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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Camden Spring
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Camden Learning Abroad
Program Description:

Ireland Learning Abroad
For questions about your application, contact the Rutgers University-Camden Office of International Students & Global Programs at or 856-225-6832.

The Program
This course will offer an introduction to the rich variety of Irish literature since the late nineteenth century, with special emphasis on the historical circumstances out of which it grew. The course begins in Camden, with readings in the fiction, drama, and poetry of the period, and concludes in Ireland, with explorations of its fascinating and complex historical context.

We will study works by key figures in the Irish Literary Renaissance of the early 20th century, including at least two of Ireland's four Nobel Prize winners, as well as important writers of the present. Our discussions will focus on the traditional preoccupations of Irish literature: the strength of national or patriotic feeling, the place of the Church in Irish culture, the exigencies of Irish family life, and the special quality of the English language in Ireland. We will study works by James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, Brian Friel, J. M. Synge, Lennox Robinson, Eavan Boland, Seamus Heaney, and others. The syllabus will focus on fewer works than it has done in the past, while concentrating on developing a fuller context for each.

The structure of the tour will support the thematic goals of the course, beginning in the romantic West, with its associations of native culture and authenticity, and including an overnight visit to Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands, emblem of the Gaeltacht, that is, the area in Ireland where the native language is still spoken. The tour concludes in cosmopolitan Dublin, with its theaters and museums and its historical link to Anglo-Irish culture and English rule. In the middle, we spend two days in the provincial town of Sligo, Yeats's family home.

Program Location(s)
Galway, Inishmore, Sligo, and Dublin Ireland

Faculty Director: Dr. Timothy Martin, Department of English
Course Number: 50:350:389; cross-listed with: 56:350:505, 56:606:613
Course Meeting Dates and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:35 PM - 4:55 PM

Program Dates
May 17-27, 2018

Financial Information
Program Cost: TBD (Approximately $3,200)

Program Cost Includes
Some meals
Travel Health Insurance

Program Cost Does Not Include
Course Tuition (all Rutgers students must register for the course to participate in this program)
Passport Fee (if you do not have a current, valid passport)
Visa Fee (if applicable)
Personal expenses while abroad (including certain meals)

*Please complete all components of the application, including passport number and expiration date.
*Upon completion of this application, the Office of International Students & Global Programs will register you in the course.
*To withdraw, please contact the Office of International Students & Global Programs at Remember: once you sign the Camden Statement of Financial Responsibility, you may be responsible for paying the entire cost of the program.