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Evening Lecture Series 2017: English Literature

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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 Pádraic Whyte

Date: There will be ten weekly lectures beginning on Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Time: All lectures take place from 7 pm to 8 pm
Venue: All lectures take place in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Tuesday 10 October 2017           Shakespeare, King Lear by Ema Vyroubalova - Click Here To Download Presentation

Tuesday 17 October 2017           F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby by Stephen Matterson

Tuesday 24 October 2017           Eavan Boland, Selected Poetry by Rosie Lavan - Click Here To Download Presentation

Tuesday 31 October 2017           Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights by Jane Carroll

Tuesday 7 November 2017        Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House by Julie Bates Click Here To Download Presentation

Tuesday 14 November 2017      John Keats, Selected Poetry by Tom Walker

Tuesday 21 November 2017      George Orwell, 1984 by Mark Sweetnam Click Here To Download Presentation

Tuesday 28 November 2017      Robert Frost, Selected Poetry by Stephen Matterson

Tuesday 5 December 2017         Paul Durcan, Selected Poetry by Philip Coleman Click Here To Download Presentation

Tuesday 12 December 2017       Shakespeare, King Lear by Ema Vyroubalova (Repeat Lecture)

€60 for the entire series. Individual lectures are €7 each. Concessionary rates for the full series will be €45 or individual lecture €6 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 purchased tickets 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 application 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