The course is structured to allow students to spend a good deal of time in the library. It is conceived as very much a reading course which directs students in various aspects of the field. Reading lists should not be treated as simply lists of set texts but as guides to the individual subject areas.
There are two departments of the University library with significant holdings for literary students:
The Ussher Library (Level 1). This holds a useful collection of basic literary texts that may be borrowed.
The Department of Early Printed Books. Books including many works by contemporary Irish writers held in this section must be consulted in this reading room, and may not be borrowed.
Many volumes, not included in the Ussher Library, are stored in stacks elsewhere which will need to be requested. These may mostly be found in the library's online catalogue and in many cases may be ordered online.
It is important to get to know the various catalogues and computer files. Library tours are arranged in the first week of Michaelmas Term.
Borrowing: Students on this course have postgraduate borrowing rights (10 books at a time). Check the exact entitlements with the Library.
Computers in the Oscar Wilde Centre are for the use solely for students registered on the Masters Programmes. Students may also use any of the public-access computers throughout College. For full details, consult Information Systems Services, Áras an Phiarsaigh, College: http://isservices.tcd.ie/
All students must supply (by 5 October 2012) to the Course Administrator a recent photograph and current address, email address and Dublin telephone number.
It is the individual student's responsibility to note announcements relating to the course that are posted on the noticeboard in the Oscar Wilde Centre.
The course timetable is posted on the noticeboard in the Oscar Wilde Centre. Any changes to the schedule will be posted there.
Please inform the Course Administrator of absence due to illness. The College Health Centre is beside the Samuel Beckett Theatre. Students unable to attend the Jonathan William's seminars can telephone him at 01-2803482.
It is the individual student's responsibility to contact the Proctor's Office about the process of graduation. Proctor's Office, House 5, College; phone: 01-8961218.
The College Accommodation Office is in West Chapel, Front Square. There is some College accommodation available in Trinity Hall: for details of how to apply see the website: http://www.tcd.ie/accommodation/StudentsandStaff/ .The Students' Union also provides information about accommodation in Dublin. Please inform the Course Administrator of any change of address and phone number.
Students' Union and Graduate Students' Union
The Students' Union represents all students in College, having five full-time officers (President, Publicity, Education, Welfare, Entertainments). It has two shops on campus.
The Graduate Students Union represents postgraduate students' interests, having representatives on relevant committees and working closely with the Graduate Studies Office. It organises frequent social events aimed specifically at postgraduate students. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org , www.gsu.tcd.ie , email@example.com for more information.
Postgraduate students may use the Graduate Common Room in House 7, Front Square. Keys are distributed by the GSU at the beginning of the year.
Hodges Figgis, Dawson St has been informed of the contents of the course reading lists. For books you wish to buy, please look first in Hodges Figgis.
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