using a mixture of techniques such as recitations, readings and oral drills. This course will also include supplementary cultural study. Prerequisites: IS1112
ENG 2490-H01 Irish Literature: Others' Words
TR 10:00-11:00AM - Owen McCaffery, Heimbold Chair
In the Words of Others: the Craft of Irish Literature -- This course will be led by visiting Heimbold Chair, Northern Irish and Abbey Theatre playwright, Owen McCafferty. The class will look at the lives and stories of ordinary people, not the great and the good, but (for want of a better phrase) regular people, better still if these characters exist on the periphery. The class will examine novels, plays, and films from Ireland and further afield, and focus on the craft of the work and the techniques the author used. Each literary work will be covered in three seminars—the first two will explore the content and the third will ask questions about the craft of the piece. For example, how does a vital passage/scene influence everything around it? And, what is left if the dialogue is removed from a play, and we read the story only by the stage directions? What do we learn from what we consider to be bad writing? The novels to be read include I Could Read The Sky (co-written by novelist Timothy O’Grady and photographer Steve Pyke ), Summer in Baden-Baden (Leonid Tsypkin), and The Good Son (Paul McVeigh). The course also will examine work written by McCafferty from the inside out, that is from a craft perspective, and explore themes that interest the Belfast playwright.
HUM 2900-003 - Religion and Nation in Modern Irish Literature
TR 2:30-3:45PM - James M. Wilson
From W.B. Yeats onward, Irish writers have explored a distinctly modern problem. What did it mean to be Irish? A connection to native soil and ancient folkways? Or to the enduring sacramental vision of the Catholic Church? We shall read the works of Yeats, Joyce, Bowen, Corkery, and Denis Devlin to see how they deploy the ingenious complexity of modern art to answer and trouble these questions with force and beauty.
HISTORY 3200-001 Medieval Britain and Ireland
TR 2:30-3:45PM - Rebecca Winer
This course explores the British Isles and Celtic world from around 400 to 1200 A.D. Through tackling historical questions and close-reading primary sources we will analyze the role of the Church, the achievements of extraordinary kings, brehon lawyers, chroniclers, saints, poets, and women in these societies. We will seek to bring the everyday lives and enduring ideals of these medieval people to life. By contrasting the rise of centralized monarchy in England to enduring smaller kingships in Ireland and comparing legal systems; we will gain an appreciation of the institutional achievements of these different cultures. Focusing on the spiritual debt owed by the English to the Irish, as well as the disintegration of relations with the arrival of the Normans after their conquest of England in 1066, we will strive for a nuanced overall understanding of the differences between the peoples of this region.
SAR 3031-001 Irish Illumination of the Golden Age (6-8th C)
W 6:10-8:50PM - Susan vonMedicus and Tina Bizzaro
This course will be co-taught by Art History professor Dr. Tina Bizzarro and Studio Art Instructor Susan Kelly vonMedicus, teaching the history, materials and techniques of the great manuscripts of Ireland. With hands on art-making alongside the study of history, students will make their own illuminated pages. interdisciplinary between Irish Studies, Art History and Studio Art, this course was developed by these teachers under a grant from the America Ireland Fund at the Proncess Grace Irish Library in Monaco.