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TCD School of English Online Evening Lecture Series 2021

An introduction to major authors of poetry, drama and prose, chosen from among those prescribed for the Leaving Certificate 2021

About this Event

This course, delivered by Trinity School of English staff, 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.


€50 for the entire series. Individual lectures are €5 each. Concessionary rates for the full series will be €40 or individual lecture €4 each. The concessionary rate applies to: students, OAPs, unemployed, groups of 20+; TCD staff and Graduates.

Date, Time and Place

Due to COVID-19, lectures will take place online . Upon registering with Eventbrite, you will be sent a link and password each week which you can use to access the online lecture.


There will be ten weekly lectures beginning on Tuesday 6th October 2020. Lectures will be uploaded at 7pm on Tuesdays. Registration for individual lectures will close at 6pm on the relevant day.

6th October William Shakespeare, King Lear by Prof. Nicholas Grene

13th October William Shakespeare, The Tempest by Dr. Ema Vyroubalova

20th October Jane Austen, Persuasion by Prof. Darryl Jones

27th October Robert Frost by Prof. Stephen Matterson

3rd November Seamus Heaney by Dr. Tom Walker

10th November Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Dr. Clare Clarke

17th November Eavan Boland by Dr. Rosie Lavan

24th November Sylvia Plath by Prof. Stephen Matterson

30th November Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot by Dr. Sam Slote

8th December Elizabeth Bishop by Dr. Philip Coleman


Tickets from Eventbrite:
Please book tickets online using this link to Eventbrite: (Eventbrite Link)

Contact Details:

Ms Sophia Ni Sheoin