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This program will be offered next in summer 2018. It will not be offered in summer 2017. Interested students are encouraged to begin a summer 2018 application in spring 2017.
It may be very significant that the Irish language had no equivalent for the English word “emigrant,” with its voluntary and emotionally neutral connotations. Rather, the Irish word primarily used to describe one who left Ireland has been deoraí, the literal meaning of which is “exile.” In Old Irish the form deoraid was a legal term referring to a person without property, and, . . . the word also implied a person without kinfolk or social “place”—an outsider, a stranger, even an outlaw. (Miller 105)
This program is centered around the Capstone course,The Myth of Ireland: Literature, Culture, and History, and it involves travel to four locations in Ireland: Dublin, Lisdoonvarna, the western Island Inishbofin, and Galway. Throughout the time abroad, students will visit Irish cultural landmarks while studying key works of Irish literature and often traveling to the places that inspired them. The course examines the development of modern Ireland through literature, focusing on issues including Irish-American immigration, “the Troubles,” and the relationship between urban and rural areas in Ireland.
Dr. James O'Loughlin, Associate Professor
Department: Languages and Literatures
Campus Address: BAR 2046
CAP 3159: The Myth of Ireland: Literature, Culture, & History (3 credit hours)
This class focuses on Irish and Irish American literature, taking advantage whenever possible of Irish locations that relate to the material. The course examines the development of modern Ireland through literature, focusing on issues including Irish-American immigration, “the Troubles,” and the relationship between urban and rural areas in Ireland.
This course is cross-listed as an English literature course. If you wish to receive this credit, notify the Study Abroad Center.
Participation in this program requires several class meetings throughout the spring semester. Please contact the program's course leader for more information.
Students will stay in a hotel or hostel arranged by the Study Abroad Center and paid for before departure. Most meals will be paid for by students out-of-pocket while abroad. Only a few meals are built into the cost of the program. Students are encouraged to try the local foods.
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