Programs by Country: Ireland + Dialogue of Civilizations

IRELAND: Irish Society, Literature and Film (CLOSED)

Dialogue of Civilizations | Dublin, Ireland

Faculty Leader: Patrick Mullen (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (

Information Session: November 4, 5-6 pm, 400B Holmes (there will be pizza!)

Term: Summer I


  • ENGL3487: Film and Text Abroad: Irish Cinema
  • ENGL2600: Irish Literary Culture Abroad


In this program students will be introduced to modern Irish culture and society through its vibrant traditions of literature and film.  Students will focus on the exploration of Irish novels, short stories, and films using these as gateways to explore the island’s history, politics, monuments, architecture, landscapes, music, food, and folk culture.  Literature has long held a uniquely important place in Ireland, so students will have the opportunity to read Irish greats such as Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce, and modern prize-winners such as Seamus Heaney, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, and Colm Toibín.  Students will learn techniques of literary analysis and discover how literature situates itself in the rich life of the island.  Irish film production took off in the 1990s, but the explosion that brought the world powerful films such as In the Name of the Father and The Magdalene Laundries grew out of a long relationship between Ireland and cinema.  Students will be invited to explore this cinematic history as well as contemporary film production both experimental and mainstream.

IRELAND: Studio Art, History, and Culture in Ireland

Dialogue of Civilizations | Ballyvaughn, Ireland

Faculty Leader: Mira Cantor (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (

Information Session: January 22, 2014, 5:15 pm, 399 Ryder Hall

Term: Summer II


  • ARTE2500 Art + Design Abroad: Studio - Art Studio in Ireland
  • ARTE2501 Art and Design Abroad: History - History and Culture in Ireland


This is a 4 weeks studio hands on experience where students are provided a studio to create a project using any art medium. The first week is very structured by the faculty. Students will participate in a series of exercises, hike, listen to lectures and discuss readings. Weekend: to Aran Islands. The second week students discuss their projects and begin working on them. There are intense critiques every other day by faculty. Weekend :a day at the Galway Arts Festival. The third week the work continues with Celli dancing and lectures in between. The fourth week we prepare for the final exhibition of all student work.  Weekend: Dublin

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