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Evening Lecture Series 2018: 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 Julie Bates

Date: There will be ten weekly lectures beginning on Tuesday, 2 October 2018
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

02 October 2018   Shakespeare, Hamlet by Mark Sweetnam Click Here To Download Presentation

09 October 2018   William Wordsworth by Clare Clarke Click Here To Download Presentation 

16 October 2018   Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale by Ailise Bulfin Click Here To Download Presentation     

06 November 2018   Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin by Tom Walker Click Here To Download Presentation

13 November 2018   Jane Austen, Persuasion by Darryl Jones  Click Here To Download Presentation

20 November 2018   Adrienne Rich by Stephen Matterson

27 November 2018   Robert Frost by Stephen Matterson 

04 December 2018  Marina Carr, By The Bog of Cats by Julie Bates Click Here To Download Presentation

11 December 2018  Eavan Boland by Rosie Lavan 

18 December 2018   Shakespeare, Hamlet by Mark Sweetnam (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+; TCD staff and Graduates, 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: (Form Link).

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