New UCD Courses at the NLI February 2012

Irish War of Independence, 1919 - 1921

Spring HN232
Tutor: Úna Newell 

This course explores the events, impact and legacy of the Irish War of Independence. It discusses key aspects of the political and military campaigns both at a national and a regional level and concludes with an examination of the Anglo-Irish Treaty signed on 6 December 1921. Run in conjunction with the National Library of Ireland, participants have an opportunity to view a wide variety of primary source material relating to this period.

This course will take place in the seminar room of the National Library on Kildare Street

8 Wednesdays Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Mar 7, 14, 21  

10.00am-12.30pm
Fee €175

To book a place, contact UCD Adult Education Centre: 01 7167123.

Email: adult.education@ucd.ie

Web: www.ucd.ie/adulted

Writing Rebellion: Easter 1916

Spring LN247

Tutor Garrett Fagan

This course looks at the literary and cultural and social responses to Easter 1916 from the event up to the present day.  It will cover poetry by Yeats and the 1916 rebels (Pearse and  MacDonagh), plays by Sean O’Casey  and Frank Mc Guinness, novels by Roddy Doyle and Sebastian Barry and today’s reinterpretations such as the graphic novel Blood Upon the Rose.  We will also explore the way in which Easter 1916 is present in the city around us, how its representation and memory shapes our physical surroundings today through art, architecture, sculpture and public processions, festivals and events.  It will look at Film and TV representations of the event.  It will include a consideration of public performance through the 1966 50th anniversary events and debates around commemorations today and the proposed re design of GPO and O’Connell Street.  The course will also involve a field trip to the GPO and to Kilmainham Gaol. 

This course will take place in the seminar room of the National Library on Kildare Street

8 Tuesdays Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 6, 13, 20         

10.00am-12.30pm

Fee €175

To book a place, contact UCD Adult Education Centre: 01 7167123.

Email: adult.education@ucd.ie

Web: www.ucd.ie/adulted

 
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