Assignment 23rd November

“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 Doll’s House- GVV

(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)

Classwork for 26th and 27th September


Write a personal essay in which you reflect on the “useless clutter” that is a feature of many aspects of our lives.

You are participating in a public speaking competition for second-level students. Write a speech, that can be serious or amusing or both, in which you describe what you see as the essential elements of the Irish character.
(Both titles taken from 2016 Higher Level Paper 1)

Evening Lecture Series

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.

Course Director 
Dr Clare Clarke

Date, Time, and Place:

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)