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HIST 4270 Making it Irish: Cultural Revival and Revolution (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This interdisciplinary course will explore the relationships between visual, literary and material culture, with examination of the early Medieval Irish sources for the nineteenth century Celtic Revival. Its focus is the 2016 McMullen Museum of Art exhibition, The Arts and Crafts Movement: Making it Irish, which will constitute the primary visual course text. The Arts and Crafts movement in Ireland occurred alongside the more prominent Literary Revival—both arising during a period of growing nationalist pressures that would culminate with the 1916 Easter Rising and in 1921, with independence. Scholars from Boston College and Ireland working on this exhibition will present lectures and lead workshops during the semester

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kevin O'Neill
Nancy Netzer
Robert Stanton
Vera Kreilkamp

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II.

Cross listed with: ARTH3318 ENGL3362


Last Updated: 24-Jun-17