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HIST 4272 Rural Ireland: The Inside story (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This interdisciplinary course will explore the relationships between visual, textual, and material culture. Its focus is the 2012 McMullen Museum of Art exhibition "Rural Ireland: the Inside Story." It will explore the relationship between the material culture of rural Ireland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the different media that have attempted to represent it. Readings include historical sources as well as literary texts by authors such as William Carleton, John Synge, Flann O'Brien. Curators and scholars from Boston College, Ireland, and the U.S. who are working on this exhibition will present lectures and lead workshops during the semester.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Department of English, Department of History, Kevin O'Neill and Vera Kreilkamp

Prerequisites: History Core

Cross listed with: ENGL2243

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Last Updated: 22-Feb-14