Literary Dublin: A Journey with Ireland’s Greatest Writers - Dublin

Available in: Dublin

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Course Description

Dublin, UNESCO City of Literature, is the ideal destination in Europe to engage with some of the major figures of modern European literature. Set in its historic Georgian center, the works of key Irish writers such as Joyce, Beckett, and Oscar Wilde can only really be fully appreciated by exploring the city in the company of a knowledgeable guide.

The course will demonstrate how important a good knowledge of Dublin is to fully appreciate key literary works in Irish literature. Participants will spend an hour or two each day reading and analyzing specific sections of cores text. Later in the day, they will then explore the particular part of Dublin where the texts were set. By being able to actually walk around the streets where some of the action takes place and visiting the key places mentioned in the texts, they will develop a much greater appreciation of the writing.

Through the course, the participants will also acquire a greater understanding of how the city of Dublin plays a key role in the selected texts. Irish writers, like Joyce and Beckett, exploited the very specific idioms used in the city of Dublin mainly for comic effect. A lot of the comedy of their work is lost on many readers who are not familiar with the highly specific sense of idiom that is particular to Dubliners.

The course has a very practical element to it. The careful and rigorous explanations of the Guide, supported by the use of maps and coupled with a comprehensive engagement with local historical anecdotes, will bring the participants to an appreciation of very specific nuances of language, and a much greater understanding of the texts. An appreciation of the historical context will also help participants make some of the most challenging prose fiction written in the English language — such as Ulysses by James Joyce and the prose fiction of Samuel Beckett, which are often perceived as too intimidating and intellectual — more accessible.

By the end of the course, participants will have a much richer understanding of the history and geography of Dublin, of its culture and literary history, as well as of what Irish modernism brought to the world. Understanding better Dublin and the works of its most famous literary figures will also give the participants a greater appreciation of what it actually means to be a European.

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Komende sessies

31.01.2022 > 05.02.2022
14.02.2022 > 19.02.2022
14.03.2022 > 19.03.2022
11.04.2022 > 16.04.2022
09.05.2022 > 14.05.2022
30.05.2022 > 04.06.2022
13.06.2022 > 18.06.2022
25.07.2022 > 30.07.2022
08.08.2022 > 13.08.2022
29.08.2022 > 03.09.2022
12.09.2022 > 17.09.2022
10.10.2022 > 15.10.2022
31.10.2022 > 05.11.2022
14.11.2022 > 19.11.2022
12.12.2022 > 17.12.2022
09.01.2023 > 14.01.2023
30.01.2023 > 04.02.2023
13.02.2023 > 18.02.2023
13.03.2023 > 18.03.2023
10.04.2023 > 15.04.2023
08.05.2023 > 13.05.2023
29.05.2023 > 03.06.2023
12.06.2023 > 17.06.2023
10.07.2023 > 15.07.2023
31.07.2023 > 05.08.2023
14.08.2023 > 19.08.2023
11.09.2023 > 16.09.2023
09.10.2023 > 14.10.2023
30.10.2023 > 04.11.2023
13.11.2023 > 18.11.2023
11.12.2023 > 16.12.2023

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