Popular Cultures in Ireland1800-1950

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Popular Cultures in Ireland1800-1950

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    History, Irish Culture, Popular Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to examine the recreations, sports, customs, rituals, and entertainments of ordinary people in Ireland between 1800 and 1950. Students will develop knowledge of the ways people lived and insight into how they understood and represented their world, what constituted the fabric of their everyday lives, how this differed between groups, and how this changed over time. They will interrogate the manner in which aspects of popular culture became sites of contest, including sites of resistance and control. By engaging with popular cultures the module will offer alternative avenues of understanding the history of this period, emphasising the inter-disciplinary tendencies within the study of popular cultures. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate a knowledge of and capacity to define key concepts associated with 'popular culture', and an understanding of the origins and development of the academic study of popular cultures.
    2. Identify and analyse manifestations of Irish popular cultures during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
    3. Apply knowledge of international trends in the study of popular cultures to the study of Irish culture.
    4. Argue and reference a point of view on aspects of Irish popular cultures, supported by the relevant academic sources.
    5. Exhibit an intellectual approach which comprehends diversity and complexity.