Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Trinity Menu Trinity Search

Evening Lecture Series 2019: English Literature

lecture series banner

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, see dates below.
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

08 October 2019                Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House by Julie Bates 
15 October 2019                Emily Dickinson by Stephen Matterson            
22 October 2019                Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin by Tom Walker 
29 October 2019                Shakespeare, Hamlet by Mark Sweetnam 
12 November 2019           John Crowley, Brooklyn by Nicholas Grene  
19 November 2019           Robert Frost by Stephen Matterson 
26 November 2019           Jane Austen, Persuasion by Amy Prendergast  
03 December 2019            William Wordsworth by David O’Shaughnessy
10 December 2019            Adrienne Rich by Stephen Matterson
17 December 2019            Shakespeare, The Tempest by Nicholas Grene

€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