This minor offers students the opportunity to concentrate on the literature of Ireland while gaining an understanding of its historical, cultural, and literary contexts. The program offers a variety of courses that give students an understanding of some of the trends and leading figures of Irish literature. Courses on Ireland’s Literary Revival, Contemporary Literature and Politics, and on major figures like William Butler Yeats explore key moments in Irish literary history, as well as the ways in which Irish literature impacted national identity and wider literary trends.
September 10-11: Irish Festival!
Le Moyne College had a table at the Syracuse Irish Festival, alerting the community to our Irish doings/recruitment. Highlights of the day included Karel Blakeley speaking about Le Moyne’s staging of Brian Friel's “Translations” a few years ago, Dr. Pat Kenny from Onondaga Community College speaking on "Mind, Matter and Irishness: George Berkeley and Idealism," and Kate Costello-Sullivan giving a mini-lecture on "Irishmen and Greek Gods: John Banville's 'The Infinities.'
June 16, 2010: BLOOMSDAY at Le Moyne!
Once again, the Irish Program joins the local Syracuse James Joyce Club (and hundreds of others worldwide) to present a day-long celebration of Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses. Come enjoy Joyce's literature, special guests--and bia agus craic! Contact Kate C-S at x4215 for additional information.