|1||Welcomes, logistical explanations, and a few warm-up exercises.|
|2||James Joyce, "The Dead." Not to pre-empt the lead-off persons here, but two questions that nag at me about this story are, "To whom precisely does the yitle refer?" and "Can this marriage be saved?"||Handout: Joyce, James. "The Dead."|
|3||James Joyce, "The Dead." (cont.)||Handout: Joyce, James. "The Dead."|
|4||William Butler Yeats||Handout: Yeats, William Butler. Sample of poems.|
|5||William Butler Yeats (cont.)||Handout: Yeats, William Butler. Sample of poems.|
|6||Samuel Beckett||Bolger: Beckett. "Dante and the Lobster" and "For to End Yet Again."|
|7||Recently an enterprising group undertook the filming of all of Beckett's stage works. The Literature Section film office owns the set, and we'll take a look at a few of Smiling Sammy's shorter works today.|
|8||Edna O'Brien||Handout: O'Brien. "Sister Imelda."
Bolger. p. 282.
|9||William Trevor||Bolger. p. 187.|
|10||Mary Lavin||Bolger. p. 95.|
|11||John McGahern||Handout: McGahern. "All Sorts of Impossible Things."
Bolger. p. 67.
|Bolger. p. 265.
Bolger. p. 524.
|Bolger. p. 295.
Bolger. p. 387.
|15||Brian Friel (cont.)||Friel.|
|16||Seamus Heaney||Crotty. p. 197.|
|17||Seamus Heaney (cont.)||Crotty. p. 197.|
|18||John Montague||Crotty. p. 178.|
|19||John Montague (cont.)|
Nuala ni Dhomhnaill
|Handout: Boland. "A Kind of Scar."
Crotty. p. 272.
Crotty. p. 365.
Crotty. p. 398.
|21||Marina Carr||McGuiness: Carr. "Portia Coughlin."|
|22||Discussion of poetry from The White Page. The lead-off people will have the power / responsibility to select the poem we attend to on that day, and given time others may bring forward their choices.||McBreen.|
|23||The White Page Discussions (cont.)||McBreen.|
|24||The White Page Discussions (cont.)||McBreen.|
|25||The White Page Discussions (cont.)||McBreen.|