Alain De Botton narrates:
“The general vision and viewpoint is shaped by the reader’s feeling of optimism or pessimism in reading the text.”
In the light of the above statement, compare the general vision and viewpoint in at least two texts you have studied in your comparative course.
(a) Choose a key moment from one of your chosen texts and show how it influenced your understanding of the general vision and viewpoint. (in reference to A Doll’s house)
Give examples from first 10 elements of style listed.Read through the Irish Times article and complete task (1) that follows it.
This course will provide an introduction to major authors of poetry, drama and prose through close examination of selected texts, chosen from among those prescribed for the Leaving Certificate. The course will be of special interest to teachers and pupils preparing for the examination but the lectures will be directed towards a more general audience as well.
Dr Clare Clarke
There will be ten weekly lectures beginning on Tuesday 11th October 2016 at 7 pm, in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2.
Tuesday 11 October 2016, 7 pm Shakespeare, Hamlet by Ema Vyroubalova
Tuesday 18 October 2016, 7 pm Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House by Julie Bates
Tuesday 25 October 2016, 7 pm F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby by Stephen Matterson
Tuesday 1 November 2016, 7 pm Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights by Jane Carroll
Tuesday 8 November 2016, 7 pm Brian Friel, Translations by Tom Walker
Tuesday 15 November 2016, 7 pm John Donne, Selected poetry by Mark Sweetnam
Tuesday 22 November 2016, 7 pm Paul Durcan, selected poetry Philip Coleman
Tuesday 29 November 2016, 7 pm Sylvia Plath, Selected Poetry by Stephen Matterson
Tuesday 6 December 2016, 7 pm Jane Austen, Emma by Darryl Jones
Tuesday 13 December 2016, 7 pm Shakespeare, Hamlet by Ema Vyroubalova (Repeat Lecture)