This program takes an in-depth look at Ireland and the literature, culture and history upon which the country is built. Students will see Ireland through the eyes of famous Irish authors. The combination of classroom learning and hands-on excursions allow students to have a fresh and more comprehensive learning experience. The course will consist of author discussions and involve short day trips to places of note in relation to authors, including: James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Frank O’Connor and Michael Hartnett. Students will look deeply into James Joyce and visit historical Martello Tower, the setting for the first chapter of Ulysses and travel to Yeats’ grave and the city of Sligo. Students will also experience a play at the historic Abbey Theater. While Galway and Dublin will serve as the primary homes for this program, travel to other parts of Ireland are a vital component to the program’s curriculum.
Fly to Ireland.On your own or you can pair up with another student from the class. We can start checking into NUI-Glaway on July 11. If you arrive early you will make arrangements to stay in nearby accommodations.
Class at NUI- Galway, We will meet in the classroom 9:30 a.m. to Noon and 2-3 p.m.
Class, 9:30 to noon
Trip to Sligo and visit Yeats’s grave and Memorial. Day trip
Galway classroom, 9:30 to noon and 2-3 p.m. Tour of Medieval Galway
Galway classroom, 9:30 to noon
Galway classroom, 9:30 to noon – Possible date to see Play at Druid Theater, Galway
Galway classroom, 9:30 to noon and 2-3 p.m.
Galway classroom, 9:30 to noon
Trip to Dublin by Train – Check into UC-Dublin – Discuss bus routes, food options, classroom, etc.
Dublin classroom, 9:30 to noon and 2-3 p.m.
Dublin classroom, 9:30 to noon
Trip to Sandycove – Martello/Joyce Tower
Dublin classroom, 9:30 to noon, Dublin Joyce Centre, Walking Tours, National Library
Dublin classroom, 9:30 to noon, National Galley
Dublin classroom, 9:30 to noon, and 2-3 p.m. – Literary Walking Tour at Night.
Dublin classroom, 9:30 to noon and day trips. Possible date for play at Abbey Theater.
Possible date for play at Abbey Theater.
Dublin classroom, 9:30 to noon – discuss and final wrap up.
Leave Ireland. We will be booked at UC-Dublin until August 9. If you want to stay longer you will need to make arrangements to stay in local accommodation.
Meet in Milwaukee at MU in classroom, 10 to noon to discuss papers and assignments, final reflections, questions.
Final papers/projects due to Dr. Farrell by noon.
Students will participate in a comprehensive orientation at Marquette prior to departure on Friday, April 1st from 5-7:30 p.m.
Students will have the option to register for ENGL 2951 (equivalent to ENG 2000: Literature, History and Culture, which fulfills a core course requirement and is recommended for non-English majors); or ENGL 4951 (equivalent to ENG 4513: Irish Literature, which is designed for English majors). Both classes will involve similar readings; however, as an upper division course, students in ENG 4513 will be asked to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the authors and works and deliver more in-depth versions of papers, presentation and assignments. The program will be led by Dr. Tyler Farrell, visiting assistant professor of English.
This lecture and discussion based course will focus on Irish literature, history and culture and examine common themes that can be seen through some of Ireland’s best and most prominent writers. Students will read Irish writers of the 20th century, reflecting on how they portray the Irish in fiction, short stories and poetry. Students will examine how the authors use their native land and its inhabitants to inform their writing and how they use of place to create a certain mood and overarching moral for their work. Readings will be assigned with ample class time to discuss themes, motifs, symbolism, ideas, etc.
Students will stay in on-campus apartments at the National University of Ireland-Galway and University College Dublin.
Dublin-Visiting Dublin is like taking a great big breath of fresh air. Always invigorating, this Viking city is at once modern and historic, exciting and relaxing.Dublin is now a truly cosmopolitan capital, with an influx of people, energy and ideas infusing the ever-beguiling, multi-layered city with fresh flavors and kaleidoscopic colors.
Galway-Steeped in history, for sure, but the city buzzes with a contemporary and cultured vibe as students make up a quarter of the population. Remnants of the medieval town walls lie between shops selling Aran sweaters, handcrafted Claddagh rings and stacks of second-hand and new books. Bridges arch over the salmon-stuffed River Corrib, and a long promenade leads to the seaside suburb of Salthill, on Galway Bay, the source of the area's famous oysters.Galway is often referred to as the 'most Irish' of Ireland's cities, it's the only one where you're likely to hear Irish spoken in the streets, shops and pubs.