Fall 2017 Classes

HIST 370 and IRST 390: The Irish in Film

Thursdays, 3:10-5:50p.m.

Professor Phelim Dolan

Rathaus 205


HIST 163 (IRST 103): The Irish in America

Mondays, 6:30-9:20 pm  

Professor Patrick McGough

Razran 209  


History of Ireland from the Norman Conquest to 1690

HI 230


Professor Patrick McGough

                Tuesday, 6:30-9:20 p.m.                    

Razran 109      


Elementary Irish I (IRST 101-01, 59409)

Fall 2017 Queens College

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15-1:30 p.m.

3 credits

Professor Thomas Ihde

Study the native language of Ireland! In the 2011 census, 1.8 million people in Ireland claimed to speak the Irish language. It remains the everydaylanguage in some coastal communities on the western coast called the Gaeltacht and can be readily heard on national television (TG4.ie) and radio (RnaG at RTE.ie).

In the past, completion of IRST 101 and IRST 102 entitled students to apply for the Gaeltacht Summer Awards through the Fulbright Commission. If awarded the grant, students have their tuition (6 credits) and food and housing paid for with the summer study abroad experience at NUI-Galway. Two Queens College students have received this award in the past.


Singing Amid Uncertainty: The Poetry of W.B. Yeats

ENGL 368W-01 (31516)

Mondays, Wednesdays 3:10-4:25 PM, KY 416

Professor Jeffrey Cassvan

In this course we will explore the work of William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), the greatest twentieth-century poet of the English language. In addition to working through the different periods of his markedly varied fifty-year long poetic career, we will consider Yeats’s prose and his drama in the context of Irish history and culture. We will also focus on the ways in which a number of contemporary trends in literary theory and criticism have informed the interpretation of his work.   


The Dialogue: From Plato to the Renaissance

HTH 300, Comp Lit 384

Tuesdays and Thursday, 1:40-2:55 p.m.

Professor Clare Carroll

Beginning with Plato's Symposium, we will study the dialogue as a philosophical, political and literary form through late antiquity to the Renaissance. A major focus will be Castiglion'e The Courtier (1528( and such late 16th-century dialogues as Guazzo's The Civil Conversation and Spenser's A View of the Present State of Ireland.