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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

How to apply

Apply to: Ms Sophia Ní Sheoin, Centre Executive Officer, Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, School of English, 21 Westland Row, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland. Phone: 01-8962885, email: AApplication forms will be available for download in September 2016 from the Oscar Wilde website:


€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. Cheques/Bank Drafts/Postal Orders should be made payable to TCD No. 1 Account. It is possible to pay on the door at the night, however only those who have pre-booked can be guaranteed admission.

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.