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Evening Lecture Series 2016: English Literature

This course will provide an introduction to major authors of poetry, drama and prose through close examination of selected texts, chosen from among those prescribed for the Leaving Certificate. The course will be of special interest to teachers and pupils preparing for the examination but the lectures will be directed towards a more general audience as well.

Course Director 
Dr Clare Clarke

Date, Time, and Place:

There will be ten weekly lectures beginning on Tuesday 11th October 2016 at 7 pm, in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2.

Tuesday 11 October 2016, 7 pm             Shakespeare, Hamlet by Ema Vyroubalova (Lecture Notes Link)

Tuesday 18 October 2016, 7 pm             Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House by Julie Bates (Lecture Notes Link)

Tuesday 25 October 2016, 7 pm             F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby by Stephen Matterson

Tuesday 1 November 2016, 7 pm           Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights by Jane Carroll

Tuesday 8 November 2016, 7 pm           Brian Friel, Translations by Tom Walker

Tuesday 15 November 2016, 7 pm         John Donne, Selected poetry by Mark Sweetnam

Tuesday 22 November 2016, 7 pm         Paul Durcan, selected poetry Philip Coleman

Tuesday 29 November 2016, 7 pm         Sylvia Plath, Selected Poetry by Stephen Matterson

Tuesday 6 December 2016, 7 pm            Jane Austen, Emma by Darryl Jones

Tuesday 13 December 2016, 7 pm          Shakespeare, Hamlet by Ema Vyroubalova (Repeat Lecture)

€50 for the entire series. Individual lectures are €6 each. A special group rate of €5 per lecture will be available to parties of 20 or more attending any one lecture.  Concessionary rates for the full series will be €35 or individual lecture €5 each. Concessionary rates apply to: students, OAPs, unemployed, groups of 20+. Teachers bringing groups of students receive a free Teacher Pass.

How to Apply

Online Application:
Please apply and pay online using this link to Eventbrite: Eventbrite Link

Pay at the Door:
It is possible to pay on the door at the night, however only those who have pre-booked can be guaranteed admission.

Postal Application:
Return this application form with the fee to: English Literature Evening Lectures, Oscar Wilde Centre School of English, Trinity College Dublin the University of Dublin, 21 Westland Row Dublin 2. Cheques/Bank Drafts/Postal Orders should be made payable to TCD No. 1 Account. Please click the following link for the aplication form: Application Form (PDF).

Contact Details:

Ms Sophia Ni Sheoin
Centre Executive Officer
Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
21 Westland Row
Dublin 2
Telephone: 353-1-8962885