Representing Ireland - Literature and Film

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Representing Ireland - Literature and Film

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Celtic Studies, Film Studies, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This course cannot be taken at the same time as SU 406 Negotiating Identity: Irish Traditional Music and Dance

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    The aim of this course is to analyze the varied ways in which 'Ireland' and 'Irishness' have been represented in a range of English-language media, including fiction, poetry, drama and film. The course will be structured around particular themes such as the representation of 'The West', the contrast between city and country, the politics of theatre, gender identity, and the meaning of Irish nationality. We will be reading works by Irish writers such as W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Augusta Gregory, J.M. Synge, Liam O'Flaherty, Brian Friel, Eavan Boland and Patrick McCabe. We will also view and discuss a number of films from both American and Irish filmmakers. The course may include a visit to Yeats' 'Thoor Ballylee' and Lady Gregory's Coole Park estate in south County Galway.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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