Literary Ireland

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.


On campus, the course will cover three areas: history of the travelogue, a primer in documentary filmmaking, and finally, the core of the course at home is studying John Lawson Stoddard's writing as the premiere travelogist of the late 19th/early 20th century.