Ireland Forever: Visions of the Nation in Irish Literature

Prof. Ann Neelon (More Info)

Ireland Forever: Visions of the Nation in Irish Literature

Program Dates:
May 28 - June 12, 2018

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:

English Language and Literature

Course Description:
Since the Irish Free State gained independence in 1922, leaving six northern counties linked to Britain as Northern Ireland, writers on both sides of the border have negotiated a disrupted dream of their homeland. We will investigate how these writers now define their Irishness. Hint: the answer does not include dyeing any rivers green.

We will visit the homes of William Butler Yeats (Thoor Ballylee) and Lady Augusta Gregory (Coole Parke), the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove, and two Seamus Heaney sites. Come to appreciate Irish literature in your “deep heart's core” (as Yeats would say) in context in Ireland.

Basic writing requirement at student's home university or completion of a literature survey or introduction to literature course.

Physical Activity Requirements:
Students should expect to walk up to 4 miles per day.

Course Highlights:
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