Summer 2003
Fully Enrolled

HUMS 651
Literary Ireland

Burt,Daniel S.

07/02/2003 - 07/19/2003
Monday-Sunday 01:00 AM - 01:00 AM

What better way to experience Irish literature, history, and culture than in Ireland? In the summer of 2003, Daniel Burt-one of GLSP's very popular professors-will lead a study trip to Ireland. Students who joined Dr. Burt's Literary London study trip in 2001 described it as a life-changing experience, and this course promises to be just as spectacular. Using locations in Ireland as the classroom, this course will examine some of the world's great works of literature in the settings that inspired them.

Scheduled from July 2-19, 2003, the program will begin with a 9-night stay in Dublin in apartment suites on the campus of Trinity College. Walking tours and lectures will cover Viking and Medieval Dublin, the Augustan Dublin of Jonathan Swift, the Victorian Dublin of Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, and the key sites associated with the Irish Renaissance, Uprising, and Civil War. Particular attention will be paid to the life and times of James Joyce that will include following in his footsteps and those of his most famous creations, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom.

Following the stay in Dubl the group will journey to the west of Ireland to Sligo, in the heart of Yeats Country where the program will be based from July 11-19, residing in 6-person houses at the Yeats Village. Excursions in and around Sligo will include trips to the lake Isle of Innisfree, Yeat's Tower at Thoor Ballylee, to the Aran Islands where Synge based many of his plays, and into Donegal.

This is a 3-credit course whose cost include: a non-refundable $350 registration fee, tuition, and an additional course fee of approximately $1,940, which includes 18 days' accommodations (including breakfasts in Dublin), excursions, and activities, but not air fare or most meals. This course is limited to 15 students, with 15 students currently pre-registered. However, spaces may open at the last minute, and the GLSP very much encourages you to sign up for the waiting list by contacting the office at or (860) 685-2900. For updated information and a preliminary itinerary, visit the GLSP Web site at

Daniel Burt (B.A. Colgate University; M.A., Ph.D. New York University) is author of The Chronology of American History, The Biography Book, and a three-volume critical guide to historical fiction. He has written extensively about Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett in The Literary 100 and The Novel 100, and on Shaw, Synge, O'Casey, and Friel in the forthcoming Drama 100.


Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Seminar

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 15

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