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S20A06 This Storied Land: Understanding Ireland Through Its Poems, Plays and Stories

Dates: February 4 - March 3, 2020

Meets: Tu from 9:30 AM to 11:30 PM

Location: JMU Ice House Room 104

Registration Fee: $35.00

Online registration is not available at this time. Please contact our office for more information.

 Phone: 540-568-4253  Email: pce@jmu.edu

Please note: this course requires membership in Lifelong Learning Institute Membership 2019-2020

This course will focus on Irish writers from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Ireland is a land of storytellers and poets, and we will acquire a better understanding of this country through their words. We will start with William Butler Yeats and the Celtic Twilight, and then look at the country's struggle for Independence from Great Britain. We will then move on to the violence that wracked Northern Ireland and the Republic through the works of Colm McCann and others, the Celtic Tiger and ghost estates, and then end in the present day with current poems and stories from the Irish presses.

Susan Facknitz had the pleasure of teaching Creative Writing and American and Irish Literature at JMU for 32 years. She led Study Abroad trips to Ireland, and spent many months traveling the Irish courtyside. No retired, she leads a writers' group at Blue Ridge Community College and works at the Harrisonburg Visitor Center.
Fee: $35.00
Hours:10.00

JMU Ice House Room 104

127 W Bruce St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Date Day Time Location
02/04/2020Tuesday9:30 AM to 11:30 PM JMU Ice House Room 104
02/11/2020Tuesday9:30 AM to 11:30 PM JMU Ice House Room 104
02/18/2020Tuesday9:30 AM to 11:30 PM JMU Ice House Room 104
02/25/2020Tuesday9:30 AM to 11:30 PM JMU Ice House Room 104
03/03/2020Tuesday9:30 AM to 11:30 PM JMU Ice House Room 104

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